October 29, 2021
Basic Income and How to Pay for it

In this episode of Smart Talk, Ed Dodson and Floyd Marinescu, founder of UBIWorks Canada and CEO of C4 Media, discuss the challenges to our social safety nets posed by the combined effects of labor displacement by technology and the private appropriation of the commons. According to Marinescu, the collection of economic rent, which he sees as the technological inheritance of humanity, is not only the most equitable, but also the most effective method for funding a basic income for all. 

Floyd Marinescu is CEO and co-founder of C4Media which provides software development news and learning events serving 1.2M online on InfoQ.com, and 8000 attendees annually via QCon conferences in SF, NY, London, Beijing, Shanghai, and São Paulo. Floyd is an angel investor in over a dozen startups, and has built teams and businesses in the US, Canada, China, Brazil, Europe. He is also a CEO activist for universal basic income.