Nixon’s Guaranteed Basic Income Proposal

This is amazing. I’m actually ashamed of never having read this before despite the fact that I read quite often about history and politics. It’s additional proof of how powerful, and how dangerous, censorship is in the U.S.

Richard Nixon was a war-mongering conservative who put corporate interests ahead of the interests of the people most of the time – yet, even HE thought about people on occasion. His domestic policy was more liberal than the “hero” of democrats in recent decades, Bill Clinton. THAT is how far to the extreme right the U.S. has marched to the drummers of Fascist ideology.

The Empire of The United States will fall, probably this century. The basic question is exactly when. This will be determined by how long we continue to bend our collective knee at the alter of a system that promotes racism, sexism, destruction of the environment (described as progress), religious intolerance and extremism, unbridled greed, side-stepping responsibility, competition against each other to enrich the ruling class and blatant ignorance. (We embrace ignorance like children clutching at a bottle of milk).

Read this educational piece posted by The Most Revolutionary Act (and check out more posts from one of the most informative sites around):

Imagine my recent surprise on learning Republican president Richard Nixon, in 1968, was on the verge of enacting an unconditional income for all poor families. It would have guaranteed a family of four $1,600 a year, equivalent to roughly $10,000 in 2016. Here we have yet another historical event that’s been conveniently erased from US […]

via Nixon’s Guaranteed Basic Income Proposal — The Most Revolutionary Act

6 comments on “Nixon’s Guaranteed Basic Income Proposal

  1. Yeah. Isn’t it amazing that people interested in world events who engage in public discussion can have something so important hidden from them? Wow. I knew about Nixon’s unpopular (and rarely mentioned) imposition of wage and price controls in 1970 to counter inflation, but never heard about this until now.

  2. You’re welcome. It’s a great post. It still baffles me that I’d never heard about this until now.

  3. I never heard of it until someone mentioned it in passing on some BBC4 feature on economics. So I decided to do some research on it.

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