Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes argues that the best way to fight income inequality is with a radically simple idea: a guaranteed income for working people, paid for by the one percent.
To help people who are struggling, Hughes proposes a simple, bold solution: a guaranteed income for working people, including unpaid caregivers and students, paid for by the one percent. The way Hughes sees it, a guaranteed income is the most powerful tool we have to combat poverty and stabilize America’s middle class. Money–cold hard cash with no strings attached–gives people freedom, dignity, and the ability to climb the economic ladder. A guaranteed income for working people is the big idea that’s missing in the national conversation.
This book, grounded in Hughes’s personal experience, will start a frank conversation about how we earn in modern America, how we can combat income inequality, and ultimately, how we can give everyone a fair shot.
Who: Facebook Co-founder Chris Hughes, and you!
What: Book talk for Fair Shot: Rethinking Inequality and How We Earn
Where: Politics and Prose at The Wharf, 70 District Square SW, Washington D.C. 20024
When: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 7 p.m.
More information can be found on the Politics and Prose website here.