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Connections: Is it time for a Universal Basic Income?

Elon Musk recently said that it might be time for a UBI, a Universal Basic Income. He said that mechanization has made it difficult to replace lost jobs, and there might be no other recourse to help Americans who are displaced. So, what is a UBI? How would it work? How's the track record? Our guests explain and debate it:

Erika Rosenberg, Center for Governmental Research
Peter Nabozny, Center for Governmental Research
Amit Batabyal, professor of economics at RIT


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Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.