We’ve seen growing support for a universal basic income or UBI. In a nutshell, the government would pay every citizen a set amount of money without any means testing or work requirement. Democratic Party presidential candidate Andrew Yang has made UBI a central issue in his campaign. Under his plan, every American over the age of 18 would get $1,000 per month, guaranteed. This sounds great, doesn’t it? Who doesn’t want free money? But the plan raises a few questions — like how would the government pay for it?
In this episode of It’s Your Dime, host Mike Maharrey talks with Antony Sammeroff, author of the book “Universal Basic Income: For and Against.” They discuss the pros and cons of UBI and delve into some of the economic ramifications.
Bill Greene’s biggest claim to fame is spurning Donald Trump and voting for Ron Paul as a member of the electoral college in 2016. But Bill is more than just a “faithless elector.” He’s an assistant professor of political science at South Texas College, and an expert on “constitutional tender” and sound money.
In this edition of It’s Your Dime, host Mike Maharrey talks to Bill about his experience as a member of the electoral college and the importance of reestablishing gold and silver as legal tender in the United States.
Central bankers and politicians think they can run the economy.
In this episode of the Friday Gold Wrap, host Mike Maharrey digs into some fundamental economic theories that explain why these central planners will always fail, no matter how noble their intentions.
Eric Peters is known as “the libertarian car guy.” But even if you aren’t particularly interested in automobiles, you’ll want to listen to this interview. Mike Maharrey and Eric not only talk about what’s going on in the auto market – an important economic barometer – but they also cover a range of topics from the Green New Deal, to electric cars, to the nanny state.
Silver often gets lost in gold’s shadow, but it’s important in its own right – both as an industrial and a monetary metal. In this episode of It’s Your Dime, Mike Maharrey talks all things silver with Silver Institute Executive Director Michael DiRienzo.
From the moment we enter the education system, we’re taught that government provides a benevolent hand that guides the economy and protects its citizens. For more than 50 years, Reason Magazine has been exposing the cracks in this narrative, contrasting the heavy hand of government with the beauty of free minds and free markets.
In this episode of It’s Your Dime, Mike Maharrey talks with Reason editor-at-large Nick Gillespie.
Immigration policy is one of the biggest issues facing America right now. It’s also one of the most contentious. Should the US build a wall along the Mexican border? Are there other immigration policy reforms the US should consider? And why does it even matter?
Mike Maharrey explores the immigration issue with journalist Ryan Girdusky in this episode of It’s Your Dime. They also talk politics, discussing the midterm elections and Trump’s prospects for 2020.
What can we do when the federal government exceeds its constitutional authority? Thomas Jefferson answered that question in 1798. He said, “nullification is the rightful remedy.” But what in the world is nullification? And how do you do it?
What’s going on in precious metals markets? Is a recession looming? If so, what does that mean for gold and silver?
In this episode of It’s Your Dime, Mike Maharrey talks to precious metals and investment expert Chris Blasi about these questions and much more.
Are you prepared for a disaster?
People tend to stereotype “preppers” as tinfoil hat wearing conspiracy theorists waiting for the zombie apocalypse. Suzanne Sherman busts all the stereotypes.