if someone comes to you and they just want to find out more about Universal basic income and then you say, okay here are the things you should do. So for you, back in the day, it was Mana for me. It was raising the floor by and Eastern. Is there like a starter? You give them, like, hey, read this book. I mean, certainly, you are the internet's library on this. Oh, like, I refer people to Scouts hands. Like calm but like, what what, what do you? Yeah, tell people to do like,
I mean, that was the, that was the reason. Saying that I even started writing because it was like this kind of a long map project of I want to cover all of these different frequently asked questions I want to cover these different angles and put it all into one place. And so I have that FAQ on my blog and I refer to people too that a lot now even you know because I have various articles for different commonly asked questions, then I just share those a lot as ways to get people. To the idea. So yeah, like that was instead of like stopping or not doing anything and writing a book that, you know, I put a spent years or something writing that. I just wanted to get little pieces of shareable content, out and create almost like a table of contents for for your multiple normal questions that are asked. And I think at some point, I'll hopefully transform that into a book here in the immediate future to, to make it even easier. But
the short answer to this, got it. You just say, like, hey read Yang's book and I could have been, you know, you have to go through all of this. Like
it's but that's that's a good intro to for sure and also the and Easterns book, there's a that's the thing too is there's a there's just a great many books that can that can introduce people in different ways and it's important to match that book with them. So you know maybe someone doesn't care about the automation argument, maybe they care about you know the way the welfare system Works right now, there are existing safety net and say, hey read, you know, tyranny of kindness by trees, have been a cello, like that's like a great book to read or, you
know, Rose, you know, is doing a sequel to that book. Right now is Anna Lowry any libraries apparently like deep and how the welfare system works. So, really excited to see what she finds out. I like, where you're going with this. This so this is an important task thought. So when you have to do, is you have to say, like, well, what kind of person are reader are you? And they'd be like, if you're this, read the Yang's book, if you're this Read Teresa's book if you're this like that. That's very interesting. Yeah.
How are you listening to this podcast? You know, if you're not a reader then listen to this or if you prefer watching, you know, documentaries and here's like a documentary you got to watch first like yeah, it's all about meeting people where they are and make sure that, you know, they're able to consume something about basic income in a way that they prefer. And that reaches them based on, you know, be there liberal or conservative or libertarian or green party or whatever. Um, there's just so many different angles to to get people to understand
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