Shop Talk: Economist Charles Clark on a guarantee minimum income

Did you know that President Nixon nearly passed guarantee minimum income legislation in the early ’70s? Or that the policy can significantly reduce the size of the U.S. government? That a 36 percent flat tax could pay for the program while also balancing the federal budget? Or that an experimental version of the program is afoot in a region of Canada? Charles Clark, a Catholic economist at St. John’s University, joins us to cover these topics and many others. (03/2016)

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