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Boston Basic Income

24 EpisodesProduced by Alex HowlettWebsite

Hosted by Alex Howlett and Derek Van Gorder, Boston Basic Income is a weekly discussion that explores different topics as they relate to basic income (UBI). Basic income is a regular income unconditionally paid to every individual person.BBI is co-sponsored by the US Basic Income Guarantee Network (… read more


138 — Private UBI

To what extent is it possible to implement basic income independently from the government?  What challenges and constraints might face such a system?  Conrad Shaw joins us to discuss these questions as well as a new app he's working on called Comingle that hopes to achieve a privately-implemented basic income.

Conrad has been a UBI researcher since 2016.  Before Comingle, he designed and implemented the UBI pilot program featured in Deia Schlosberg's forthcoming "Bootstraps" documentary series.  He has also written extensively on the subject of UBI and built a "UBI calculator" tool that helps people compare different UBI proposals.

For reading this week, we have a recent Medium story by Conrad entitled "UBI in an App!" that describes the basics of how Comingle works.

Learn more about the Comingle project at

Previous related Boston Basic Income topics have included:
BBI #19: Project Greshm
BBI #26: Cryptocurrencies
BBI #79: Private cities

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Photo by Qim Manifester on Unsplash

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