Economic despair in the face of unimaginable wealth? Scarcity in a reality of plenty? Is there now a case for giving every American a share of a public wealth fund? In what ways might a universal basic income work to increase productivity and economic stability? And in what ways does the idea appeal to conservatives? On this show, host Burt Cohen talks with Jim Pugh co-founder of the Universal Income Project. The idea goes back to 18th century England and President Nixon who pushed the idea in 1971. With the advent of AI and robotics, for a more secure economic future, can we afford not to open our eyes to this idea?