presser_sw“America loses out on so much innovation and creativity because people are stuck literally being wage slaves, and not encouraged to take a risk on starting a business but to take risk that their employment actually pays a living wage and is secure.  So many entrepreneurs talk about innovation and passion, but how can you have the passion to innovate if your basic needs are unmet? Basic income would enable more people to leave jobs they lack the passion for (which already may not provide enough to live on) to work on the projects they care about that can actually effect change. It would be an investment in society.”