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Rafael Miranda-Esquivel
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What if instead of the excess that commercial enterprise generated as profit went into a fund for a universal wage instead?
QUOTE: There's a simple way to end poverty: the government just gives everyone enough money, so nobody is poor. No ifs, buts, conditions, or tests. Everyone gets the minimum they need to survive, even if they already have plenty.

QUOTE: This, in essence, is "universal minimum income" or "guaranteed basic income"—where, instead of multiple income assistance programs, we have just one: a single payment to all citizens, regardless of background, gender, or race. It's a policy idea that sounds crazy at first, but actually begins to make sense when you consider some recent trends.

QUOTE: The first is that work isn't what it used to be. Many people now struggle through a 50-hour week and still don't have enough to live on. There are many reasons for this—including the heartlessness of employers and the weakness of unions—but it's a fact. Work no longer pays. The wages of most American workers have stagnated or declined since the 1970s. About 25% of workers (including 40% of those in restaurants and food service) now need public assistance to top up what they earn.
What if the government simply paid everyone enough so that no one was poor? It's an insane idea that's gaining an unlikely alliance of supporters.
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In one simple quote, Sister Joan Chittister, O.S.B. sums up the hypocrisy in the 'pro-life' movement: "I do not believe that just because you're opposed to abortion, that that makes you pro-life. ...
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In this tutorial we show the use of apply in R, its variants, and a few of its relatives, applied to different data structures.
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  • Universidad Nacional de La Plata
    Dr. Natural Sciences, 1996 - 1999
  • Universidad Nacional de Colombia
    M. Sc. Systematics, 1991 - 1994
  • Universidad Nacional de Colombia
    B. Sc. Biology, 1982 - 1991
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  • Universidad Industrial de Santander
    Professor, 1994 - present
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