Could Universal Income Work For Wisconsin?, A History Of Pushing Buttons And Societal Influence, Tentative Deal To Avoid Shutdown

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Supporters of a universal basic income say it could serve as a replacement to the current welfare programs that sometimes make unemployment more gainful than seeking out a job. Our guest says Wisconsin should give universal income a try with a small scale experiment. We also learn about the history of buttons (think anything you push from remote buttons to that ‘like’ button) and how they’ve influenced who has the power in society and we discuss news that lawmakers have reached a tentative deal on border security that could avert a government shutdown.

Featured in this Show

  • Considering Universal Basic Income For Wisconsin

    Supporters of universal basic income say the system would create economic security and financial security. We talk to a guest who’d like to see Wisconsin experiment with this and consider the pros and cons.

  • A History Of Buttons And Why We Love To Push Them

    Have you ever noticed how satisfying it is to press a button, even if you know it won’t do anything? We talk to the author of a new book about the development of buttons and what our everyday interactions with them reveal about human tendencies.

  • Lawmakers Reach Tentative Deal On Border Security

    A group of lawmakers say they’ve reached a tentative deal on funding for border security that could avert a government shutdown. We talk about the details, and where President Trump stands on it.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Michele Gerard Good Technical Director
  • Mike McCabe Guest
  • Rachel Plotnick Guest
  • Eliza Collins Guest

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