About the Gerald Huff
Fund for Humanity
The Gerald Huff Fund for Humanity is a Section 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was created in 2019 to promulgate the message of Gerald Huff, ardent proponent of Universal Basic Income as a transitional solution to the existential threat of technological unemployment.
Through various programs and initiatives, the Fund raises awareness of the threat of technological unemployment and supports Universal Basic Income (UBI) by collaborating with education and advocacy programs and individuals to further its understanding, acceptance, and implementation to benefit all Americans.
Among the Fund’s current initiatives are Basic Income Today, an online information and community site dedicated to providing news and information and furthering the discussion and debate about UBI.
Why we should all have a basic income.
Consider for a moment that from this day forward, on the first day of every month, around $1,000 is deposited into your bank account –because you are a citizen. This income is independent of every other source of income and guarantees you a monthly starting salary above the poverty line for the rest of your life.
What do you do? Possibly of more importance, what don’t you do? How does this firm foundation of economic security and positive freedom affect your present and future decisions, from the work you choose to the relationships you maintain, to the risks you take?
The idea is called unconditional or universal basic income, or UBI. It’s like social security for all, and it’s taking root within minds around the world and across the entire political spectrum, for a multitude of converging reasons. Rising inequality, decades of stagnant wages, the transformation of lifelong careers into sub-hourly tasks, exponentially advancing technology like robots and deep neural networks increasingly capable of replacing potentially half of all human labor, world-changing events like Brexit and the election of Donald Trump – all of these and more are pointing to the need to start permanently guaranteeing everyone at least some income. Read More