Elizabeth Rhodes and Matt Krisiloff work at Y Combinator Research – https://ycr.org
They’re closing in on a final design for their basic income study. They’ll be providing people with a stipend each month and studying what happens.
Craig met up with Elizabeth and Matt to discuss the ideas behind basic income and YCR’s upcoming study.
0:10 – Matt and Elizabeth’s intro.
0:37 – What is basic income?
0:51 – Why is YCR working on basic income?
2:12 – Who else is studying basic income?
2:49 – Basic income’s history in the US.
4:05 – Basic income’s history internationally.
4:39 – Status of YCR’s basic income study.
5:37 – What is YCR hoping to learn from the study?
6:57 – How will YCR measure the effects of basic income?
8:34 – How much money will people get?
9:42 – How are they choosing people for the study?
11:28 – How are they logging the spending of people who participate?
12:25 – How does basic income differ from welfare?
13:48 – What are the best case scenarios for basic income outcomes?
16:02 – How might the market react to basic income?
17:30 – What are the arguments against basic income?
20:29 – YCR is hiring a basic income research manager – https://jobs.lever.co/ycr/2f74d9d7-0292-4a60-ae83-4602ad1d0daa
21:38 – Where can you learn more about basic income?
22:17 – If Elizabeth and Matt had a basic income, what would they spend it on?