"According to a new report
published today by the New England Complex Systems Institute,
mathematics can indeed be used to find a solution to income inequality.
And as it turns out, the math points to targeted programs that
redistribute wealth to the poor as the way to close the inequality gap
and improve the health of the economy as a whole.
'We need a very
measured, but definite shift in direction that will address the
economic problems and also address economic inequality problems,' Yaneer
Bar-Yam, a physicist and the founding president of the New England
Complex Systems Institute, told me. 'We went too far with Reaganomics
and now we have to go back in order to have healthy economic growth.'"
Another point for universal basic income?