An op-ed that Pastor Chris wrote was published in the Chicago Tribune today.
The piece highlights the potential of Guaranteed Basic Income policies to uplift the marginalized and vulnerable members of our society, revitalize our economy during a time of record-high inflation, and offer peace and stability to the hardworking families of the 1st District who are currently struggling to make ends meet.
Here’s a nugget from the article:
“The Bible teaches that God hates an 'unjust weight' or unfair ways to assign economic value. A Basic Income would make our economy more just. Like Andrew Yang, I am married to a smart, dynamic woman who has chosen to devote her efforts primarily to raising our five little children. The market currently values the efforts of my wife Aziza and Yang’s wife Evelyn at zero. There is dignity in raising children and providing for elderly relatives, and the market does not value such commitment. I believe in capitalism. I also believe that the market should serve and value humanity, family, and community; not the other way around. As Pope Francis has said: ‘The marketplace, by itself, cannot resolve every problem, however much we are asked to believe this dogma of neoliberal faith.’”
Read the full article here.
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