Mike, thanks for a well-thought-out column.

I appreciate your doing the numbers on the UBI. In addition to all its other drawbacks, a little math shows that it’s financially impossible at a time when some people are trying to cut social security and food stamps, not to mention any subsidy for major medical insurance premiums for the low-wage workers. I wrote a column on this UBI topic where I also did the math and it’s truly impossible.

The goal that Yang wants to achieve is possible with subsidized public corps that hire lower-skilled workers at a living wage to perform useful services such as housing for seniors with dementia, transportation for people with disabilities, day care for working families, etc.

For what it’s worth, I think that the Dems candidate needs to be someone who

— Will not incite the right-wing Republicans to leave the house and vote for Mr. T

— Will not incite the racists, misogynists, and religious zealots to leave the house and vote for Mr. T

— Will offer a fours years of No-Drama government to those in the middle who are sick of the never-ending Mr. Crazy DC Circus.

In other words, someone who is a sure as possible of winning the election and keeping the right wing from getting one or more Supreme Court justices.

Just my personal opinion.

— David Grace

Graduate of Stanford University & U.C. Berkeley Law School. Author of 17 novels and over 200 Medium columns on Economics, Politics, Law, Humor & Satire.

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