Category Archives for "Economy"

Ask Chuck: Universal Basic Income Explained

Dear Chuck, Can you explain the concept of Universal Basic Income? It seems more like a Robin Hood plan than good economics.  Concerned Taxpayer    Dear Concerned Taxpayer,  Universal Basic Income (UBI), known by many other names, is defined by its most ardent supporters like this: “It is a regular income paid to everyone without […]

Ask Chuck: Will Social Security Go Broke?

Dear Chuck, I’m a recent college graduate with my first “real” job. With that comes paying into the Social Security System. My concern is whether or not there will be funds for me someday, especially in light of the recent deficit report.   Worried Millennial   Dear Worried Millennial,  First, I am impressed with a number […]

Ask Chuck: Everything You Need to Know About Negative Interest Rates

Dear Chuck, I can’t wrap my head around negative interest rates. What does this mean for my savings accounts in the bank? Can you help me figure this out?  Confused about Rates    Dear Confused,  You are not the only one who finds this a challenge to understand. Simply put, it inverts the model that […]

Ask Chuck: Is Universal Basic Income a Biblical Solution?

Hey Chuck, I read more and more people pushing for Universal Basic Income (UBI)? This sounds cool but so does a free condo on the beach. First, what is it? More importantly, is it really a good thing? Interested in UBI Thanks for your important and timely question. UBI is being talked about heavily among […]

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