“Kamala Harris, Cory Booker ‘basic income’ plans likely remove work incentive, think tank says” Fox News, Novemeber 26, 2018

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“Kamala Harris, Cory Booker ‘basic income’ plans likely remove work incentive, think tank says” Fox News, Novemeber 26, 2018

Nov 26, 2018 1 min read

“Kamala Harris, Cory Booker ‘basic income’ plans likely remove work incentive, think tank says”

But the Heritage Foundation’s Vijay Menon wrote last month that plans similar to the recent liberal proposals have been tried before – only to fail.

Menon writes that a “negative income tax” experiment ran in six states from 1968 to 1980, and was documented by libertarian writer Charles Murray, author of “Losing Ground.”

“In ‘Losing Ground,’” Menon writes, “Murray concluded that the effect of the negative income tax on reducing work was ‘unambiguous and strong.’ ”

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