Universal Basic Income in the Age of Covid-19

Dan Hurt

June 1, 2021

Daniel M Hurt Universal Basic Income in the Age of Covid-19

Covid-19 has unleashed an economic genie that has wrought changes in the way Americans are looking at the way their economy works for them and their families.

Furloughed workers, overwhelmed state development and unemployment offices, expanded unemployment options, a continued cry and hue to increase the minimum wage to a living wage, and work-from-home availability have all changed worker and management expectations regarding an equitable economic environment.

Chief among the many proposals on the table for discussion is the institution of a universal basic income for all American families. Since first broached by then-Democratic presidential candidate, Andrew Yang, the idea of universal basic income has gained traction.

Daniel M Hurt is one such long time adherent of the universal basic income proposals.  Hurt, a Ft. Lauderdale, Florida general business consultant specializing in Cloud consultation and fractional sales management, points to the need to put buying power in the hands of the American consumer.

“A top driven economy that sees such a concentration of wealth among the top one percent is an unsustainable economic model,” according to Daniel M Hurt. By contrast, a universal basic income guarantee is a governmental allocation of a set amount of money on an ongoing basis.

Proponents argue that such a move would, by providing every adult American with a cash stipend guarantee, will lessen poverty, empower individuals, and owing to a decrease in other governmental entitlement programs, will lessen the cost of larger social programs.

“With the increase in automation that gas been ongoing for decades, it is important to look towards the horizon for new economic models and possibilities,” says Hurt.

Born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Daniel M Hurt is a cloud consultant by day and a family man by night. In the early 2000s, Dan Hurt became interested in computers and decided to start playing around with some friends and building computers.

Eventually, that playing around became his passion. Before he knew it, Dan Hurt had built his first computer in his Dad’s home office. The passion continued to grow and Daniel M Hurt went on to get his degree in Computer Science. After school Hurt got his first job at a tech company. He has made a few moves and continued to grow his knowledge set and the rest is history as they say. Now close to 20 + years later Dan Hurt still resides in Fort Lauderdale Florida with his wife Janet and son Michael Hurt.