(The following was originally published in the Basic Income Earth Network)
Dean Capone, an active member of the Socialist Party of the United States of America, has announced his intention to seek the Party’s nomination for President of the United States with the intention of making Basic Income a major issue in his platform. Capone told BI News, “The Basic Income Guarantee is a crux of my proposed candidacy.”
A proponent of public ownership of primary heavy industry, a strong and unionized workforce, a National Basic Income and advocacy of civil and human rights at home and abroad, Capone considers himself part of a new generation in democratic socialist leadership. In an interview with the Independent Political Report, Capone said, “Implementation of an unqualified basic income would foster economic growth by leveling the playing field to a degree, and provide stability to meet the needs of every adult, while replacing most other entitlements.”
More information about Capone’s candidacy is on the campaign’s website at:deancapone.com.
Specific information about his position is on this page of his website: National Basic Income Guarantee.
See also: Joshua Fauver, “Interview With Declared 2016 Socialist Party USA Presidential Candidate Dean Capone.” the Independent Political Report, July 8, 2014.