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What if the government guaranteed you an income?

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David Wheeler: U.S. should provide a monthly cash payment to every American

Wheeler: A guaranteed minimum income can address unemployment issue

He says it would be a psychological benefit, lift the economy, and create stability

Wheeler: It is also cheaper than our current malfunctioning safety net

Editor’s Note: David R. Wheeler lives in Lexington, Kentucky, where he is a freelance writer and a journalism professor at Asbury University. Follow him on Twitter @David_R_Wheeler The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

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First, the bad news: Even if the economy improves, middle-class career paths will continue to disappear as globalization and technological innovation render more jobs obsolete.

Now, the good news: The fear, stres