Activist and Big Think reader Roy M. Arce explains his idea for a new community policing team and how it can halt vicious cycles of PTSD and homelessness.
- Roy Arce is a U.S. veteran with PTSD whose traumatic experiences with police led him to draft a proposal for how communities and police can work better together.
- A new kind of police response team – made up of at least one police officer and a trained community peace representative – would be part of what Arce calls "the greatest PTSD healing curriculum" in the U.S.
- This civilian proposal would also seek to treat homelessness in one of the country's most affected regions.
The Evergreen National Education Prize offers monetary and promotional support to organizations helping low-income youths access education.
- Big Think is highlighting worthy ventures that promote innovation and scale within educational programs.
- The Evergreen National Education Prize will award a $100,000 top prize to an organization that helps low-income youths access college or vocational education.
- Applications for this year's Evergreen Prize must be completed by July 12, 2019.
A universal basic income is just one of Andrew Yang's ideas to update capitalism for the 21st century.
- Andrew Yang's universal basic income proposal has gained a lot of attention, but it is just one part of his "human-center capitalism" philosophy.
- Human-centered capitalism calls for government to refocus on human wellbeing, not GDP growth, as the go-to metric of economic success.
- Yang is one of many thinkers looking to update capitalism for the 21st century.
The once-famously cheap city is growing more expensive by the year, pricing out the artists that it was once known for.
- Rent prices in Berlin have risen 129 percent in the past decade.
- In response to growing public pressure, the Berlin city government has enacted a plan to freeze rent prices for five years.
- The majority of economic research on rent controls suggest that this may backfire, but only time will tell.
Andrew Yang argues that the Alaska Permanent Fund shows the path to implementing a nationwide universal basic income.
- The Alaska Permanent Fund directs oil revenue into a fund that pays Alaskans a yearly dividend, usually between $1,000 and $2,000.
- Andrew Yang points to this and other experiments to support the efficacy of a universal basic income.
- However, Alaska's model leaves several important questions unanswered.