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Video: Larry and Friends (episode 1) Tackle the Myth of ‘Universal Basic Income’

Video: Larry and Friends (episode 1) Tackle the Myth of ‘Universal Basic Income’

Senior writer Larry Horist leads a rag tag group of political pundits through complex issues.  The inaugeral show is about Universal Basic Income, a socialist construct that so many liberals have been pushing.


Enjoy! and be sure to let us know what you think.

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Larry Horist

So,there‘tis… The opinions, perspectives and analyses of Larry Horist Larry Horist is a businessman, conservative writer and political strategist with an extensive background in economics and public policy. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman. He has served as a consultant to the Nixon White House and travelled the country as a spokesman for President Reagan’s economic reforms. He has testified as an expert witness before numerous legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress. Horist has lectured and taught courses at numerous colleges and universities, including Harvard, Northwestern, DePaul universities, Hope College and his alma mater, Knox College. He has been a guest on hundreds of public affairs talk shows, and hosted his own program, “Chicago In Sight,” on WIND radio. Horist was a one-time candidate for mayor of Chicago and served as Executive Director of the City Club of Chicago, where he led a successful two-year campaign to save the historic Chicago Theatre from the wrecking ball. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He is praised by readers for his style, substance and sense of humor. According to one reader, Horist is the “new Charles Krauthammer.” He is actively semi-retired in Boca Raton, Florida where he devotes his time to writing. So, there ‘tis is Horist’s signature sign off.


  1. Paul Miller

    Goodness gracious Larry – I expect more from you! I stopped halfway through because it was nothing more than two people’s opinion. It doesn’t matter how great people are when they’re giving their opinion without facts to base that opinion on then it is worthless. We don’t know if they’re bent one way or the other, what motivates them… where’s the facts, the statistics, the relevant examples, the comparisons, the actual cases that are in effect or have been and where’s the follow up on all that. Do better man.

    • Joe Gilbertson

      Yes, we know we need to polish up a bit…

    • Kent

      yes it will have to really be better so that the morons taught by those wonderful union teachers and taxpayer overpaid tenured professorial indoctrinators will eventually come to the realization that socialism is communism in drag and the wonderful capitalist economic system is still the best

  2. Bonnie Heap,

    Valuable discussion. Thx

  3. Mike Dry

    Nah – I don’t support UMI, but you miss a major point the folks who advocate this make. If every living soul is given a basic income that has nothing to do with anything other than the individual has a pulse, the need for the huge, expensive, zombie-job rich welfare system falls away. One argument for the UBI is that, overall, it will cost less than the present system. If UBI is enough, OK. If you want more, go work – the idea is nobody starves, but life will be pretty basic without working. I do like the idea of way, way fewer jobs like those in the administration of welfare systems – those all take money away from productive jobs, i.e. those who in some way contribute to production of the things we all need to live, etc.

    Rather than empty blather like this, go do the numbers and present something real on the topic.

  4. Richard

    Our culture war is Western Civilization Vs cultural Marxism/Marxism. Each of these two worldviews define the role for government, negative rights Vs positive rights, laws of nature and Nature’s God Vs positive law, individualism Vs collectivism, etc. Suggest some of the discussion addresses specifically these foundations of each worldview and the goal for these two worldviews.

  5. Douglas

    Their viewpoints are still valid even though they didn’t read off statistics which can be twisted, You are still watchable, Mr. Horist.