THE FILM

The economic divide in America is accelerating. Decades of stagnant wage growth despite booming productivity have left millions of Americans living paycheck to paycheck, while the majority of the gains continue to funnel to the wealthy.

ABOUT

Advancements in technology have allowed us to produce much more with a lot less – resulting in underemployment, weaker purchasing power, and proliferating social and economic injustice. Now the world is fighting a health pandemic, exposing the holes in our current safety nets, and leading the U.S. into an indefinite recession. 

INHERENT GOOD is a 60-minute documentary that introduces an increasingly popular grassroots policy, Universal Basic Income (UBI), as a vehicle to transform the American economy into one that is thriving, sustainable, and centered around the well-being of all people. The film features comedian Trae Crowder, a.k.a. “The Liberal Redneck”, and Andrew Yang, former U.S. presidential candidate. 

Crowder returns to his rural hometown of Celina, TN to explore the core tenets behind UBI – giving routine “no strings attached” cash payments to every citizen. Culminating in a spirited Town Hall, the film examines UBI through diverse stories of perseverance from heartland Americans and firsthand accounts from participants in a groundbreaking basic income pilot program launched in Jackson, MS for Black mothers living in poverty.

What happens when we invest in mothers? What if we expand this to every man, woman and child? When everyone has a more secure foundation to build a life with dignity and freedom…What is possible?

Advancements in technology have allowed us to produce much more with a lot less – resulting in underemployment, weaker purchasing power, and proliferating social and economic injustice. Now the world is fighting a health pandemic, exposing the holes in our current safety nets, and leading the U.S. into an indefinite recession. 

INHERENT GOOD is a 60-minute documentary that introduces an increasingly popular grassroots policy, Universal Basic Income (UBI), as a vehicle to transform the American economy into one that is thriving, sustainable, and centered around the well-being of all people. The film features comedian Trae Crowder, a.k.a. “The Liberal Redneck”, and Andrew Yang, former U.S. presidential candidate. 

 

Crowder returns to his rural hometown of Celina, TN to explore the core tenets behind UBI – giving routine “no strings attached” cash payments to every citizen. Culminating in a spirited Town Hall, the film examines UBI through diverse stories of perseverance from heartland Americans and firsthand accounts from participants in a groundbreaking basic income pilot program launched in Jackson, MS for Black mothers living in poverty.

What happens when we invest in mothers? What if we expand this to every man, woman and child? When everyone has a more secure foundation to build a life with dignity and freedom…What is possible?

CREDITS

PRODUCERS

Rennie Soga
Chris Panizzon
Trae Crowder

DIRECTOR

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

MUSIC COMPOSER

WRITTEN BY

Steve Borst
Trae Crowder

CO-PRODUCER

Nat Goldberg

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Doug Purdy

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