Robert Anton Wilson's interest in basic income seemed far out at the time, but now it's become a proposal that's in the mainstream.
Finland has launched a basic income experiment with 2,000 people. (Hat tip, John Merritt)
Here are some interesting comments from Scott Sumner. And he also takes time to answer some questions in the comments.
Some days, I favor an basic income guarantee, but sometimes I wonder if Congress shouldn't just make the Earned Income Tax Credit much bigger.