Floyd Marinescu

Floyd Marinescu

Father, business owner, promoter of good ideas for society

I’m the CEO and co-founder of C4Media, which provides software development news and learning events serving 1.2 million online on InfoQ.com, and 8,000 attendees annually via QCon conferences in SF, NY, London, Beijing, Shanghai, and Sao Paulo. I’m an angel investor in over a dozen startups and have built teams and businesses in the US, Canada, China, Brazil, and Europe.

I’m also the founder and primary donor to UBI Works, a basic income advocacy organization that has grown into a network of over 100,000 basic income supporters across Canada and publishing content seen over 2 million times a month. In 2018, I organized 120 Canadian CEOs to sign a letter endorsing basic income in Canada.

My latest initiative, Common Wealth Canada raises awareness for a land value tax as a solution to the housing crisis, and the creation of a sovereign wealth fund that could pay all Canadians dividends.


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My research as of 2024 focuses on the economics that can solve poverty, address the housing crisis, and lead to a future of abundance for all. I’ve been talking about land value tax and its potential to fix the housing market and as an ideal source of funding for a basic income on numerous podcasts:

And on the 4th Age Podcast with former Reddit CTO Marty Weiner “Could Universal Basic Income help us survive the AI Revolution?” (Youtube | Spotify)

Full List of Radio & Podcast Appearances

Talking UBI and the Commons with former USA Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang:

Viewpoints with Sean Rasmussen (Web | Apple | Spotify)

Better wealth distribution in Canada, with Floyd Marinescu — 2024

Nerds for Humanity (Youtube | X | Spotify)

UBI Works Founder on Land Value Tax – 2024

Canadian BTC Pod (Youtube | X | Spotify)

Floyd Marinescu, UBI, Land Value Tax and The Future of the Economy – 2024

Open to Debate with David Moscrop (Youtube | Spotify)

Could a land value tax help solve the housing crisis? – 2023

The Your Life! Your Terms! Show with Rockstar Real Estate Inc. (Youtube | Spotify)

The Case For A Land Value Tax and Economic Rents with Floyd Marinescu – 2023

The John Papaloni Show

1) Universal Basic Income Unveiled: Conversation with Floyd Marinescu, Tech Entrepreneur & UBI Advocate (Youtube | Spotify)

2) Debate Can Land Value Tax Lead to Housing Affordability? (Youtube | Spotify) – 2023

Gen Z Diplomat Podcast (Youtube | Spotify)

The Solution to UBI & Canada's Housing Crisis - Floyd Marinescu – 2023

Ai Sentinel Podcast: The Age of Artificial Intelligence with Immanuel (Youtube | Spotify)

Why The World Needs Universal Basic Income ft. Floyd Marinescu – 2023

93.9 CICK's The Cookie Jar Radio Show (Youtube | Web)

For the Common Good, with Floyd Marinescu – 2023

CBC CrossTalk with Adam Walsh (Youtube)

Basic Income with Floyd Marinescu — 2022

Forward with Andrew Yang (Youtube | Spotify)

How we get to a Star Trek economy – 2021

Canada Talks, SiriusXM channel 167 with Dahlia Kurtz (Youtube)

Why Canada Needs Basic Income — 2021

Northumberland 89.7 FM with Dave Glover (Youtube)

Basic Income & Bill C-273 — 2021

The Elias Makos Show CJAD 800 AM (Youtube)

Should Quebec implement UBI? — 2021

From Within Podcast (Spotify)

Floyd Marinescu - How Universal Basic Income Will Transform This World – 2020

Lockdown Toronto (Apple | Spotify)

…And Basic Income for All - With Floyd Marinescu of UBI Works Canada – 2020

#REALTALK with Cheery Rose Tan (Spotify)

Floyd Marinescu: How UBI Can Support Mental Health – 2020

Software Engineering Daily (Web)

Basic Income with Floyd Marinescu – 2019

Hedge for Humanity Podcast (Youtube | Spotify)

Basic Income: The Missing Plumbing for Human Centred Capitalism with Floyd Marinescu — 2019

Ameer Approved (Youtube | Spotify)

Is universal basic income a good solution for the future? - Floyd Marinescu – 2019

Global News Bill Kelly Show (Youtube)

Future-Proofing Society with UBI — 2019

CBC Radio Information Mornings with Don Connolly and Louise Renault (Youtube)

The Business Case for Basic Income — 2018

ShaneTrain (Apple | Spotify)

UBI with Floyd Marinescu – 2018

The Basic Income Podcast (Spotify)

Business, the Modern Economy, and Basic Income, feat. Floyd Marinescu – 2018

The Make More Marbles Show (Spotify)

The Future of Automation, AI, and Universal Basic Income with InfoQ Founder Floyd Marinescu – 2017

The Less Doing Podcast (Web | Spotify)

Floyd Marinescu - Ask Yourself “Am I Stuck?” – 2016

One of my most memorable moments was when I brought a robot with me to talk about automation of jobs on stage at the Ontario Liberal Party leadership convention 2020 at the invitation of then leadership candidate Alvin Tedjo.

In the Media

Basic Income TedX Talk

Popular X & TikTok Posts

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