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? – 2024” (Youtube | Spotify)

Full List of Podcast Appearances

Nerds for Humanity (Youtube | X | Spotify)

UBI Works Founder on Land Value Tax – 2024

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

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

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

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

Why The World Needs Universal Basic Income ft. Floyd Marinescu (Youtube | Spotify)

Ai Sentinel Podcast: The Age of Artificial Intelligence with Immanuel – 2023

How we get to a Star Trek economy (Youtube | Spotify)

Forward with Andrew Yang – 2021

Floyd Marinescu - How Universal Basic Income Will Transform This World (Spotify)

From Within podcast – 2020

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

Lockdown Toronto – 2020

Floyd Marinescu: How UBI Can Support Mental Health (Spotify)

#REALTALK with Cheery Rose Tan – 2020

Basic Income with Floyd Marinescu

Software Daily – 2019

Basic Income: The Missing Plumbing for Human Centred Capitalism with Floyd Marinescu (Spotify)

Hedge for Humanity Podcast – 2019

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

Ameer Approved – 2019

Floyd Marinescu - Ask Yourself “Am I Stuck?”

The Less Doing Podcast – 2016

UBI with Floyd Marinescu

ShaneTrain – 2018

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

The Basic Income Podcast – 2018

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

The Make More Marbles Show – 2017

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.

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