Basic Income

Questions for Andrew Yang on UBI and his presidential run

<b>WikiTribune will be interviewing Andrew Yang on July 30. Offer thoughtful and original questions below or in the TALK section.</b> Andrew Yang is a tech …

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Universal basic income: a solution to a looming problem

At a time when even the wealthiest nations face problems of poverty, many analysts are concerned about creating jobs in the “new” economy. Are …

Income Inequality

Radical idea? Alderman proposes free money for some of Chicago's poorest

It’s an idea that has captivated Silicon Valley tech titans and some intellectuals on both the far left and the far right.<p>President Obama gave a nod …

Chicago

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Working Lunch: Chicago proposes a universal basic income

This week’s episode from Align Public Strategies covers a pilot project on the table in Chicago. The city is proposing an initiative to establish a …

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Another California City is Trying a Universal Basic Income: Will it Work?

Will this program be an improvement to the status quo, or just an ineffective waste of money?<p>Starting in 2019, the city of Stockton will join San …

Economics

Obama Announces Support for Universal Basic Income — Here's How to Ensure It Decreases Economic Inequality

While speaking in South Africa on Tuesday in one of his first major speeches since he left the White House, former President Barack Obama endorsed …

Income Inequality

This Major U.S. City Could Soon Give $500 to Its Poorest Residents, No Strings Attached

It would become the biggest U.S. city to try a universal basic income program.<p>Chicago could become the largest city in the U.S. to test a universal …

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Chicago's Next Really Bad Idea: A Guaranteed Basic Income

<b>Money For Nothin'</b>: Apparently not satisfied with the already disastrous condition of its finances, Chicago this week said it would like to experiment …

Universal Basic Income

Annie Lowrey - "Give People Money" and the Case for a Universal Basic Income - Extended Interview - The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Video Clip)

watch full episode<p>The Daily Show with Trevor Noah<p>Annie Lowrey - "Give People Money" and the Case for a Universal Basic Income - Extended …

Comedy

Opinion: Centrelink is flawed

As machines increasingly replace conventional jobs, “it’s going to make giving everybody work that is meaningful tougher,” said Obama this week at …

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A universal basic income is far away–but it can still inspire new ideas

Give People Money examines the arguments for and against UBI–and argues that even without sending everyone a monthly check, there’s much about it that could inform government policy.<p>There’s a long list of arguments for a universal basic income, the idea of the government giving everyone a check–say …

Income Inequality

Paramount TV president fired over 'racially charged' comments she allegedly made in a conference call

• <b>Amy Powell, head of</b> <b>Paramount Television since 2013, was fired after complaints about something she said in a meeting.</b>• <b><br>Paramount CEO Jim Gianopulos announced her dismissal in a company-wide memo on Thursday.</b>• <b><br>He said only that she had said things that were "inconsistent" with company values — but</b> …

Women of Color

Ald. Pawar Drives Initiative to Test Universal Basic Income in Chicago

A new resolution to bring universal basic income to Chicago may soon be making its way to City Council for a vote.<p>The Chicago Resilient Family …

Universal Basic Income

Stanford, The White House, And Tech Bigwigs Will Host A Summit On Poverty

Tomorrow, the White House will partner with Stanford University and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative — a limited liability corporation launched by the …

Silicon Valley

Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs Makes Fortunes ’40 Under 40’ List

STOCKTON (CBS13) – Fortune is out with its annual “40 Under 40” list, and a familiar local face has made the cut.<p>Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs made …

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A Tour Of The Job-Free Future

Justin Sullivan / Getty Images<p>Machines have replaced human work for as long as there have been machines, but in recent years, jobs that long seemed …

Universal Basic Income

Chicago officials have an irresponsible idea: give away money to create a universal basic income

Chicago – the city known for high homicide rates, legendary political graft, a patronage system second to none, and Al Capone – can now be recognized for a bold proposal for centralized planning: universal basic income.<p>Chicago Alderman Ameya Pawar and 36 of the 50 city aldermen want to launch a …

Opinion

Chicago Could Soon Become the Largest American City to Give Universal Basic Income a Try

If one local politician gets his way, Chicago could become the largest city in the U.S. to trial a universal basic income program.<p>Chicago lawmaker …

Income Inequality

Canada Child Benefit payments get a boost

Canada Child Benefit (CCB) payments are about to get a little bit bigger.<p><b>READ MORE: Reality check: Does the Canada Child Benefit program actually cut</b> …

Money (Canada)

Democratic Party begins to lean toward universal basic income

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Universal basic income won’t work at city-level: expert

Chicago is the latest city to consider testing universal basic income (UBI) – as a proposal for a pilot program gains support amongst city lawmakers – but the potential experiment is unlikely to produce any meaningful results, according to one expert.<p>“It’s virtually impossible to do it in a single …

Politics

Kris Sims: NDP wasting money studying 'basic income' idea that taxpayers won't support

The B.C. government is spending $4 million of your money to study how to give more of your money away to people who don’t work. Premier John Horgan …

Income Inequality

Universal Basic Income experiment would give low-income families cash for free

CHICAGO — As technology and automation reshape the economy, potentially forcing millions out of work, a once-radical idea is gaining traction: …

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UBI coming to the Windy City?

The push for a universal basic income now includes Chicago, but not everyone is sold on the idea.<p>According to <i>The Intercept</i>, Chicago Alderman Ameya …

Conservative View

July 19: Ontario deficits under the microscope. Plus other letters to the editor

<i>Letters to the Editor should be exclusive to The Globe and Mail. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. Try to keep letters to fewer than 150 words. Letters may be edited for length and clarity. To submit a letter by e-mail, click here:</i> …

Canada

Barack Obama signals support for a universal basic income

Former President Barack Obama came out in support of an economic policy that is far to the left of anything being proposed by most sitting U.S. …

Universal Basic Income

Obama: Consider a universal basic income

In his first major speech since leaving office, former President Barack Obama endorsed the idea of providing a universal basic income.<p>Speaking at the …

Business

Chicago Heading Toward Guaranteed Annual Income Scheme

4:01 PM 07/17/2018<p>A Chicago alderman wants his city to back a universal basic income (UBI) plan that would leave taxpayers on the hook for a $500 …

Conservative View

Chicago could test universal basic income

Chicago may become one of the first U.S. cities to implement a universal basic income program.<p>The proposal, introduced by Chicago Alderman Ameya …

Business