Basic Income

Is It Time for a Universal Basic Income?

Thomas Paine, Napoleon and Martin Luther King don't have much in common at first glance. Nor do socialists and libertarians – or Finnish bureaucrats …

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Basic income announcement coming Monday in Hamilton

Premier Kathleen Wynne will be in town Monday for an announcement that is expected to divulge details about a long-awaited basic income pilot.<p>Wynne, …

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United Expands Its Basic Economy No-Frills Service

Basic economy fares are expanding into a new batch of United’s markets only two months after they went on sale.<p>The new fares strip away perks such as …

Airlines

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray floats city income tax proposal on ‘high-end’ households

At a mayoral forum Thursday night, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said he would send a proposal to the City Council for an income tax on “high-end” …

Homelessness

Why a universal basic income is a terrible idea - Crikey

Using social policy to reduce inequality is almost precisely the opposite of the suggestion that Australia adopt a “universal basic income”. Here’s …

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Ed Murray Supports a City Income Tax and He’d Really Like You to Think It Was His Idea (It Wasn't)

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Homelessness

Let's get men back to work

While many have described the problems of declining work among less-educated men in America, there have been few proposed solutions to a crisis …

Social Justice

Earth 2.0: Is Income Inequality Inevitable?

(Photo: David Blackwell / flickr)<i> Our latest</i> Freakonomics Radio<i> episode is called “Earth 2.0: Is Income Inequality Inevitable?” (You can subscribe to</i> …

Social Justice

Teen spirits good in Switzerland

Teenagers in Switzerland are more satisfied and athletic than most of their peers, and they’re not as ambitious, according to a student well-being …

Education

United Basic Economy Fares Now Live on a Variety of Routes

United’s Basic Economy fares were already reality on select routes out of Minneapolis, but they seem to have now spread this morning without any …

Airlines

Don’t make ‘basic income’ an excuse for inaction: Editorial

Government cannot set up a pilot plan and then turn away. The vision of “basic income” cannot serve as an excuse for inaction in the here and now.

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Fighting Child Poverty With a Universal Child Allowance

Melanie Stetson Freeman/The Christian Science MonitorA visit to the food pantry<i>This article appears in the Spring 2017 issue of</i> The American Prospect</i> …

Poverty

Counting on Swiss energy

Switzerland will produce more secure, cleaner and cheaper energy as a result of the Energy Strategy 2050. The investments being made in the Swiss …

Renewable Energy

The 500-Year-Old Idea that Could Solve the 21st Century

Sometimes, all it really takes to change the course of history is a bit of dusting. That's happened recently as economists and policymakers began …

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The Income Tax Implies that Government Owns You

The income tax is enshrined into law an idea that stands in total contradiction to the driving force behind the American Revolution and the whole …

Taxes

Ontario embraces no-strings-attached basic income experiment

The Richardson family got a new kitchen table and 12-year-old Eric got his first trip to the dentist.<p>The Wallaces, who had no running water or indoor …

Social Justice

A short history of the poverty-busting power of basic income

The idea of a minimum or basic income has been around for almost 500 years.<p>According to the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN — the French word for …

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Toronto residents pin hopes on basic income

<i>As Ontario gears up to launch a basic income pilot project, described as a simpler, more effective way to fight poverty than welfare and other</i> …

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Quora Question: Does Universal Basic Income Work?

Basic income is a really promising directing of thought and we shouldn't be afraid to do more (and more ambitious) experiments.

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Y combinator needs to make its universal basic income experiment in Oakland public and transparent

Last Thursday, Y Combinator founder Sam Altman was on a stage in San Francisco speaking to Vice News tech correspondent Nellie Bowles about social …

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Here’s How Men Act When Their Wives Make More Money than They Do

Men's views on key social issues—like abortion and government aid—change when they make more or less than their wives, according to a new …

Gender

Universal Basic Income: How To Point, Fire, Aim With Macroeconomics

A universal basic income will be politically unpalatable or solve our core problems. But the good news is that we may not need it…<p>Politicians like to …

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Will We Have a Flat Tax in the United States?

The U.S. uses a progressive income tax system, but is a flat tax a possibility in the future?<p>The tax code in the United States is extremely complex, …

Taxes

Govt. steeply raises cash handouts for Iranians

<b>Impoverished families in Iran will get a rise of up to 50% in monthly allowance, under a program which had been adopted for sometime but will go</b> …

Iran

Why You Can't Have a Shorter Workweek

<i>By the Sandwichman. Originally published at Angry Bear</i><br><blockquot”><b>QUESTION.</b> This is from Mr. White, Warren, Mich.<p>What is your stand on the 32-hour …

Economics

Rise of the Machines: We Can Stop Automation From Destroying Society

A Growing Gap<p>Widespread automation has the potential to amplify existing income disparities and produce an unparalleled level of economic inequality. …

Automation

Getting paid to do nothing: why the idea of China’s dibao is catching on

China’s minimum living standard guarantee, named <i>dibao</i>, is receiving fresh interest in the region as countries from Korea to India turn to universal …

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Benefits of basic income will be felt by everyone

Ontario is about to embark on a bold experiment in poverty reduction. A pilot project, set to begin sometime this spring, will measure the effect of …

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Sam Altman wants to see a techie run for California governor and challenge Trump

The Y Combinator president talked politics and the future at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.<p>Sam Altman has gained a reputation over the last year or so for inserting himself into politics and social issues. Altman, the president of influential Silicon Valley startup incubator Y Combinator, …

Silicon Valley

A guaranteed basic income? Humbug!: Salutin

Charity is always a way to confirm who’s on top and who’s stuck below — and a guaranteed basic income is essentially charity. It is better to …

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