Basic Income

How to ensure everyone a guaranteed basic income

<i>Steven Pearlsteinis a Washington Post business and economics columnist. He is also Robison Professor of Public Affairs at George Mason University.</i><p>Over the last three decades, technology and globalization have combined to eliminate millions of jobs in advanced industrial countries, shifting an …

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From Fiction to Reality: Universal Basic Income Gaining Traction in Asia

Despite being lambasted as a utopian fiction, the idea of a universal basic income (UBI) is gaining traction in Asia with new trials set to start and the concept garnering interest among lawmakers in the region.<p>UBI, or the notion of regularly distributing free money to all citizens as a form of …

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What Does the Debate on Automation Mean for Basic Income?

Recently, automation — the idea that advances in technology will make many jobs obsolete — has grabbed headlines around the country. As the debate …

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How we implement basic income will define our future: Olive

Universal basic income may be our best hope of eradicating poverty, David Olive writes.

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UBI – Realistic Goal or Pipedream?

A number of people have asked me what the ultimate objective of “The Opportunities Party” is. We have a tonne of policies, so which are the most …

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Bill Morneau: Basic Income 'Not Something We're Looking At'

The federal Liberal government is not looking at instituting a basic income, and will focus instead on strengthening existing social programs, said …

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Cash Handouts for Everyone

In autumn 1962, University of Chicago economist George Stigler and his research assistant, Claire Friedland, published an article about electric rates. Their discussion was meant for fellow academics (and was shown, years later, to contain an error). But it planted the seed of an idea: that the …

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WATCH: Should America adopt universal basic income? If we want a more just society, yes

Should you get something for nothing? Author Philippe Van Parijs makes an argument for universal basic income<p>Should America adopt a universal basic income? Philippe Van Parijs, co-author of “Basic Income: A Radical Proposal for a Free Society and a Sane Economy,” said yes during a recent Salon …

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What if you got $1,000 a month, just for being alive? I decided to find out.

<i>(This article was</i> <i>originally published on Vox.com</i> <i>on November 14, 2016 and is republished here on Medium with permission of Vox Media, Inc.)</i><p>My father …

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Universal Basic Income Will Help Us Level the Economic Playing Field

The Olympics provides a great opportunity to take a closer look at the popular myth of meritocracy, where winners come out on top thanks to hard work …

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Job Losses Ahead? Ontario Union Lashes Out At Basic Income

Ontario’s principal public service union says it will not support the province’s basic income experiment if it means job losses for social …

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How a universal basic income could boost New Zealand’s prosperity

The idea of a state giving away money to its citizens with no strings attached doesn't sound like a sustainable economic policy, but that is exactly …

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Utopia for Realists by Rutger Bregman, reviewed by Caroline Lucas

Rutger Bregman’s new book isn’t traditional bestseller material. Packed full of case studies, graphs and complex ideas – you might expect it to …

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Why robots should be taxed if they take people's jobs

Bill Gates says governments could use a robot tax to fund human services – it would also help remedy income inequality<p>The idea of a tax on robots was raised last May in a draft report to the European parliament prepared by MEP Mady Delvaux from the committee on legal affairs. Emphasising how robots …

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Watch Live: Will Universal Basic Income Change Our Lives for Good or Bad?

Each year, robots and artificially intelligence systems cause unemployment rates to increase as more and more jobs become automated. And when you …

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This is Why Experts Think All People Should Have a Universal Basic Income

Consider for a moment that from this day forward, on the first day of every month, around $1,000 is deposited into your bank account — <i>because you are</i> …

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No, You're Not Entitled to Your Opinion

The ABC’s popular Q And A show revolves around opinion. But not all opinions are of equal value.<p>/ Mar 21, 2017<p>Every year, I try to do at least two …

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The UBI’s Parent Trap

Universal Basic Income, or UBI, is one of the hot policy ideas of the moment. It calls for the federal government to provide every citizen with an …

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NREGA faces uncertain future

A law which is supposed to make work on demand a basic right for citizens has been faltering ever since it came into effect a decade ago. And as it …

Health, Happiness and a Basic Income

<i>What does happiness have to do with offering a basic income? People are happier when they have security and autonomy, something a universal basic</i> …

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Is a Universal Basic Income a Good Idea?

<i>What if everyone on the planet received a guaranteed income whether or not they worked?</i>That’s the idea behind the universal basic income (UBI)—and it …

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Universal basic income: is it really what today’s youth need?

Around the world experiments in universal basic income are taking place. The question of affordability has dominated much of the debate but the focus …

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The Conversations About Basic Income is a Mess. Here's How to Make Sense of It.

<i>By Charlie Young</i><p>Universal Basic Income(UBI) is either absolutely bonkers pie-in-the-sky thinking or an ingenious idea whose time has come – depending …

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A Social Wage: The Greens Have Worked It Out, So Why Hasn't Labor?

In the 20th century, right up to the time of the Hawke Government, Labor policy was guided by the idea of the “social wage”, before it drifted away …

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An automated world is coming but can we make sure no-one is left behind?

If automation pushes joblessness to 20%, what happens to those who are left behind? Reducing working hours might be part of the solution<p>One of the more striking things about economic debate in this country is that there is a broad call for “more reform” and yet an equally narrow view of what such …

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The Future of Work — 3 Mega-Trends – Innovation Culture – Medium

The Future of Work — 3 Mega-Trends<p><i>Automation, Basic Income and Post-Capitalism</i><p>A lot of my work, in both public speaking and private consulting, is …

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Experts Think UBI Is the Solution to Automation. This Year, We'll Find Out.

Automation Boom<p>Dismissing vague warnings that robots are coming for our jobs is pretty easy. Not so easy? Dismissing hard evidence that they’ve …

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Ontario is one step closer to a guaranteed minimum income plan

By Chris Adams on Mar 16, 2017<p>Countries around the world, from Finland to Namibia to the Netherlands and Kenya, are trying something so simple that it just might work: Handing out cash, no strings attached, to its citizens. They’re all testing out versions of universal basic income. And now Canada …

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The Revolution in Work Calls for an Evolution in Living

Poverty blights the lives of billions of people throughout the world: in developing countries, where it is acute, and industrialised nations, where …

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Pilot project to introduce a basic income in Ontario gets strong public support

A proposed provincial pilot project to give some people struggling on poverty-level welfare payments and low-wage jobs a basic income with no strings …

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