Universal Basic Income

A Parlor Game at Rebekah Mercer’s Has No Get Out of Jail Free Card

Members of the right-wing family that helped put Trump in the White House can relive the campaign in an elaborate dinner-party game.<p>Robert Mercer, the New York hedge-fund magnate whose huge donations to pro-Trump groups in 2016 have been credited with putting Donald Trump in the White House, has …

Hedge Funds

Chelsea Manning's Senate campaign in Maryland falters toward end

Government leaker and transgender rights advocate Chelsea Manning entered the U.S. Senate race in Maryland to huge fanfare this year, but her …

Government

Fix Work Now, Or We All Die Tomorrow

NewCo Shift Forum 2018<p>Fix Work Now, Or We All Die Tomorrow<p>A spirited conversation on the future of work debates the best policies for a world in …

Income Inequality

What’s Policy and What’s Law?

L. Joy sets aside the #CivicDocket to give us a quick breakdown of the difference between a policy and a law and we begin the first of many …

Basic Income

Open source sustainability

Open source sustainability has been nothing short of an oxymoron. Engineers around the world pour their sweat and frankly, their hearts into these passion projects that undergird all software in the modern internet economy. In exchange, they ask for nothing in return except for recognition and help …

Startups

What if You Got $1,000 a Month, Just for Being Alive?

—My father has a basic income. As a retired United States Air Force officer, he has received a paycheck from the US government every month for about …

Income Inequality

Why AI Will Bring an Explosion of New Jobs

AI terrifies a lot of people.<p>From superintelligent puppet masters taking over the world, to fiery self-driving car crashes, to the coming age of …

Artificial Intelligence

Will AI affect our standard of living? | Sunday Independent

Last week I was invited by the South African Revenue Service (Sars) to give a talk on the fourth industrial revolution and taxation in preparation …

Artificial Intelligence

Don’t shrink the role of markets—expand it

<b>Radical Markets: Uprooting Capitalism and Democracy for a Just Society.</b> By Eric Posner and E. Glen Weyl. <i>Princeton University Press; 368 pages; $29.95</i> …

University of Chicago

Why the middle class can’t afford life in America anymore

After spending his days teaching AP American History and Economics at the public Live Oak High School in San Jose, Calif., Matt Barry drives for Uber.<p>…

Income Inequality

Weekend Reading: The Next Big Bubble

If you’re a frequent reader, you’ve noticed that we often find fault with the one-sided manner in which the mainstream media reports on economic …

Stock Markets

Italy’s New Populist Government Faces Daunting Economic, Immigration Challenges

Italy’s Five Star Movement and the Lega party managed to form a coalition government June 1, after months of talks following parliamentary elections …

Conservative View

Regional inequality is a hard problem to solve

THE political shock of Brexit and of the election of Donald Trump have led to new interest in the problem posed by regional inequality. Both shocks …

Economics

An adviser with nobody to advise

Arvind Subramanian has had quite a paradoxical tenure as the Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) to the Finance Minister. While he brought a lot of pizzazz …

India

Another top adviser exits govt

There are too many departures from the Modi government's support team. Some members of the team who have held important positions or helped to …

India

Meet the 2018 World Economic Forum Technology Pioneers

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about the soon-to-come widespread introduction of robots and artificial intelligence (AI)? …

World Economic Forum

FiveThirtyEight: What is Universal Basic Income?

Andrew Flowers and Ben Casselman talk about what a potential Universal Basic Income program would look like in America.

Basic Income

How to Close the Racial Wealth Gap in the United States

The racial wealth gap in the United States is the disparity in median household wealth between the different races. This gap is most pronounced …

Income Inequality

Why Elon Musk is Wrong about AI

You know the story. AI will rise up and kill us all.<p>Didn’t Facebook have to shut down their latest monstrous experiment because it went rogue and …

Artificial Intelligence

Why A.I. Experts Are Dismissing Basic Income as a 'Cute Tech Hack'

The mood has markedly shifted.<p>The hunt is on for solutions to the problem of automation and job loss, and a radical solution may be required now more …

Cryptocurrency

The best podcasts of 2018

Business<p>‘FT Alphachat‘<p>Very few sites discuss business better than the Financial Times, and <i>FT Alphachat</i> brings that same expertise to the podcast …

iPad Apps

Rise of the Robots: A Bad Argument for a Bigger Welfare State

An old argument is new again.<p>A group of scientists and activists wrote the president to warn him of an automated future that will give rise to “a …

Conservative View

Why robots helped Donald Trump win - MIT Technology Review

Ronald Shrewsbery II used to be the Robot Doctor. Now he’s known by the more bureaucratic-sounding title “WCM (World Class Manufacturing) Electrical …

Brookings Institution

The Force Behind Europe’s Populist Tide: Frustrated Young Adults - WSJ

By<p>Eric Sylvers<p>Eric Sylvers<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@EricSylvers<p>eric.sylvers@wsj.com<p>A youth revolt is upending Italian politics, and it could be a harbinger of things to come.<p>Western Europe’s largest antiestablishment government came to power earlier this month, driven largely by young …

Europe

A "Universal Basic Income" Costs More Than You Think

According to some media reports, the Universal Basic Income (UBI) party in Finland is coming to an end.<p>But Professor Olli Kangas, head of the …

Income Inequality

The incredible disappearing French Socialist Party

THE 19th-century mansion on the chic left bank of Paris, with its tiled floors and sweeping stone staircase, was for decades an iconic part of French …

European News

Arvind Subramanian’s CEA Inning: A Century On A Treacherous Track

<i>“This extended conversation is one of the most satisfying and rich I have had on the Indian economy.”</i><p>This is what Chief Economic Adviser Arvind …

India

After an eventful tenure, CEA Arvind Subramanian bids farewell

Conversing with Arvind Subramanian has always been a singular experience. Bursting at the seams with ideas and concepts, the outgoing Chief Economic …

Business (India)

Are There Good Jobs in the Gig Economy?

There’s no denying the growth of the gig economy. Economists estimate that the portion of U.S. workers earning a living as independent contractors, freelancers, temps, and on-call employees jumped from 10% in 2005 to nearly 16% in 2015, and the trend shows little sign of slowing. Advocates of these …

London School of Economics

Could we ALL be paid for not working? - International Business Festival Day 5

One day we could all be paid for NOT working - that was the message from a top speaker at the world's biggest business event in Liverpool.<p>With the …

Globalization