Category: THE BASICS OF UBI

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Eleven Nobel Laureates Who Have Endorsed Universal Basic Income

The idea of an unconditional basic income (UBI) floor where everyone starts with the same minimum amount of money as everyone …

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Andrew Yang and the Yang Gang echoes Francis Townsend and the Townsend Clubs during the Great Depression

Entrepreneur and political novice Andrew Yang is hoping a wild gambit will help him win the Democratic presidential nomination: …

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The crazy, true story of Nixon and basic income

Tech CEOs like Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk are talking up the idea of a universal basic income. But …

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Opinion: The biggest threat to freedom in the world today is economic destitution

Here political philosopher and economist Karl Widerquist argues that UBI is required as compensation for the creation of property …

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UBI is Social Security for the 21st Century

It’s based on the dividends that accrue to Americans because of their everyday contributions as workers, consumers, caregivers and …

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The documentary, ‘UBI, our right to live’, now available online

The film directed by Álvaro Orús and promoted by Pressenza and Humanists for Basic Income, was premiered at the …

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Introducing the UBI Calculator Version 1.0

How will universal basic income impact you? Well, the answer to that question depends on the details of the …

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Andrew Yang’s Freedom Dividend Is Only A Step Toward Elon Musk’s Basic Income Vision

Andrew Yang has managed to stay in the Texas Hold’em tournament past the first bubble. Unlike other outsiders, he …

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An unconditional basic income floor permits everyone to fail. And that’s a good thing.

The opportunity to fail is a privilege afforded to a narrow subset of Americans. Risk and reward are two …

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Instead of personal tax credits, everyone in Ireland could start each week with €75 ($84)

Give everyone €75 a week. All adults regardless of whether they are in employment or not, regardless of their …

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Basic Income as a Policy Lever: Can UBI Reduce Crime?

The idea of a universal basic income (UBI)—an unconditional payment, without means-test or work requirement—has recently seen a resurgence …

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Why Legendary Economists Have Liked Universal Basic Income.

Is socialism on the march in the U.S., as President Donald Trump warned in the State of the Union …

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Why ‘Universal Basic Services’ is no alternative to Basic Income

Free ‘universal basic services’ has recently been advocated as a better alternative to a basic income, on the grounds that …

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‘Universal Basic Income is the best way to distribute an equity stake in productivity’: James Felton Keith

New York’s first queer, black congressional candidate, James Felton Keith, tells The Sociable that a Universal Basic Income is …

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The right-wing case for basic income

Article orginally published on June 11, 2019 • The idea for a universal basic income, or UBI, is increasingly …

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Basic Income Has Always Been A Women’s Cause

Article originally published on May28th, 2019. The vibrant debate around the question of basic income has all too often …

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BASIC INCOME IN WALES – RSA & INDYCUBE

Book Here With prominent business and government leaders backing calls to implement Universal Basic Income (UBI), the idea is …

We’ve declared a climate emergency – here’s what universal basic income could do to help the planet

Article originally published on May 17, 2019. Governments around the world are declaring “climate and environmental emergencies” to highlight the …

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Could social security be the foundation for a growing basic income system?

Basic Income is everywhere these days. The idea that anyone could receive monthly payments to supplement–or even replace–their regular …

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Alberta could implement guaranteed basic income with no major new funding needed: report

Alberta could reduce poverty and introduce a guaranteed basic income with virtually no new funding by simply tweaking how …

100,000 jobs could be lost to robots in Reading, PA over next 20 years.

Thousands of people could be put out of work by robots in reading in the next 20 years. Although …

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Event: 18th Annual North American Basic Income Congress in NYC, June 15-16, 2019

The 18th Annual North American Basic Income Guarantee (NABIG) Congress will be held June 15-16, 2019 at the Silberman …

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Top 10 Basic Income Articles of 2018

As a moderator of the /r/BasicIncome subreddit, I read a lot of links every year about UBI, probably around …

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George McGovern Proposed a Universal Basic Income. It Didn’t Go Well for Him.

Proposing to give every American a basic income hurt George McGovern in 1972. Maybe it will work better for …

Newark to Test Universal-Basic-Income Program

Newark mayor Ras Baraka announced last week that the city will pursue a universal-basic-income pilot program that would provide …

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Obama and Bezos Could Make Basic Income Work

This week, former U.S. President Barack Obama tentatively endorsed the idea of a universal basic income. The fortune of …

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Making quasi-sense of recent basic income initiatives

Last year, when the Finnish and Canadian trials were, respectively, not renewed and cancelled, the momentum behind universal basic …

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The BIG Library: Books About Basic Income

People consider me somewhat of an expert on the topic of basic income and so I’m frequently asked for …