Category: THE SOCIAL DEBATE

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Universal Basic Income Gains Momentum Beyond Yang at Fourth Debate as Gabbard and Castro Add Their Support

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang promoted his signature campaign promise of a $1,000 “Freedom Dividend” for all Americans during Tuesday’s …

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Opinion: What is missing from the UBI debate is the perspective of the poor

In this piece for the Dissident Voice, Andrew Johnson argues that people claiming UBI creates a disincentive to work …

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Universal Benefits: More Liberal and More Efficient than Employer Benefits

Early liberals focused on dismantling de jure social hierarchies and mercantilist policies, but the onset of the Industrial Revolution …

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Gallup survey of 10,000 adults shows three-quarters of the UK and Canada now support UBI and almost half in the US

STORY HIGHLIGHTS 43% of Americans support a universal basic income program 77% of U.K. adults and 75% of Canadians …

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Support for UBI in the US has grown from 43% to 49% in the past seven months according to new HarrisX poll

Support for universal basic income (UBI) is on the rise, according to a new Hill-HarrisX poll released on Wednesday. …

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Four parties took the stage in Manitoba to debate disability issues and all but one pitched some form of basic income

Manitoba’s Progressive Conservatives wouldn’t commit to a guaranteed basic income for people living with disabilities like their political opponents …

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The Complicated Politics of the Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend

What if we just give people money? This is the question propelling several new books and that’s been taken …

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 3: Entrepreneur and Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang exits the stage after speaking at the National Action Network's annual convention, April 3, 2019 in New York City. A dozen 2020 Democratic presidential candidates will speak at the organization's convention this week. Founded by Rev. Al Sharpton in 1991, the National Action Network is one of the most influential African American organizations dedicated to civil rights in America. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Is Andrew Yang being unfairly ignored?

(CNN) Quick. Tell me the six highest-polling Democrats in the 2020 Democratic race. The first few are easy: Joe …

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Why everyone deserves a right to recreation

What is it about Americans that makes us so afraid of admitting that people ought to have free time …

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The Feminist Case for Andrew Yang’s Freedom Dividend

Andrew Yang may well be the most feminist candidate running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, although it might …

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Andrew Yang responds to Bernie Sanders’ dismissal of universal basic income

Presidential candidate Andrew Yang on Tuesday fired back at Sen. Bernie Sanders‘s (I-Vt.) after the senator criticized him for …

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Opinion: Musicians Should Support Universal Basic Income

Universal Basic Income has been a term bandied about in the news and across the internet in the last …

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75 Years After Bretton Woods, Women Are Beginning to Win the Fight for Better Economic Indicators Than GDP

It’s time to talk about women’s economics with attitude. It’s time to laugh at what is often absurd and …

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Opinion: Central Banks Should Consider Creating Money for Everyone

In this opinion piece for the Financial Times, Eric Lonergan says that one potential solution central banks around the …

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Elon Musk: ‘I support Yang’ and universal basic income is ‘obviously needed’

• Elon Musk has endorsed serial entrepreneur Andrew Yang’s run for Democratic presidential candidate, mostly based on the latter’s …

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The Second Round of Democratic debates demonstrated that change isn’t just coming: It’s here

The Democratic debates this week demonstrated that change isn’t just coming: It’s here. To watch Elizabeth Warren and Bernie …

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Opinion: Universal Basic Income is Superior to a $15 Minimum Wage

In this piece, author Jessica Flanigan makes the case that UBI is a better solution than raising the minimum …

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Editorial: Andrew Yang makes U.S. history by introducing the idea of universal basic income onto the national debate stage

On June 27, history was made when during the second night of the first U.S. Presidential debate for the …

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An Anarchist Case for UBI

There’s a common misconception that the idea of universal basic income is an example of bigger government, but as …

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The Radical Plan to Save the Planet by Working Less

Article originally published on May 29 2019. In 1972, a team at MIT published The Limits to Growth, a …

A Carbon Dividend Is Better than a Carbon Tax

Mark Paul and Anthony Underwood make the case that the revenue from carbon taxation needs to be returned as …

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With artificial intelligence looming, debate over ‘basic income’ heats up

When Canadian researchers Evelyn Forget and Marni Brownell speak at Stanford University next Tuesday, May 21, they’ll be wading …

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New research suggests the EITC isn’t very effective at encouraging the poor to enter the labor force.

The earned income tax credit is the leading example of smart centrist policy. In the 1980s and early 1990s, …

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Why a conservative Alaskan Governor promotes a Universal Basic Income

In this opinion piece for The Alaska Landmine, guest contributor RJ makes the case that the new governor of …

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As an artist, a Basic Income would transform my life

Scottish artist Jenny Lupton details the difficulties she finds trying to sustain a living through her art and passion, …

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‘I’m not a UBI guy’: Paul Krugman says money could be better spent on more targeted programs

Nobel-winning economist Paul Krugman says he is “not a UBI guy.” He says universal basic income is not politically …

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Everyone’s Talking About Basic Income. Here Are 8 Problems It Could Fix

Standing is a professorial research associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London and …

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Andrew Yang: We’re undergoing the greatest economic transformation in our history

To view a short video of Andrew Yang, click here. “We are undergoing the greatest economic transformation in our …

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Green New Deal: universal basic income could make green transition feasible

Within ten years, the US will phase out fossil fuels and source its energy from 100% renewable sources. That’s …

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Universal basic income ‘would cost less than value of benefit cuts since 2010’.

Introducing a weakly universal basic income(UBI) for everyone in Britain would have a net cost worth less than the …

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$1,000 monthly in universal basic income gets put to a test

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang is putting his money where his mouth is: He’s giving families $1,000 a month …

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Plan to pay 1,000 residents $1,000 a month—no strings attached.

Each month, 1,000 struggling Chicagoans would get $1,000, no strings attached, to help break the cycle of poverty, under …

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What Money Can Buy

The idea that a country should provide its citizens with an infusion of cash on a regular basis has …