State of the Movement, Nov 2020: Planning for 2021

VIDEO on The First 100 Days of the Biden / Harris Administration and what can be accomplished. Basic Income Community Planning for The First 100 Days of the Biden / Harris Administration has a goal to get ongoing cash payments included in legislation for COVID stimulus and recovery. The State of the Movement Quarterly Meetings, hosted by Income Movement, are designed to nurture the growing ecosystem of organizations, leaders, and grassroots advocates in the basic income community. These meetings are

Income Inequality

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Why work more than 15 hours a week?

Unthinkable: It was good enough for your ancestors, says anthropologist James Suzman By: Joe Humphreys Anyone feeling lockdown guilt – …

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How did Americans spend their economic impact payments?

The stimulus checks went to help people pay down debt and prepare for an uncertain financial future. The impact …

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In just three months, 6 million more Americans have fallen into poverty

The rise in poverty was triggered by a lack of new stimulus checks and the end of the $600 …

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74% of households with children that made less than $100,000 report facing serious financial problems

Juggling Financial Stress And Caregiving, Parents Are ‘Very Not OK’ In The Pandemic By: RHITU CHATTERJEE. — Back in …

Pilots & Experiments

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Long Beach Moves Ahead With Guaranteed Basic Income For Some Artists

Automation is inevitable and this city is looking to lead the way with innovative solutions, like Basic Income for …

Clare Duignan (left), chairwoman of the Arts and Culture Recovery Taskforce, pictured with Minister for Culture and the Arts Catherine Martin. Photograph: Fennell Photography 2020

Task force in Ireland recommends 3-year basic income pilot for arts workers

Three-year pilot, costing €2.5m per 1,000 participants, proposed by recovery taskforce A proposal for a three-year pilot of a …

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Glasgow City Treasurer to call for universal basic income trial support

City Treasurer Ricky Bell wants Glasgow to be at the “front of the queue” for a universal basic income …

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Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh talks guaranteed livable income in Newfoundland and Labrador

Should a guaranteed livable income should be part of the answer to post-pandemic struggles for working people throughout Canada? …

The Social Debate

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More than 125 economists are now urging a second stimulus check

From the time COVID hit the U.S., politicians have continually failed to support citizens with new stimulus payments. The …

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Pope Francis in new book says pandemic should spur governments to permanently implement UBI

The pope outlines several new programs such unconditional payments, including compensating unpaid caretakers and “informal workers” to respond to …

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New poll shows support for a basic income guarantee is now at 64% in Canada

Covid is transforming how people view the role of government to support their citizens in times of economic turmoil. …

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12 million Americans set to lose unemployment benefits the day after Christmas

The financial support from government stimulus programs have been credited with keeping many businesses and households afloat yet the …

Andrew Yang

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Andrew Yang: Young people are the new corps of engineers the US has been waiting for

We have more than enough work to go around for the next generation if we address one of our …

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Andrew Yang on 2020, UBI, and fixing government

The former presidential candidate discusses universal basic income, artificial intelligence, and his next job in politics. By Ezra Klein. – …

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Andrew Yang has been added to the speaking roster for the Democratic National Convention

By: Grace Panetta —- KEY TAKEAWAYS: Andrew Yang has been added to the speaking roster for the August 17-20 …

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Andrew Yang is teaming up with this philanthropic cash relief initiative distributing $1,000/mo to people for three months

BY TALIB VISRAM —- Andrew Yang ran for president on the single issue of universal basic income (UBI), which then …

Success Stories

Michael Bohmeyer, center, riding his bicycle in the office of “My Basic Income,” the website he founded to provide a monthly basic income for 600 randomly selected people. Moving helps him think, he said.Credit...Lena Mucha for The New York Times

A Monthly Basic Income Changed This German’s Life, and Then the Lives of 650 Others

Michael Bohmeyer’s website, “My Basic Income,” has given randomly selected people almost $1,200 a month for a year to …

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Providing $7500 each to 50 homeless people resulted in a savings of $8100 per person according to new unconditional cash grant experiment

A Vancouver-based research project gave homeless individuals cash and tracked their progress for a year. The 50 cash transfer …

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Has guaranteed basic income’s time arrived in Canada?

As people’s livelihoods have been thrown into upheaval amid the pandemic, public desire for a stronger safety net has …

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Even brief stays in poverty can cause children lifelong harm, and money helps prevent poverty.

The virus doesn’t sicken kids as much as adults. But it can still destroy their futures. A child allowance …

The Basics of UBI

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State of the Movement, Nov 2020: Planning for 2021

VIDEO on The First 100 Days of the Biden / Harris Administration and what can be accomplished. Basic Income …

Maud Gonne and the 1930s’ movement for basic income in Ireland

Analysis: how a band of Catholic monetary reformers in Ireland promoted the idea of a basic income to eradicate …

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Opinion: It is imperative that members of the LGBTQ+ community are involved in the design process and advocacy of UBI

“There will not be a magic day when we wake up and it’s now okay to express ourselves publicly. …

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How UBI can expand educational and career opportunities

UBI programs need to think big picture to achieve lasting results. Is this the right time? By: Wendi Williams …

Workforce Automation

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Half of all work tasks will be handled by machines by 2025 in a shift likely to worsen inequality, a World Economic Forum report has forecast.

Half of all work tasks will be handled by machines by 2025 in a shift likely to worsen inequality, …

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Flippy the burger-flipping robot goes on sale

The pandemic accelerates the adoption of automation across industries including the food services businesses. The impact on workers is …

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Caterpillar bets on self-driving machines impervious to pandemics

Caterpillar’s automation strategy was not born during the COVID-19 era but the global pandemic is accelerating its rollout. By: …

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Pandemic-fueled automation is gobbling up jobs that will never return

The COVID-19 pandemic has had massive economic impacts in the United States, and one of the problems many companies …