800 Compton residents to get guaranteed income in two-year pilot program

There’s a need for additional income, especially with the pandemic resulting in record high numbers of unemployment especially for Black and brown people. Here is how one city is addressing the crisis. By ALEJANDRA REYES-VELARDE – STAFF WRITER of LA Times. Jacqueline Andrade and her husband both lost their jobs in March, at a point during the pandemic when grocery store shelves were being ransacked and government aid seemed far off. She was running low on groceries for her family, and

Income Inequality

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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 …

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Economic Fallout From COVID-19 Continues To Hit Lower-Income Americans the Hardest

Half of adults who say they lost a job due to the coronavirus outbreak are still unemployed By: KIM PARKER, RACHEL …

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Opinion: It’s time the entire continent of Africa rolled out universal basic income

By: Stella Wamae. — ______________________________________________ Key stats: Africa, with a median age of 19.5, accounts for 16.72 per cent of …

Pilots & Experiments

800 Compton residents to get guaranteed income in two-year pilot program

There’s a need for additional income, especially with the pandemic resulting in record high numbers of unemployment especially for …

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San Francisco to Launch a Basic Income Pilot for Artists

San Francisco is launching a Basic Income Pilot for Artists to provide up to 130 artists with $1,000 a …

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South Korea’s UBI-Inspired Experiment to Boost the Economy

By: Scott Santens. What South Korea is doing does not meet the definition of basic income, as it opts …

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5 Southern Mayors Propose to Fight Poverty by Guaranteeing Income

By: Andrew Yawn Adrian Perkins still remembers the feeling of not having enough. How it feels to gargle water …

The Social Debate

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What Is the Real Meaning of Dignity?

Few people appreciate the extraordinary impact human dignity has on our everyday lives. By: Donna Hicks Ph.D. At about …

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B.C. Greens pledge support for basic income, education system in election platform

By: Nick Wells in Vancouver. NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C. — B.C.’s Green party leader took aim at previous provincial governments …

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Women’s mental health deteriorating as Covid crisis forces people to work longer hours

Researchers sound the alarm that an impending recession and mass unemployment means we are heading into an unprecedented mental …

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EU-wide survey: 71% of Europeans now believe the state should provide all citizens a basic income

The COVID-19 pandemic is inspiring Europeans to think the previously unthinkable, according to a ground-breaking survey out today from a team …

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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

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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 …

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A single mother of three in Jackson, Mississippi, received $1,000 a month in basic income for a year. Here’s what happened.

Can Guaranteed Income Help Americans Escape Poverty? Ciara McDonald, a single mother of three in Jackson, Mississippi, received $1,000 …

The Basics of UBI

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What is basic income and what are the arguments for and against it in Canada?

Is it time for an updated look at what Universal Basic Income is and how it impacts society across …

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Not only is basic income necessary, it’s also sustainable and achievable

Could there become a time when all our basic needs are paid for by the government? That’s the question …

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Social Security for All?

The pandemic has exposed the systemic failures of America’s inadequate welfare state. It’s time to start over. By: MIMI …

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It’s not just ‘leftists’ who support a basic income

By: Tarek Fatah My column last week endorsing a guaranteed basic income triggered a surprising denunciation by many as …

Workforce Automation

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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 …

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As Big Tech’s profits soar in the pandemic, it’s time to discuss sharing the digital wealth

Owning The Robots By: NATHAN GARDELS Well before the COVID crisis, it was clear that digital capitalism was divorcing …

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White Castle becomes first fast food chain to hire Flippy the robot burger flipper

White Castle becomes the first fast food chain to test out the robot fry cook, Flippy, from Miso Robotics …