Coalition calls on federal Liberals to bring in a basic income to address gender inequity in Canada

By: By Brendan Kennedy. – A coalition of nearly 4,000 individuals and organizations is calling on the federal government to implement a guaranteed basic income to address the systemic gender inequities exposed and intensified by the COVID-19 pandemic. Citing the disproportionate economic impact of the pandemic on women, who have suffered greater job losses compared to men, and the inability of employment insurance to assist most unemployed women before the pandemic, the coalition of women’s groups and basic income advocates says now is the time for

Income Inequality

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New study reveals that $2.5 trillion is being upwardly redistributed from the bottom 90% to the top 1%

The median worker should be making as much as $102,000 annually—if some $2.5 trillion wasn’t being “reverse distributed” every …

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The US is experiencing a “K-shaped” economic recovery. Here’s what that means.

What does a “K-shaped” recovery look like, and what it means for everyday Americans By: MATTHEW ROZSA. — During …

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GoodDollar Begins Delivering Universal Basic Income Globally via Blockchain

By: Lawrence Wintermeyer. — With enforced shutdowns driving governments to enact emergency stimulus measures and airdrop funds into citizens’ …

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Study shows cities have stopped providing middle-class work in recent decades — especially for Black and Latino workers.

The urban job escalator has stopped moving Study shows cities have stopped providing middle-class work in recent decades — …

Pilots & Experiments

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San Francisco To Provide $1,000/Month To Pregnant Black, Pacific Islander Women To Test Basic Income and Improve Health Outcomes

As reported by CBS News. The City of San Francisco will pay Black and Pacific Islander women $1,000 a …

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St. Paul, Minnesota, might test basic income using CARES Act money

St. Paul could become the latest American city to provide low-income residents with a guaranteed monthly income as part …

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California’s Long Beach City Council to vote on the first step to create a UBI program

By: HAYLEY MUNGUIA  — Should the Long Beach government give monthly cash payments to its residents? That’s a question the …

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Basic income could virtually eliminate poverty in the UK at an annual cost of 3.4% of GDP

Intuition is wrong when it comes to calculating the true cost of basic income – the UK can easily …

The Social Debate

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A bipartisan group of House lawmakers unveiled a stimulus plan to send a 2nd round of $1,200 direct payments and reinstate federal unemployment benefits

By: Joseph Zeballos-Roig. — KEY TAKEAWAYS: A bipartisan group of House lawmakers unveiled a $1.5 trillion stimulus plan on …

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Guaranteed basic income becomes tops policy priority for Canada’s ruling party at upcoming national convention

Caucus is calling on government to adopt idea for consideration in November By: Joan Bryden. — A guaranteed basic …

Dmitry Anatolyevich Medvedev is serving as Deputy Chairman of the Security Council of Russia

Could Russia introduce UBI? Former President Medvedev, now leader of governing United Russia, has just endorsed it.

By: Jonny Tickle. Russia’s largest party may be about to back the launch of a minimum guaranteed income for all …

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For many Americans work is something to endure, rather than celebrate

By: Chris Arnade  After spending eight years driving four hundred thousand miles to take 60,000 pictures of working class …

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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 …

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Andrew Yang’s nonprofit is partnering with the $1K Project to bring $1,000 direct monthly payments to struggling US families

Andrew Yang’s nonprofit is partnering with the $1K Project to bring $1,000 direct monthly payments to struggling US families …

Success Stories

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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 …

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The Pandemic Proved That Cash Payments Work

The Pandemic Proved That Cash Payments Work An extra $600 a week buys freedom from fear. by Annie Lowrey …

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The little known story of Canada’s decades old basic income experiment

Canada’s forgotten universal basic income experiment By David Cox   Amid wide unemployment during Covid-19, basic income schemes have …

The Basics of UBI

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Coalition calls on federal Liberals to bring in a basic income to address gender inequity in Canada

By: By Brendan Kennedy. – A coalition of nearly 4,000 individuals and organizations is calling on the federal government to implement a …

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Basic income must become part of a new settlement, for a new post-Covid age

By: Patrick Hurley. – I read with real interest Anna Coote’s article earlier this week, which questioned the arguments and assumptions …

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Universal Basic Income and Mental Health

What the history of social psychiatry tells us about preventing mental illness. By: Matthew Smith Ph.D. Essentially, there are …

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“A universal basic income should be the post-pandemic legacy we leave the next generation.”

Now, more than ever, we need a state that lifts people out of poverty and gives them the equality …

Workforce Automation

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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 …

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Microsoft Is Switching Out MSN’s Contract Journalists for AI

Microsoft Is Switching Out MSN’s Contract Journalists for AI By Alyse Stanley   Dozens of contract journalists at Microsoft’s …