UBI would revolutionize mothers’ lives, whose unpaid work keeps society going

Universal basic income would revolutionize mothers’ lives, whose unpaid work keeps society going by Maggie Gordon-Walker     There’s no doubt a universal basic income could help make society more equal. There’s a particular group that often gets overlooked, for whom it would be especially life-changing. Mothers. In funding terms, they are often regarded as a niche category. A representative of a grant-giving organisation told me recently that they would never be ‘a priority issue’ unless there was a risk to their

Income Inequality

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Universal basic income could improve the nation’s mental health

Many people are talking about universal basic income (UBI) these days. Giving everyone a guaranteed income could be the solution to many economic …

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Do markets require redistribution to avoid market failure due to excessive inequality?

Wealth inequality is escalating at an alarming rate not only within the U.S. but also in countries as diverse …

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With growth this tepid, is it time to give ‘helicopter money’ a whirl?

Growth is the default setting for modern economies. Humans innovate and improve, find better ways of doing things. Only …

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The Significance of an Unconditional $1,000 per month

Andrew Yang’s plan to provide $1,000 in government-sponsored payments to every American adult each month — an “allowance for …

Pilots & Experiments

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Mayors in 11 U.S. cities join coalition to launch basic income pilot programs in their cities

Los Angeles, Atlanta Among Cities Joining Coalition To Test Universal Basic Income by Rachel Sandler TOPLINE Mayors in Los …

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Economic Security Task Force Launched in Atlanta to Design Basic Income Pilot

“The time for bold action to tackle wealth insecurity, especially for Black and Latinx Atlantans, is yesterday. We have …

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Ireland’s next government has committed to trialing UBI within five years

Universal basic income: Next government commits to a pilot programme to trial it The Green Party had called for …

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New report in Scotland backs 3-year basic income experiment with 17,000 recipients

Backing for £200m pilot of citizens income By Tom Gordon HOPES that a universal basic income could be a rapid …

The Social Debate

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UBI would revolutionize mothers’ lives, whose unpaid work keeps society going

Universal basic income would revolutionize mothers’ lives, whose unpaid work keeps society going by Maggie Gordon-Walker     There’s …

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How to build a better Canada after COVID-19: Transform CERB into a basic annual income program

How to build a better Canada after COVID-19: Transform CERB into a basic annual income program Gregory C Mason   This …

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UBI could help ease the transition to a climate-safe economy and weather the natural and economic storms to come

Should Environmentalists Embrace Universal Basic Income? Cash payments from the government could help ease the transition to a climate-safe …

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Former Prime Minister of New Zealand throws her support behind a guaranteed income as a buffer against loneliness and mental distress

Guaranteed minimum income needed to cure loneliness epidemic after COVID-19 – Helen Clark Foundation by Dan Satherley   Former …

Andrew Yang

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The Chair of the Fed is Starting to Sound More Like Andrew Yang

Why Jerome Powell is Starting to Sound Like Andrew Yang by Martin Tillier Andrew Yang’s run for the Democratic …

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Andrew Yang’s thoughts on the Trump Administration’s plan to cut $1,000 checks and how the pandemic is paving the road to UBI

Andrew Yang takes no pleasure in looking prophetical. The tech entrepreneur and former candidate for president, who last month …

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Democratic presidential candidate entrepreneur Andrew Yang speaks at the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum during a campaign event, in Mason City, Iowa
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Andrew Yang: We Need Universal Basic Income to Save the Economy from a Coronavirus Depression

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Yang says he’s spoken with Democratic leaders about a basic income plan to …

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Yang dishes on his sadness over losing and excitement for his next big venture

WASHINGTON — Andrew Yang looks at his phone and laughs: “Everyone thinks I’m going to announce for mayor tomorrow.” …

Success Stories

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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 …

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Canadian CERB teaching people what basic income might feel like

Canadian universal basic income experiment has been life-changing for those unemployed amid coronavirus One economist calls it a “modern …

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Stockton’s Basic Income Demonstration Shows Value of Solid Economic Foundation — Especially During Pandemics

Stockton has been testing a universal basic income since 2019 — it’s working The Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration, a …

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Four years into the 12-year UBI experiment in Kenya, lives are transformed

Could universal basic income change aid forever? For four years, the villagers of Magawa in rural western Kenya have …

The Basics of UBI

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A neoliberal argument for UBI based on individual freedom and property rights

A moral case for Universal Basic Income A neoliberal argument for UBI based on individual freedom and property rights …

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Q&A with author of ‘Our Future: The Basic Income Plan for Peace, Justice, Liberty, Democracy, and Personal Dignity’

Making the Case for Universal Basic Income: An Author Q&A By Carl M. Cannon     I recently interviewed …

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Andrew Yang on his best career advice, the rise of the ‘Yang Gang,’ and why universal basic income could fix American entrepreneurship

Andrew Yang on his best career advice, the rise of the ‘Yang Gang,’ and why universal basic income could …

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Social psychology Ph.D. student at Stanford shares her research on universal basic income

Social psychology Ph.D. student shares research on universal basic income By Sophie Regan   Catherine Thomas, a social psychology Ph.D. …

Workforce Automation

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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 …

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From 1990 to 2007, each robot in manufacturing replaced 3.3 workers on average nationally

MIT economist Daron Acemoglu’s new research puts a number on the job costs of automation. Peter Dizikes | MIT …

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The rush to deploy robots as a result of the coronavirus outbreak

PUBLISHED MON, MAR 2 20208:57 AM EST UPDATED WED, MAR 11 202010:35 AM EDT Rebecca Fannin, special to CNBC.com …

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41 Percent of Companies Are Accelerating Plans To Automate As Coronavirus Forces Workers To Stay Home

Almost half of company bosses in 45 countries are speeding up plans to automate their businesses as workers are …