Economic Revival and Universal Basic Income

Economic Revival and Universal Basic Income By: J. J. MARTIN The COVID-19 pandemic has shut down the economy, with many peoples’ income dropping and their savings dwindling. We are forced to consider how to restart our economy, when people have a lot less capital and will be less inclined to go out and spend. Will it make sense for governments to leverage their resources, prime the pump, and give people starter cash? When you play Monopoly, you start with some

Income Inequality

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Money and happiness are more strongly related now than in the past, and represents another argument for UBI

Money buys even more happiness than it used to Jean Twenge   Many factors determine happiness, but one has stirred considerable …

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The stimulus checks were mostly used for basic everyday expenses

Stimulus Checks Just Enough To Plug A Few Financial Holes Right Now by Christian Weller The federal government sent …

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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 …

Pilots & Experiments

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County of Santa Clara Starts First-in-Nation “Universal Basic Income” Program for Young Adults Transitioning Out of Foster Care

County of Santa Clara Starts First-in-Nation “Universal Basic Income” Program for Young Adults Transitioning Out of Foster Care Press …

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Santa Clara County foster youth begin receiving $1,000 a month in basic income

Santa Clara County foster youth begin receiving $1,000 a month By: Katie Lauer Paid rent, a full stomach and …

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Bernice King wants UBI pilots done in more cities so more people understand the benefits

Dr. Bernice King and Mayor Michael Tubbs on How Universal Basic Income Can Help Address the Racial Wealth Gap …

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Jack Dorsey Gets Behind Mayors’ Efforts for Guaranteed Income

Jack Dorsey Donates $3 Million To U.S. Mayors For Universal Basic Income Pilot Programs In 15 Cities By Angel …

The Social Debate

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Nearly 30 million Americans reported not having enough food to eat in July

Nearly 30 million Americans told the Census Bureau they didn’t have enough to eat last week By Dakin Andone, …

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South Africa will not implement a basic income grant until at least next March

Lindiwe Zulu: No universal basic income grant for South Africa this year by Mfuneko Toyana South Africa will not …

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Hawaii is working on a universal basic income bill with feminist framing

The one place planning a ‘feminist economic recovery’ from Covid-19 ByJennifer Rigby Last month, a small collection of islands …

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The $600 unemployment bonuses did not lead to people working less, Yale study shows

The $600 unemployment bonuses did not lead to people working less, Yale study shows By: Evan Sully KEY TAKEAWAYS …

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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 …

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Why Andrew Yang’s Push for Universal Basic Income No Longer Seems Unrealistic

Why Andrew Yang’s push for a universal basic income is making a comeback By: Yelena Dzhanova KEY POINTS: For …

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Andrew Yang: It’s a ‘ridiculous fantasy’ to think America’s economy will snap back to normal

Andrew Yang: It’s a ‘ridiculous fantasy’ to think America’s economy will snap back to normal By: Matt Egan, CNN Business …

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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: What Congress can do to avoid a new Great Depression

Andrew Yang: What Congress can do to avoid a new Great Depression By Andrew Yang for CNN Business Perspectives   Andrew …

Success Stories

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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 …

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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 …

The Basics of UBI

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Economic Revival and Universal Basic Income

Economic Revival and Universal Basic Income By: J. J. MARTIN The COVID-19 pandemic has shut down the economy, with …

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How universal basic income could help women in abusive relationships

How a universal basic income could help women in abusive relationships By Amelia Womack @Amelia_Womack It is hard to put …

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Adjusting our Economy | Universal Basic Income Discussions with Gerald Huff (video)

This is the 3rd part of a video series about Universal Basic Income, based on an interview given by …

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The Deflationary Effects of Universal Basic Income

The Deflationary Effects of a Basic Income By: Austin G Mackell. It’s increasingly accepted that the government can’t run out …

Workforce Automation

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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 …

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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 …