What if everyone were entitled to a universal basic income?

What if everyone were entitled to a universal basic income?

News that a universal basic income (UBI) is to be trialled at two locations in England, paying 30 people £1,600 a month regardless of their work, has sent shockwaves through the tabloids.

“Something for nothing” is the way working-class Conservatives have always described out-of-work benefits, with the implication that those receiving them were “spongers”. The idea of actually paying people a good subsistence wage, whether they work or not, is – well – just not capitalism.

LVT-UBI on the ballot in New Zealand

See original post here. New Zealand is suffering many of the same ills that afflict American cities. Tenants facing ever-rising rents, young people and ethnic minorities being priced

Why this S.F. Holocaust survivor supports universal basic income

By: DAN PINE See original article here: Looking at Gisèle Huff today, elegantly dressed, perfectly coiffed, gliding from board meeting to board meeting, it’s

Finding Cash for Kids

By: KALENA THOMHAVE See original post here. For Sasha Foster, a mother of two in Connecticut, the federal expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC) was particularly welcome

Why working less can save the planet.

By: Joanna Thompson. See original URL here. Jayson Porter never meant to go viral on Twitter. Porter, an environmental historian at Northwestern University, was thinking

Is a basic income within reach?

See original post here. A new study was released today saying that Canada is closer than ever to a workable guaranteed basic income (GBI). In fact,

Analysis of the Family Security Act 2.0

By: JOSHUA MCCABE,  ROBERT ORR. See original post here. Policymakers are looking for ways to break the stalemate over extending temporary enhancements to the Child

Did Stimulus Checks Cause Inflation?

By: John Csiszar See original post here. America stayed afloat during the pandemic thanks to a $5 trillion avalanche of money transferred from the government

Towards a progressive European basic income?

An EU-wide scheme could address progressives’ concerns about proposals for universal basic income. By: DOMINIC AFSCHARIAN, VIKTORIIA MULIAVKA, MARIUS OSTROWSKI LUKÁŠ SIEGEL Original Post: As the Conference

Australian Greens propose ‘liveable income guarantee’

By: John Quiggin. Original Post: The Australian Greens have lobbed a large rock into the placid pool of economic policy by announcing a proposal

Pro-UBI Candidate in South Korea Barely Loses Presidential Election

By: Jeong-Ho Lee. Original Post: Former top prosecutor Yoon Suk-yeol won election as South Korea’s president, returning the conservative opposition to power after five

Carbon Cashback: Good For The Planet And The Pocketbook

House Bill 2278 could help accelerate Hawaii’s transition from fossil fuels. By: Noel Morin Original Post: Hawaii’s leaders are moving along one of the most

Oregon Lawmakers Drop the Ball on Basic Income

By: Stacey Rutland Original Post: A new bill introduced by Rep. Brad Witt in the Oregon legislature would have established a state-run basic income

An Enhanced Child Tax Credit Aids Entrepreneurship

BY: TAHRA JIRARI Original Post: Despite the best efforts of advocates, the expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC) expired in 2021. Some in Washington, including

Opinion: Don’t let leaders fail our most vulnerable

By: Stacey Rutland | Original Post: During the current legislative session, the Oregon House Human Services Committee lacked the courage to move forward with

Opinion: Democrats should be courting Romney, not Manchin

By Max Ghenis Original article: When President Joe Biden announced the Build Back Better framework in October, he called it “the most transformative investment in children

The Child Tax Credit is money well spent

Parents and caregivers have put the money toward debt and household expenses, U.S. Census Bureau surveys have found.  By Ella Ceron and Kelsey Butler Original article: The

Opinion: Radical hope may be coming from South Korea

Lee Jae-myung’s progressive platform in the presidential race could give transformative politics a boost globally. By Neil Howard Original article: In the face of

Panel proposes South Africa gradually start implementing basic income

By Prinesha Naidoo Original article: A panel recommends South Africa gradually implements a basic income grant, beginning with the institutionalisation of a monthly welfare payment

Losing congressional candidate claims winner cheated by running on UBI

By Terry Spencer Original article: FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Democratic Florida congressional candidate who lost a special election primary by five votes

Opinion: Time for a citizen dividend

By Guest Contributor Original article: Guaranteed income programs are popping up everywhere in the US. It is time to expand beyond local pilot programs and embrace

Twice as many UK voters support UBI than oppose it

44% of respondents support the idea of a universal basic income compared to 23% who oppose it. By Basit Mahmood Original article: Almost twice

Why Michael Tubbs says he’s obsessed with ending poverty

By Lorie Konish Original article: Michael Tubbs had the odds stacked against him while growing up in Stockton, California, as the son of a

Protesting Activists in South Africa Demand Basic Income

Protesters march on National Treasury after budget last week By Mosima Rafapa Original article: About 80 people marched to the offices of the National Treasury

Basic income for all: Lee Jae-myung’s plan to reshape South Korea

Presidential hopeful wants universal basic income to ease economic disparities By Kim Jaewon Original article: SEOUL — Universal basic income, which has been gaining

Japan to send cash payments to all households with children

Reporting by Chang-Ran Kim, Elaine Lies and Kantaro Komiya; Writing by Leika Kihara; Editing by Gerry Doyle and Edwina Gibbs Original article: TOKYO, Nov

The Freiburg Institute for Basic Income Studies: UBI and Gender

by Serkan Simsir Original article: The Freiburg Institute for Basic Income Studies (FRIBIS), a network of several faculties at the University of Freiburg, has expanded

Companies ‘must offer more to workers or face exodus’

Thinktank says higher pay, shorter working week or better benefits can help solve labour market crisis By Larry Elliott Original article: Companies need to

Study: Poor parents receiving universal payments spend more on kids

By Sara Zaske, WSU News & Media Relations Original article: PULLMAN, Wash. –  When given cash with no strings attached, low- and middle-income parents increased their

The Alarm Surrounding The National Debt Is Misguided

By Warren Mosler Original article: As the U.S. public debt approaches $30 trillion, the same misguided alarms have been sounding that I’ve been hearing

Time For Carbon Fee and Dividend

Original article: A key piece of President Joe Biden’s plan to address climate change in his Build Back Better plan appears to be dead.

Where are the workers? Cutoff of jobless aid spurs no influx

By Christopher Rugaber, Casey Smith and Larry Fenn Original article: INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Earlier this year, an insistent cry arose from business leaders and Republican