Category: THE SOCIAL DEBATE

Why Michael Tubbs says he’s obsessed with ending poverty

By Lorie Konish Original article: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/21/former-stockton-mayor-michael-tubbs-on-why-he-wants-to-end-poverty.html 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: http://www.groundup.org.za/article/activists-demand-basic-income-grant/ 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: https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Asia-Insight/Cash-for-all-Lee-Jae-myung-s-radical-plan-to-reshape-South-Korea 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: https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/japan-provide-880-cash-payout-minors-part-stimulus-yomiuri-2021-11-04/ TOKYO, Nov

The Freiburg Institute for Basic Income Studies: UBI and Gender

by Serkan Simsir Original article: https://basicincome.org/news/2021/11/a-new-project-from-fribis-universal-basic-income-and-gender/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=a-new-project-from-fribis-universal-basic-income-and-gender 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: https://www.theguardian.com/money/2021/nov/01/uk-companies-must-offer-more-to-workers-or-face-exodus Companies need to

Study: Poor parents receiving universal payments spend more on kids

By Sara Zaske, WSU News & Media Relations Original article: https://news.wsu.edu/press-release/2021/10/28/poor-parents-receiving-universal-payments-increase-spending-on-kids/ 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: https://dailycaller.com/2021/10/22/mosler-alarm-national-debt-is-misguided/ 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: https://www.gjsentinel.com/opinion/editorials/policy-would-help-on-climate/article_ad3c4cf6-3389-11ec-8bb5-132cd052b301.html 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: https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-business-lifestyle-health-indiana-d3acd668eaf6343aada03cd660055bbc INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Earlier this year, an insistent cry arose from business leaders and Republican

UBI Gains a Friend in High Places

He is best known for his work on a Stockton pilot project that provided $500 a month to a small group of low-income residents. By Carla

Towards a post-toil world

OP-ED: Can the Covid-19 pandemic bring us out of the vicious cycle of working ourselves to death? By: Mohammad Tareq Hasan In today’s world, we

Insecurity Is the Real Enemy

There is a commonly held belief that poverty is not the result of any systemic failure, but the personal failure of the impoverished. This view is just

The Case for Universal Property

An idea pioneered by Alaska could inoculate society against extreme inequality By James K. Boyce When voters went to the polls in November, one outcome was

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 the same time that I realized

Is U.S. Welfare Policy Racist?

U.S. welfare policies have, from their very inception, been discriminatory. By: Alma Carten. — A recent UNICEF report found that the U.S. ranked 34th on the list

The US Safety Net Is Degrading by Design

By Mimi Abramovitz, Deepak Bhargava and Tammy Thomas Miles. — The pandemic has thrown millions of people out of work while mean-spirited government policies ended emergency Unemployment Insurance benefits.

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