Basic Income latest news
Georgia pilot gives 650 predominantly Black women $850 a month for two years, no strings attached – and it seems to be working
The MU’s motion backing UBI was presented at TUC Young Workers Conference. We assess the concept, history, and feasibility of UBI.
Researcher Will Schneider discusses the optimism for and potential limitations of cash transfers as a way to decrease child maltreatment.
This proposal for a European basic income is innovative and opens up opportunities for the majority of the population.
A nonprofit in Washington, D.C., has launched a guaranteed income pilot program supporting Black mothers with current or recent child welfare involvement.
Data suggests there’s been a “pretty significant uptick” in the number of employers looking for workers with AI-related skills.
Research shows that guaranteeing employment or a basic income helps reduce violence and prevent people from entering the criminal system.
The theory that many people feel the work they do is pointless because their jobs are “bullshit” has been confirmed by a new study.
With Hollywood’s actors and writers striking over concerns about AI, what was once a movie premise now has come to define the film industry.
As productivity rises with automation, a UBI tied to GDP per capita could help distribute the dividends equitably.
Our author looks at the growing number of basic income trials and pilots around the world, and the evidence gained from them.
A report from the Denver Income Project found giving people experiencing homelessness free money is a meaningful way to improve their lives.
The NHS is loved because it is there for all of us. Could basic income play the same role for our generation?
Health Europa looks at how a basic income scheme could revolutionize NHS funding, potentially saving billions of pounds.
Is a Universal Basic Income merely a utopian concept, or can it be a viable solution that can effectively work in Australia? Experts weigh in.
Companies like OpenAI and Google could make unthinkable profits from successful AI. Will they share the wealth?
Over a quarter of jobs in the OECD rely on skills that could be easily automated, and workers fear they could lose their jobs to AI
Everald Compton advocates that every adult in Australia be given $500 a week, regardless of their job status or wealth.
Worldcoin, a cryptocurrency project founded by OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, launched on Monday providing new digital passport.
New research has found that a Basic Income scheme could potentially save the National Health Service (NHS) tens of billions of pounds.
Pennsylvania lawmakers said they plan to introduce legislation directing an agency to study the efficacy of a universal basic income program.
Guaranteed income programs have been launched in more than a dozen cities across the U.S. Is this the start of true Universal Basic Income?
This book explores what a range of different academic disciplines have to say about universal basic income.
Philly will join the ranks of cities such as Durham, N.C., using guaranteed basic income as a tool to address systemic racism.
There is no need for more targeted subsidy schemes if Malaysia can roll out a Universal Basic Income scheme, says an economist.
Elinor O’Donovan was among 2,000 artists chosen to receive crucial funding to support their creative endeavors.
Disasters can push the world’s poorest deeper into poverty. Now aid agencies are trying something new. They’re giving small bits of cash to people just before disaster strikes, instead of waiting until afterward.
For four decades, Alaskans have opened their mailboxes to find checks waiting for them, their cut of the black gold beneath their feet. This is Alaska’s Permanent Fund, funded by the state’s oil revenues and paid to every Alaskan each year. We’re now in a different sort of resource rush, with companies peddling bits instead of oil: generative AI.
The recent court-enforceable settlement agreement between the city of Minneapolis and the Minnesota Department of Human Rights could be a historic step in combating police brutality. However, the agreement fails to contextualize police brutality as a byproduct of poverty. By failing to recognize the role of poverty in over-policing, it disincentivizes the city, and the state from instituting long-term, anti-poverty measures, such as guaranteed basic income that would address a root cause of crime that in turn plays a role in police brutality.
The recent explosion of artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to revolutionize the workforce. ChatGPT reached 100 million users in just two months after its launch. It and other generative AI applications have the potential to increase the efficiency of more than 50 per cent of all worker tasks in the U.S., with no loss in quality. A recent report estimates that AI’s boost to labour productivity can increase annual global GDP by seven per cent over a 10-year period.
Japan is laying the groundwork to become home to some of the world’s top companies in artificial intelligence
The circle of obligation and the mandatory-participation “social contract” (Mandatory Participation on Trial, Part 12)
Many people have imagined a workers’ revolution that cuts out property owners and establishes a true circle-of-obligation. As always, let me see the plan. Maybe it solves some of the problems I’ve mentioned, but no plan solves the insider-outsider problems inherent in politics. Wishful thinking about everyone becoming better people after the revolution won’t make the self-serving bias of people in power go away.