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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.
People aren’t feeling as connected and devoted to their jobs as they did when they were seeing their coworkers in person every day.
Our hero wakes. Using her 3D food printer she prints out a full English breakfast, eating it in the front room of her flat – part of the great house-building of the 2020s.
By The Editorial Board See original post here. India’s single most vexatious economic problem is the lack of adequate
It’s Basic, a new documentary premiering at the Tribeca film festival, looks at the US program that gave in-need participants $500 a month
Kipp Kahlia spent several decades touring as a guitarist with reggae artists from Jamaica until illness forced her to put a halt to her career. She began offering private guitar and bass lessons as a stopgap solution, still envisioning herself writing and performing songs some day that championed social justice and fostered understanding and empathy among audiences.
By Becca Costello See original post here. A trio of proposed pilot programs aims to improve financial empowerment for Cincinnati
By Nikki Main See original post here. Depression among adults is on the rise in the U.S., according to a study
By Ian Rose See original post here. Until recently Dean Meadowcroft was a copywriter in a small marketing department.
Guaranteed basic income could make a dent in the ongoing homelessness crisis in San Francisco, advocates say, and an ongoing program seeks to measure the impact of monthly payments to people who are currently unhoused.
Thousands of Chicago and Cook County residents got $500 a month the past year from programs that are aiming to give people a little financial cushion.
When Jailyn Brown was selected to join a pilot program that gives cash to people struggling to make ends meet, the 23-year-old could hardly get enough hours at the retail store in Chicago where she worked to cover her expenses.
By Dana Goldstein See original post here. Colorado joins a growing list of states with bipartisan support for child tax
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.
KERICHO, Kenya — Kenyan tea pickers are destroying machines brought in to replace them during violent protests that highlight the challenge faced by workers as more agribusiness companies rely on automation to cut costs.
Universal basic dividend (UBD) is a mechanism by which each member of a given society receives a regular payment, with no or very limited conditionality, typically based on recognising the value of common resources, or of public investment in the capitalist economy. This post explores the potential benefits and limitations of this idea, summarising the policy brief recently published by the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose.
By Matthew T. Johnson and Elliott Johnson See original article here. In October 1936, 200 men marched from South Tyneside to
By Pat Kane See original post here. WHEN speaking on BBC Scotland’s excellent Debate Night show on Wednesday, I was lobbed
By Berliner Zeitung.Translation by Raymond R. Watson, M.A. According to a study people, particularly young people, are infavor of
By Spectator Editorial, The Hamilton Spectator. See original post here. Hamilton city council did a smart thing this week by
Super AGI and the Matrix: Sophia the Robot co-creator predicts economic ‘mayhem’ on road to AI utopia
By Nikolas Lanum See original post here. The co-creator of the social humanoid robot Sophia says artifical general intelligence (AGI)
By: Claire Benny See original post here. Income inequality has been linked to poor physical and mental health in
By: Apoorva Mandavilli See original post here. Cash grants made directly to poor families or individuals have led to
By: Dahaba Ali Hussen See original post here. A universal basic income of £1,600 a month is to be
See original post here. The Oregon Rebate (IP 2024-017) ballot initiative campaign has announced early success in collecting the
By: Ahmed Elbas See original post here. While the proposition may appear daunting, the exploration of Universal Basic Income
By: Leila Patel See original post here. South Africa has one of the world’s most expansive social grant systems: