Editorial: UBI is the recognition that racial justice and economic justice are inextricably intertwined

By Scott Santens.   Hearing protestors chant in unison, “I can’t breathe,” is something that hits viscerally. It’s a call for the importance of our individual lives. We have the right to life, and we want to stay alive. George Floyd was dispossessed of the air he needed to exist. He was killed. Withholding air is also not the only way of dispossessing someone of their rightful access to what they need to live. We all need air, but we

Income Inequality

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Pilots & Experiments


Small city in Brazil implements a modest, partial basic income

Article originally published on May 31st, 2019. Last Saturday, May 25th 2019, an event took place in Marica, a …

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Labour would trial universal basic income if elected, John McDonnell says

Labour would trial universal basic income if it wins power, shadow chancellor John McDonnell has revealed. Pilot schemes would …


RSA: The case for basic income is growing. Scotland can take it forward.

The fundamental case for a basic income is that greater freedom can flow from economic security. By providing every …


Report: Pilot experiments examining how a universal basic income system would work in the UK should be set up

Pilot schemes examining how a universal basic income system would work in the UK should be set up, a …

The Social Debate


House Democrats introduce plan to pay most Americans $2,000 a month until economy recovers from COVID-19

Charles Davis Apr 15, 2020, 1:47 AM The Emergency Money for the People Act, introduced by Reps. Tim Ryan …


Poll: 77 Percent of Democrats and 52 Percent of Republicans Now Support an Emergency UBI of $2000



America’s obsession with keeping aid from the undeserving is making a bad economic crisis worse

APRIL 9, 2020 Mehrsa Baradaran Author of The Color of Money To err is human; wanting to punish those who …

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Has the time finally come for universal basic income?

In the past few weeks, calls for a universal basic income have been louder than ever. Even the US …

Andrew Yang

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Success Stories

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The Basics of UBI


Obama and Bezos Could Make Basic Income Work

This week, former U.S. President Barack Obama tentatively endorsed the idea of a universal basic income. The fortune of …

Making quasi-sense of recent basic income initiatives

Last year, when the Finnish and Canadian trials were, respectively, not renewed and cancelled, the momentum behind universal basic …

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The BIG Library: Books About Basic Income

People consider me somewhat of an expert on the topic of basic income and so I’m frequently asked for …

Workforce Automation


Amazon’s warehouse-worker tracking system can automatically pick people to fire without a human supervisor’s involvement

• Amazon employs a system that not only tracks warehouse workers’ productivity but also can automatically generate the paperwork …


The Future of Work Could Bring More Inequality, Social Tensions

VIEW THE VIDEO HERE Almost half of all jobs could be wiped out or radically altered in the next …


Tesla Robo Taxis: How Elon Musk Says They Will Work — and When

Tesla has imbued its cars with the hardware necessary to become fully self-driving. Now, it wants to make it …


The retail apocalypse has claimed 6,000 US stores in 2019 so far, more than the number that shut down in all of 2018

• More store closings have been announced already this year than in all of 2018, according to new research. …