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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The Social Debate

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The $1,200 coronavirus checks, explained

After a week of Congress members and the Trump administration proposing various plans to get cash into the hands of …

The Jeonju city government said about 50,000 economically vulnerable citizens, including unemployed people, will receive an 'anti-disaster basic income' of 527,158 won (US$430) per person, as part of its efforts to overcome the economic fallout from COVID. Korea Times file

City in South Korea begins paying anti-disaster basic income to residents

Jeonju, a southwestern South Korean city, said Friday it will pay half a million won each to about 50,000 …

Planet Money

President of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve: Carpet Bomb the Country with Money

Planet Money: Episode 982 TRANSCRIPT  UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER, BYLINE: This is PLANET MONEY from NPR. JACOB GOLDSTEIN, HOST: Back in …

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51 percent of voters now support $2,000 a month of emergency UBI

The threat of Coronavirus has shocked the world. From the availability of medical supplies to the feeling of safety …

Andrew Yang

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Success Stories

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The Basics of UBI

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Workforce Automation

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Nixon-era proposal to give “basic income” to all people springs back to life

Andy Stern spent his career organizing service workers, fighting for higher wages and improving working conditions as head of …

Automation

What UBI critics get wrong about human nature.

Universal or Unconditional Basic Income (UBI) is not a new idea. In fact, it is a concept that goes …

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How robots, artificial intelligence, and machine learning will affect employment and public policy

Emerging technologies like industrial robots, artificial intelligence, and machine learning are advancing at a rapid pace, but there has …

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Obama: Consider a universal basic income.

In his first major speech since leaving office, former President Barack Obama endorsed the idea of providing a universal …