Andrew Yang has been added to the speaking roster for the Democratic National Convention

By: Grace Panetta —- KEY TAKEAWAYS: Andrew Yang has been added to the speaking roster for the August 17-20 Democratic National Convention, he announced on Thursday. “I’ve got to be honest I kind of expected to speak,” Yang tweeted on Tuesday after the initial DNC speaker lineup was unveiled and he wasn’t included on it. Yang ran for president in 2020 and gained national attention with his unique policy platform, which included a universal basic income of $1,000 a month

Income Inequality

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With growth this tepid, is it time to give ‘helicopter money’ a whirl?

Growth is the default setting for modern economies. Humans innovate and improve, find better ways of doing things. Only …

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The Significance of an Unconditional $1,000 per month

Andrew Yang’s plan to provide $1,000 in government-sponsored payments to every American adult each month — an “allowance for …

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‘Socialism for the rich’: the evils of bad economics

Article originally published on June 6th, 2019. In most rich countries, inequality is rising, and has been rising for …

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Toward a Just Economy: How a Universal Basic Income Can Curb Racial Inequality

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 19, 2019 CONTACT: Ariela Weinberger, aweinberger@rooseveltinstitute.org Toward a Just Economy: How a Universal Basic Income …

Pilots & Experiments

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Bernice King wants UBI pilots done in more cities so more people understand the benefits

Dr. Bernice King and Mayor Michael Tubbs on How Universal Basic Income Can Help Address the Racial Wealth Gap …

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Jack Dorsey Gets Behind Mayors’ Efforts for Guaranteed Income

Jack Dorsey Donates $3 Million To U.S. Mayors For Universal Basic Income Pilot Programs In 15 Cities By Angel …

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Irish government commits to basic income experiment

Irish government commits to basic income experiment by Lewis Small   The newly formed Government of the 33rd Dáil has …

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Private basic income experiment in Japan publishes first results

Maezawa Method Basic Income Social Experiment Yields Lower Divorce Rates, Increases in Business Startups, and Happier People with 1-million-yen …

The Social Debate

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Nearly one third of people that have gone back to work after being laid off during the coronavirus pandemic have lost their jobs again, study finds

Nearly one third of people that have gone back to work after being laid off during the coronavirus pandemic …

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Reality Check

Reality Check By: Gisele Huff, Founder and President of Fund for Humanity I despair. Because of the extraordinary, devastating …

food insecurity

Nearly 30 million Americans reported not having enough food to eat in July

Nearly 30 million Americans told the Census Bureau they didn’t have enough to eat last week By Dakin Andone, …

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South Africa will not implement a basic income grant until at least next March

Lindiwe Zulu: No universal basic income grant for South Africa this year by Mfuneko Toyana South Africa will not …

Andrew Yang

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Andrew Yang: It’s a ‘ridiculous fantasy’ to think America’s economy will snap back to normal

Andrew Yang: It’s a ‘ridiculous fantasy’ to think America’s economy will snap back to normal By: Matt Egan, CNN Business …

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Democratic presidential candidate entrepreneur Andrew Yang speaks at the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum during a campaign event, in Mason City, Iowa
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Andrew Yang: What Congress can do to avoid a new Great Depression

Andrew Yang: What Congress can do to avoid a new Great Depression By Andrew Yang for CNN Business Perspectives   Andrew …

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The Chair of the Fed is Starting to Sound More Like Andrew Yang

Why Jerome Powell is Starting to Sound Like Andrew Yang by Martin Tillier Andrew Yang’s run for the Democratic …

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Andrew Yang’s thoughts on the Trump Administration’s plan to cut $1,000 checks and how the pandemic is paving the road to UBI

Andrew Yang takes no pleasure in looking prophetical. The tech entrepreneur and former candidate for president, who last month …

Success Stories

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Stockton’s Basic Income Demonstration Shows Value of Solid Economic Foundation — Especially During Pandemics

Stockton has been testing a universal basic income since 2019 — it’s working The Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration, a …

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Four years into the 12-year UBI experiment in Kenya, lives are transformed

Could universal basic income change aid forever? For four years, the villagers of Magawa in rural western Kenya have …

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Fin­land’s ba­sic in­come ex­per­i­ment: new research re­veals sig­ni­fic­ant di­versity in par­ti­cipants’ ex­per­i­ence

The report on Finland’s 2017-2018 basic income experiment illustrates great variance in how the experiment affected participants’ lives. University …

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Universal Basic Income Fixes the Problem of People Not Having Enough Money to Not Be Poor

Give a Buck is Mashable’s deep dive into Universal Basic Income — an idea gaining currency in a time of …

The Basics of UBI

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How universal basic income could help women in abusive relationships

How a universal basic income could help women in abusive relationships By Amelia Womack @Amelia_Womack It is hard to put …

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Adjusting our Economy | Universal Basic Income Discussions with Gerald Huff (video)

This is the 3rd part of a video series about Universal Basic Income, based on an interview given by …

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The Deflationary Effects of Universal Basic Income

The Deflationary Effects of a Basic Income By: Austin G Mackell. It’s increasingly accepted that the government can’t run out …

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Automation and the Circular Economy | Universal Basic Income Discussions with Gerald Huff (video)

This is the 2nd part of a video series about Universal Basic Income, based on an interview given by …

Workforce Automation

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The rush to deploy robots as a result of the coronavirus outbreak

PUBLISHED MON, MAR 2 20208:57 AM EST UPDATED WED, MAR 11 202010:35 AM EDT Rebecca Fannin, special to CNBC.com …

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41 Percent of Companies Are Accelerating Plans To Automate As Coronavirus Forces Workers To Stay Home

Almost half of company bosses in 45 countries are speeding up plans to automate their businesses as workers are …

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New fast food robot costs $3 per hour

In a test kitchen in a corner building in downtown Pasadena, Flippy the robot grabbed a fryer basket full …

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The robots are here, they’re working in management, and they’re grinding workers into the ground.

In warehouses, call centers, and other sectors, intelligent machines are managing humans, and they’re making work more stressful, grueling, …