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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‘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 …

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Feds urged to consider basic income to help ‘gig’ workers

Article originally published June 11, 2019. OTTAWA — A cross-party committee of MPs says it’s time for the government …

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The net worth of the average 18-35-year-old in the US has plunged 34% since 1996 to below $8,000 and only 20% are better off now than in ’07

Article originally published on 05/31/19. The net worth of the average 18- to 35-year-old has plummeted 34 percent since …

Pilots & Experiments

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Brighton and Hove will become the first city in the UK to debate whether they should trial UBI

Brighton and Hove council is the first to debate trialling Universal Basic Income By Martin Osborne   On 23 …

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BREAKING NEWS: Santa Clara County Approves Basic Income Pilot for Transitioning Foster Youth

Santa Clara County Approves Basic Income Pilot for Transitioning Foster Youth $900,000 expenditure will fund the first pilot program …

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Santa Clara County Press Release: Santa Clara County Approves the Country’s First Basic Income Pilot Program for Transitioning Foster Youth

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, unanimously approved a $900,000 in funding for the Country’s first pilot program …

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Andrew Yang’s nonprofit is giving 20 New Yorkers $500 a month for the next five years

Andrew Yang’s nonprofit is giving 20 New Yorkers $500 a month for the next five years By CHRIS SOMMERFELDT …

The Social Debate

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Interview with Humanist Social Reformer Tony Robinson

Interview with Humanist Social Reformer Tony Robinson by David Andersson   Our humanity is facing one of the most profound challenges we have ever faced. We find ourselves in uncharted …

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Portuguese, Spanish, and Italian government ministers are calling for the creation of a European minimum income system

Portugal/Spain/Italy: Ministers seek European minimum income by Lusa   “We have to ensure that all people are guaranteed the …

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Why universal basic income could help us fight the next wave of economic shocks

Why universal basic income could help us fight the next wave of economic shocks by John Harris Until six …

Basic Canada

Health professionals across Canada have banded together calling on Justin Trudeau and Cabinet to implement a basic income.

Health professionals across Canada have banded together calling on Justin Trudeau and Cabinet to implement a basic income. Posted …

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Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang speaks at at the Ideal Social Hall on January 30, 2020 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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Andrew Yang creates new organization focused on data privacy, UBI, and the future of work

Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang today launched Humanity Forward, a nonprofit organization intended to embody the spirit of the …

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Andrew Yang launches new nonprofit and ponders a presidential endorsement

Andrew Yang, the businessman and political novice whose long-shot bid for the Democratic presidential nomination became one of the …

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Dozens of accusers emerge after Andrew Yang’s wife reveals sexual assault

(CNN) Emilia Heckman trusted Dr. Robert Hadden. A fashion model in her late 20s, she found herself chatting casually …

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Andrew and Evelyn Yang Sign With CAA

Since exiting the presidential race, the former candidate has joined CNN and launched his own advocacy organization. Less than …

Success Stories

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How UBI Affects People’s Lives: A Compilation of Experiences from Basic Income Recipients

“In my experience, there is no clearer understanding of the concept of unconditional basic income than among those who …

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Early Results from Stockton’s $500/mo Basic Income Pilot

Stockton, California gave money to random recipients from neighborhoods where the median annual income is $46,000 – no strings …

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A photo update from 5 families receiving a basic income

In 2017, GiveDirectly launched a Universal Basic Income Program. As part of this program, we are running a randomized control …

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Mayor Of Stockton, Calif., Discusses Universal Basic Income Program Results

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: What would you do with an extra 500 bucks a month, no strings attached? Well, thanks …

The Basics of UBI

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Universal Basic Income is older than you think, but coronavirus gave it wings

In the darkest hour of the coronavirus pandemic, in the face of an expected 30 percent unemployment rate and a likely …

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How and Why a Fed-Financed UBI Would Not Lead to Inflation

According to an April 6 article on CNBC.com, Spain is slated to become the first country in Europe to introduce a …

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The US Has the Productive Capacity to Make UBI a Reality

Universal basic income — a monthly payment to everyone sufficient to meet basic needs — could end poverty overnight. …

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Editorial: The Future of the United States Depends on the Immediate Adoption of UBI

Flatten the curve… We’ve heard that phrase repeatedly as a result of the novel coronavirus in regards to the …

Workforce Automation

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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, …

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Inside Amazon’s First Full-Blown Cashierless Supermarket

Is this the future grocery shoppers want? Jeff Bezos sure hopes so. The first ever Amazon Go Grocery — which opens …

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Garry Kasparov mentions the need to build new foundations because of AI, and that maybe it’s UBI

Garry Kasparov is perhaps the greatest chess player in history. For almost two decades after becoming world champion in …