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 have lost their jobs again, study finds By: Carmen Reinicke   KEY TAKE-AWAYS As many as 31% of workers who were initially added back to payrolls after COVID-19 layoffs have been laid off again, a study from Cornell University showed. In addition, another 26% that have returned to work have been told by employers that they’re at risk of another layoff or

Income Inequality

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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 …

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OTTAWA — A cross-party committee of MPs says it’s time for the government to take a deeper look at a guaranteed minimum income to help work

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

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In the United States, there aren’t enough hours in the week to make rent

Article originally published April 12, 2019. The mayor of Brisbane, a small city squeezed between San Francisco and Silicon …

Pilots & Experiments

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Economic Security Task Force Launched in Atlanta to Design Basic Income Pilot

“The time for bold action to tackle wealth insecurity, especially for Black and Latinx Atlantans, is yesterday. We have …

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Ireland’s next government has committed to trialing UBI within five years

Universal basic income: Next government commits to a pilot programme to trial it The Green Party had called for …

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New report in Scotland backs 3-year basic income experiment with 17,000 recipients

Backing for £200m pilot of citizens income By Tom Gordon HOPES that a universal basic income could be a rapid …

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Newark, New Jersey to Seek $5M From Donors for Basic Income Pilot

Newark to Seek $5M From Donors for Guaranteed Income Pilot Program By M.E. CAGNASSOLA NEWARK, NJ — Newark is …

The Social Debate

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The $600 a week unemployment bonus has been a successful trial run for UBI

The unemployment bonus has been working, so why do Republicans want to slash it? By: Marguerite Ward. The federal …

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Amelia Womack leads campaign for universal basic income to support arts workers in UK

Amelia Womack leads campaign for universal basic income to support arts workers Chris Jarvis   Green Party of England …

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Temporary Basic Income to protect the world’s poorest people could slow the surge in COVID-19 cases, says UNDP

Temporary Basic Income to protect the world’s poorest people could slow the surge in COVID-19 cases, says UNDP   …

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Basic Income Could Virtually Eliminate Poverty in the United Kingdom at the Cost of £67 Billion Per Year or 3.4% of GDP

Basic Income Could Virtually Eliminate Poverty in the United Kingdom at the Cost of £67 Billion Per Year or …

Andrew Yang

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Andrew Yang launches nonprofit aimed at making his former campaign’s ideas a reality

Washington (CNN)Nearly a month after ending his long shot Democratic presidential campaign, Andrew Yang launched on Thursday a nonprofit group focused on making …

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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 …

Success Stories

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Interview with Award-Winning Photographer Jessie Golem of ‘Humans of Basic Income’ Fame

I recently had the chance to correspond with award-winning photographer Jessie Golem. Her outstanding and well-renowned photography series “Humans …

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I Get A Basic Income That’s Changed My Life. Everyone Should Want And Get One.

“No proposed plan for universal basic income has been perfect, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try.” Ava Burcham …

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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 …

The Basics of UBI

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The Foundation of UBI | Universal Basic Income Discussions with Gerald Huff (video)

This is the 1st part of a video series about Universal Basic Income, based on an interview given by …

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A neoliberal argument for UBI based on individual freedom and property rights

A moral case for Universal Basic Income A neoliberal argument for UBI based on individual freedom and property rights …

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Q&A with author of ‘Our Future: The Basic Income Plan for Peace, Justice, Liberty, Democracy, and Personal Dignity’

Making the Case for Universal Basic Income: An Author Q&A By Carl M. Cannon     I recently interviewed …

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Andrew Yang on his best career advice, the rise of the ‘Yang Gang,’ and why universal basic income could fix American entrepreneurship

Andrew Yang on his best career advice, the rise of the ‘Yang Gang,’ and why universal basic income could …

Workforce Automation

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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 …

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Gig economy traps workers in precarious existence, says report

Far from providing flexible jobs for complex modern lives, gig economy companies, such as Uber and Deliveroo, increasingly trap workers in a …

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The case against the flawed argument that automation is nothing to worry about

There are two general philosophical camps when considering the automated future: those who believe it will be a time …