UBI would revolutionize mothers’ lives, whose unpaid work keeps society going

Universal basic income would revolutionize mothers’ lives, whose unpaid work keeps society going by Maggie Gordon-Walker     There’s no doubt a universal basic income could help make society more equal. There’s a particular group that often gets overlooked, for whom it would be especially life-changing. Mothers. In funding terms, they are often regarded as a niche category. A representative of a grant-giving organisation told me recently that they would never be ‘a priority issue’ unless there was a risk to their

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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 …

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Study: 79% of parents are providing on average $7,000 of financial support to their adult children at a cost of $500 billion per year

Article originally published on Oct 2, 2018. Many millennials are having a tough time financially launching their adult lives …

One in Six British Workers Have Too Much Education for Their Job

Millions of British workers are overqualified for their jobs, according to figures published Monday. Sixteen percent of 16-to-64-year-olds in …

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 …

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30% of Americans missed their housing payments in June

30% of Americans missed their housing payments in June by Alicia Adamczyk   As the United States continues to …

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To save the British economy, don’t just open shops – give people UBI to spend at them

To save the British economy, don’t just open shops – give people the cash to spend by Simon Jenkins …

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Two Months of ‘Recovery Universal Basic Income’ Proposed in Northern Ireland

PROPOSING A RECOVERY UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME FOR NORTHERN IRELAND   Sign our petition for a Recovery UBI for Northern …

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South Korea Considering Universal Basic Income Post-COVID

South Korea Mulls Universal Basic Income Post-COVID While the basic income movement is not new in South Korea, the …

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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 …

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Andrew Yang is out – for now

Right up until the end, Andrew Yang held out hope that New Hampshire would give his underdog campaign the jolt it …

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Why universal basic income won’t die with Andrew Yang’s campaign

Andrew Yang, the 45-year-old firebrand of the universal basic income movement, ended his campaign for the American presidency Tuesday …

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Andrew Yang has dropped out of the race for president but UBI is here to stay

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — Andrew Yang — the unknown entrepreneur turned Democratic presidential candidate — is ending his presidential …

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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 …

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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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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 …

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How the Next Decade’s Technological Tsunami Will Change Life as We Know It

This time a decade ago, there was no such thing as an iPad. There were no food delivery meal …

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More than 1.6 million secretarial and administrative-assistant jobs have vanished since 2000, an almost 40% decline

The Vanishing Executive Assistant Executive assistants once ran the office. Increasingly, the office runs without them. The decline of …