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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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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Basic Income: Finland’s Final Verdict

The coronavirus crisis has renewed interest in the notion of a universal basic income. The full report of a …

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The Final Results of Finland’s Basic Income Experiment

Results of Finland’s basic income experiment: small employment effects, better perceived economic security and mental wellbeing The basic income …

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Breaking News: Santa Clara County Moves Forward with Cortese’s Plans for Foster Youth UBI Pilot

County Moves Forward with Cortese’s Plans for Foster Youth UBI Pilot Young people transitioning out of the foster care …

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The History of Basic Income in Brazil and How the City of Marica Points the Way Forward

While Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro denies that a serious public health crisis is underway, a small municipality an hour up …

The Social Debate

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Petition Calling for $2,000 Monthly Stimulus Checks for Adults and $1,000 For Kids Surpasses 1 Million Signatures

Petition Calling for $2,000 Monthly Stimulus Checks for Americans Surpasses 1 Million Signatures BY JENNI FINK   Democratic senators proposed …

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Universal Basic Income or Job Guarantee? Maybe Both?

Supporters set these programs at odds, but they can work together to mitigate a crisis and provide basic dignity …

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Food security expert calls for universal basic income amid increase in food bank usage

Expert calls for universal income amid increase in food bank usage BY MARTIN MACMAHON   TORONTO (NEWS 1130) — An …

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Survey by OnePoll of 2,000 Americans shows 82% support monthly stimulus payments until the crisis is over

Three In Four Americans Agree Universal Healthcare Is Needed During Coronavirus Pandemic by Jacob Roshgadol More than eight in …

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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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Did I Just Get Yanged?

It was New Year’s Eve, and I had decided to spend it with Andrew Yang. A self-described “Asian man …

Success Stories

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Experiment with basic income in Stockton is demonstrating how people spend it

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The first data from an experiment in a California city where needy people get $500 …

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Opinion: Universal basic income can work. I know it could be the difference between life and death

I am the daughter of a single mother, a mother who raised me and my sister with the help …

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Economic analysis of Canada’s child benefit cash allowance bolsters case for universal basic income

The Canada Child Benefit has not only lifted kids out of poverty, but it has boosted the country’s economy …

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Mississippi program providing low-income mothers $1000 a month of basic income demonstrates its potential

JACKSON, Miss. — Cheryl Gray had sat through so many presentations about programs to lift herself out of poverty …

The Basics of UBI

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Life, Liberty, and Universal Basic Income

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their …

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Universal basic income is about universal basic security

Imagine, for a moment, that the robots have won. The year is 2049—the same year researchers once pegged as …

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We All Deserve An Income Floor: Why the Bold Policy of Basic Income Works

If guaranteed income is an attempt to provide people with more resources—resources that come with very few restrictions—it demands …

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The Fall and Rise of the Basic Income Movement

Forty years ago today—February 7, 1980—was a small milestone for the Universal Basic Income (UBI) movement: Milton and Rose Friedman dedicated …

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 …