The Future of Work: A VICE News Special Report

The next Industrial Revolution is upon us, and scientists, entrepreneurs, and policymakers are warning of an imminent paradigm shift in the future of work. In partnership with the Council on Foreign Relations, VICE talks to industry leaders and laborers to learn how radical developments in automation and artificial intelligence are set to change the world of work as we know it. From the food we eat to the clothes we wear, VICE’s Future of Work explores technology’s threat to the

Income Inequality

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Why we should all have a basic income.

Consider for a moment that from this day forward, on the first day of every month, around $1,000 is …

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Family & Education Middle classes losing out to ultra-rich

Middle-class families are seeing their incomes stagnating as they are squeezed by the ultra-rich taking a bigger slice, says …

What happens if robots take the jobs? The impact of emerging technologies on employment and public policy

Automation is appearing everywhere. Ready or not, innovations like robotics, computerized algorithms, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, medical sensors and …

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Chicago May Become Largest City In U.S. To Try Universal Basic Income

Chicago Alderman Ameya Pawar is worried about the future. He is concerned that a coming wave of automation could …

Pilots & Experiments

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Prince Edward Island Takes Legislative Step Toward Basic Income Pilot

Basic Income Guarantee (BIG), as a public policy and program, is designed to respond to the belief that all …

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The Great Equalizer

Article originally published on April 19, 2019. Gatlinburg, Tenn. — A billowing haze really does thread through Great Smoky …

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One thousand people in two U.S. states will be given $1,000 a month in basic income for three years.

Article orginally published June 10, 2019. SAN FRANCISCO – Silicon Valley has a role to play in uncovering the …

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Massachusetts is considering a three-year $1000 per month UBI pilot for 100 residents

Originally published on June 23, 2019. BOSTON (AP) — A bill under consideration at the Massachusetts Statehouse is aimed …

The Social Debate

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Andrew Yang responds to Bernie Sanders’ dismissal of universal basic income

Presidential candidate Andrew Yang on Tuesday fired back at Sen. Bernie Sanders‘s (I-Vt.) after the senator criticized him for …

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Opinion: Musicians Should Support Universal Basic Income

Universal Basic Income has been a term bandied about in the news and across the internet in the last …

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75 Years After Bretton Woods, Women Are Beginning to Win the Fight for Better Economic Indicators Than GDP

It’s time to talk about women’s economics with attitude. It’s time to laugh at what is often absurd and …

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Opinion: Central Banks Should Consider Creating Money for Everyone

In this opinion piece for the Financial Times, Eric Lonergan says that one potential solution central banks around the …

Social Justice

Success Stories

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Finland’s basic income trial: A springboard for bolder experiments?

Finland’s flirtation with a basic income model will probably continue in some form, says a senior official at the …

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A pilot project to distribute basic income to poverty-stricken single African-American mothers in Mississippi.

This Sunday, all over America, little hands will prepare trays with bowls of cereal and small glasses of orange …

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A Canadian Guy on Basic Income – A Success Story

James Collura was a recipient of basic income in Ontario’s recently cancelled Basic Income Pilot experiment. This is his …

Why Universal Basic Income Works: GiveDirectly’s Program in Rural Kenya

Over the past decade, the implementation of universal basic income (UBI) programs has skyrocketed, and the concept has increasingly …

The Basics of UBI

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Why ‘Universal Basic Services’ is no alternative to Basic Income

Free ‘universal basic services’ has recently been advocated as a better alternative to a basic income, on the grounds that …

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‘Universal Basic Income is the best way to distribute an equity stake in productivity’: James Felton Keith

New York’s first queer, black congressional candidate, James Felton Keith, tells The Sociable that a Universal Basic Income is …

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The right-wing case for basic income

Article orginally published on June 11, 2019 • The idea for a universal basic income, or UBI, is increasingly …

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Basic Income Has Always Been A Women’s Cause

Article originally published on May28th, 2019. The vibrant debate around the question of basic income has all too often …

Workforce Automation

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Why are populists talking about trade instead of the tech revolution?

This week’s nightmare is the arrival of Boris Johnson; the autumn brings the Brexit watershed. Soon after, the 2020 …

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Universal Basic Income and the Philosophy of Freedom in the Age of Automation

“Work is the best remedy for any shock,” wrote Arthur C. Clarke in his classic novel, 2001: A Space Odyssey. …

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The future began four decades ago

If you’re an optimist about the robotic future, you likely hear talk that we’re all going to lose our …

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National Survey: Universal Basic Income Has Majority Support From Democrats, Voters Under 50, And Earners Under $50,000

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang is running a campaign that centers on the effects of automation on the current …