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


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 …

Universal basic income vs jobs guarantees: which one will make us happier?

Two competing (or, possibly, complementary?) proposals for resolving income inequality and the hole that four decades of demand-side Reaganomics …


Amazon—and 56 Other Corporations—Took Your Tax Dollars

Yeah, yeah, yeah, Bernie Sanders, castigator of the one percent, is a millionaire now. So are Kamala Harris and …

Pilots & Experiments


Stockton Extends its Universal Basic Income Pilot

Stockton Extends its Universal Basic Income Pilot by SARAH HOLDER   A pioneering universal basic income pilot in the …


Fast Company features Santa Clara County UBI project

This $1000-a-month universal basic income program is designed to help foster youth survive California’s Santa Clara County will start …

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CEO and founder of Twitter press conference during Tech Week, London, Uk - 10 Jun 2019

Twitter’s Jack Dorsey Is Giving Andrew Yang $5 Million to Build the Case for a Universal Basic Income

Dorsey, who backed Yang’s presidential run, says he wants his donation to drive more experimentation about UBI in the …


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 …

The Social Debate


Senate GOP supports another round of stimulus checks to Americans: McConnell

Senate GOP supports another round of stimulus checks to Americans: McConnell The Majority Leader announced the move as talks …


Secretary-General of the UN: New generation of social protection is needed – including universal basic income

UN chief: World ‘at the breaking point’ with vast inequality A new generation of social protection is needed – …


Open letter from organizations representing 75,000 artists in Canada calls for a permanent basic income guarantee



Study: Enhanced Unemployment Benefits Boosted Spending by 10% and Propped Up the U.S. Economy

Americans on COVID-19 jobless benefits spent more than when working, study shows by Jonnelle Marte (Reuters) – Americans who …

Andrew Yang

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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 …

Andrew Yang arrives to speak at the McIntyre-Shaheen 100 Club Dinner, in Manchester, NH.

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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 …

Success Stories


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …

The Basics of UBI


Social psychology Ph.D. student at Stanford shares her research on universal basic income

Social psychology Ph.D. student shares research on universal basic income By Sophie Regan   Catherine Thomas, a social psychology Ph.D. …


Universal Basic Income to safeguard our future

by Ronnie Cowan MP   If any good is to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic it may be …

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Becoming America

America has a critical flaw. We know how to fix it. It’s the policy that makes our shared dream …


How Universal Basic Income Will Save the Economy

Until recently, the idea lived on the political margins. Then the pandemic changed everything BY MAX FAWCETT   HOW YOU …

Workforce Automation


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 …


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 …

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Let’s Rethink What Counts as Paid Work

As artificial intelligence and automation multiply, so do dystopian predictions that millions of employees will become redundant, their tasks …


Robot bartending company is handing out cash to the people it is replacing

There’s no doubt that automation is going to have a massive impact on employment over the coming decades. Whether …