Why one Bay Area County Is Exploring Basic Income for Former Foster Youth

When Dontae Lartigue left foster care right before his 19th birthday in 2009, finding housing in Santa Clara County was one of his biggest obstacles. He struggled to find places he could afford on his $12 an hour salary at Walmart, and with a limited income and no rental history, he found landlords were often wary of returning his calls. So Lartigue, who is now 29 years old, ended up couch surfing or sleeping in his car. “Right now when

Income Inequality

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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 …

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Universal Basic Income: Brexit-Voting Sheffield May Be England’s First Test

Sheffield, a 500,000-strong city that narrowly voted in favor of Brexit three years ago, could be the first city …

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A Nobel Prize winner in economics just backed basic income

Basic income is having a whirlwind year, and it was just galvanized even further by the support of Angus …

Pilots & Experiments

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Quebec is Considering a 20-Year Basic Income Pilot

Organizations are coming together in a common alliance for all of Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspesie, and Îles-de-la-Madeleine, and are wanting to …

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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 …

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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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 …

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BASIC INCOME IN WALES – RSA & INDYCUBE

Book Here With prominent business and government leaders backing calls to implement Universal Basic Income (UBI), the idea is …

We’ve declared a climate emergency – here’s what universal basic income could do to help the planet

Article originally published on May 17, 2019. Governments around the world are declaring “climate and environmental emergencies” to highlight the …

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Could social security be the foundation for a growing basic income system?

Basic Income is everywhere these days. The idea that anyone could receive monthly payments to supplement–or even replace–their regular …

Workforce Automation

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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 …

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Automation could widen disparities between high-growth cities and struggling rural areas, and between high-wage workers and everyone else

Advancing technology and automation are likely to hit rural areas and the middle class hardest, according to a new …

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Robotization will add $5T to the world economy by 2030, but job losses will require programs like UBI to distribute the robotics dividend

Robots could take over 20 million manufacturing jobs around the world by 2030, economists claimed Wednesday. According to a …

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Opinion: Changing my Mind about AI, Universal Basic Income, and the Value of Data

In this very lengthy and incredibly thought-provoking think-piece, Vi Hart, former researcher at YC Research and current researcher at …