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


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 …


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


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 …


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 …


New study of Ontario’s canceled basic income experiment show it never should have been canceled

By Laurie Monsebraaten Social Justice Reporter Toronto Star Wed., March 4, 2020timer Three-quarters of people who were employed before …

The Social Debate


Assistant Secretary-General of the UN: ‘UBI is needed as part of package that will help us get out of this yawning pit’

The case for a universal basic income by Kanni Wignaraja   Rule number one of crisis management: When you …


Mayor of Greater Manchester calls for UBI to aid the UK’s recovery from coronavirus.

Universal basic income should be considered for recovery, says Burnham by Elliot Chappell   Andy Burnham has suggested that …


156 economists sign open letter calling for monthly recurring cash stimulus payments for as long as necessary

‘An essential tool:’ 156 top economists call for recurring stimulus checks until the economy recovers from the coronavirus pandemic …


UK Considers Universal Consumption Vouchers

Sunak considers £500 vouchers for all UK adults to spend in Covid-hit firms Chancellor urged to introduce a scheme …

Andrew Yang


Andrew Yang puts his universal basic income plan to the test

Chad Sziszak didn’t believe it at first. He got an email from Andrew Yang’s campaign that he would receive …

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate and businessman Andrew Yang poses for a selfie during a forum held by gun safety organizations the Giffords group and March For Our Lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. October 2, 2019.  REUTERS/Steve Marcus

Andrew Yang and the Yang Gang echoes Francis Townsend and the Townsend Clubs during the Great Depression

Entrepreneur and political novice Andrew Yang is hoping a wild gambit will help him win the Democratic presidential nomination: …


Universal Basic Income Gains Momentum Beyond Yang at Fourth Debate as Gabbard and Castro Add Their Support

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang promoted his signature campaign promise of a $1,000 “Freedom Dividend” for all Americans during Tuesday’s …

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 3: Entrepreneur and Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang exits the stage after speaking at the National Action Network's annual convention, April 3, 2019 in New York City. A dozen 2020 Democratic presidential candidates will speak at the organization's convention this week. Founded by Rev. Al Sharpton in 1991, the National Action Network is one of the most influential African American organizations dedicated to civil rights in America. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Is Andrew Yang being unfairly ignored?

(CNN) Quick. Tell me the six highest-polling Democrats in the 2020 Democratic race. The first few are easy: Joe …

Success Stories


My parents give me $2,333 a month

Article originally posted on Nov 12, 2018. Not long ago, my wife, a composer, asked me if I would …


Stockton woman says guaranteed income program has been life-changing

View Video at KCRA STOCKTON, Calif. (KCRA) —$500 a month with no strings attached. More than 100 Stockton residents …


Testimony of Kenya’s basic income beneficiaries

After the article “A Critical Poverty Eradication Experiment in Kenya”, published in the last issue of the BIEN News …


Lessons from a one-family basic income demonstration

Chuck Fassi, 49, a self-described introvert with a heavy New England accent, has spent much of the past two …

The Basics of UBI

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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 …


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 …


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 …

Workforce Automation


Research shows that automation trends may be widening the racial wealth gap

Research shows that automation trends may be widening the racial wealth gap. This article reveals possible interventions that may …


Wages are flatlining as technology performs skilled labor, pushing workers into underemployment

Wages are flatlining because companies are scrapping swathes of mid-tier positions – replacing them with algorithms and cheap offshore …


The Rise of Robotic Process Automation: How Daniel Dines Of UiPath Became The First Bot Billionaire

The man who at once epitomizes the hottest new growth area in tech and the burgeoning hopes for entrepreneurship …

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As AI gets better at performing the routine tasks traditionally done by humans, only the hardest ones will be left

When machines start picking off all the easy work for themselves, many white-collar jobs are going to get a …