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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Pilots & Experiments

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Report: Pilot experiments examining how a universal basic income system would work in the UK should be set up

Pilot schemes examining how a universal basic income system would work in the UK should be set up, a …

National Anti-poverty Study Will Pay New NYC Moms $4,000 A Year

Researchers are giving 125 new New York moms living on tight budgets $4,000 per year to spend however they …

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Will robots take your job?

(An alternate version of this article was originally published in the Boston Globe) On December 2nd, 1942, a team …

The Social Debate

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An Anarchist Case for UBI

There’s a common misconception that the idea of universal basic income is an example of bigger government, but as …

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The Radical Plan to Save the Planet by Working Less

Article originally published on May 29 2019. In 1972, a team at MIT published The Limits to Growth, a …

A Carbon Dividend Is Better than a Carbon Tax

Mark Paul and Anthony Underwood make the case that the revenue from carbon taxation needs to be returned as …

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With artificial intelligence looming, debate over ‘basic income’ heats up

When Canadian researchers Evelyn Forget and Marni Brownell speak at Stanford University next Tuesday, May 21, they’ll be wading …

Social Justice

Success Stories

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The Basics of UBI

100,000 jobs could be lost to robots in Reading, PA over next 20 years.

Thousands of people could be put out of work by robots in reading in the next 20 years. Although …

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Event: 18th Annual North American Basic Income Congress in NYC, June 15-16, 2019

The 18th Annual North American Basic Income Guarantee (NABIG) Congress will be held June 15-16, 2019 at the Silberman …

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Top 10 Basic Income Articles of 2018

As a moderator of the /r/BasicIncome subreddit, I read a lot of links every year about UBI, probably around …

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George McGovern Proposed a Universal Basic Income. It Didn’t Go Well for Him.

Proposing to give every American a basic income hurt George McGovern in 1972. Maybe it will work better for …

Workforce Automation

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OECD Employment Outlook 2019

The world is changing at lightning speed. Digitalisation, globalisation and demographic changes are having a profound impact on our …

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In Middle of Trade War, America’s Busiest Port Gets Ready for Robots

Article originally published May 20, 2019. Pier 400 in Los Angeles is North America’s largest shipping terminal. More than …

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Amazon.com Inc is rolling out machines to automate a job held by thousands of its workers: boxing up customer orders.

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc is rolling out machines to automate a job held by thousands of its …

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Axios special report … The new gig: America’s hidden economy

More Americans are working than ever before, but a growing number of them aren’t 9-to-5 employees, nor skilled freelancers …