Editorial: UBI is the recognition that racial justice and economic justice are inextricably intertwined

By Scott Santens.   Hearing protestors chant in unison, “I can’t breathe,” is something that hits viscerally. It’s a call for the importance of our individual lives. We have the right to life, and we want to stay alive. George Floyd was dispossessed of the air he needed to exist. He was killed. Withholding air is also not the only way of dispossessing someone of their rightful access to what they need to live. We all need air, but we

Income Inequality

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Pilots & Experiments

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Pro footballer Sadio Mane is providing UBI to a poor region of Senegal

Out of the three members of Liverpool’s trident attack, Sadio Mané is probably the most low-key when it comes to …

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A Japanese Billionaire UBI Supporter is Giving $9,000 to 1,000 People

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese fashion tycoon Yusaku Maezawa is giving away $9 million to his Twitter followers in what he …

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Paid To Be Alive: Can Universal Basic Income Change Lives In Sri Lanka?

Imagine a world in which the government grants every individual enough money to cover their basic needs: food, water …

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Gisèle Huff – Santa Clara County Social Services Committee (Basic Income)

Gisele Huff addresses the Santa Clara County (home of Silicon Valley) Social Services Committee, proposing a universal basic income …

The Social Debate


$2,000 Per Person Plus $2,000 Per Child: Senate’s Monthly Economic Crisis Support Act Would Send Payments To Over 90% Of Americans

$2,000 Per Person Plus $2,000 Per Child: Monthly Economic Crisis Support Act Would Send Payments To Over 90% Of …


71 Percent of Europeans Now Believe the State Should Provide UBI

European opinions revealed in our special survey Conducted in March 2020 by the eupinions project of the Bertelsmann Foundation – read more …


Opinion: Why Americans Need a Basic Income Guarantee

The pandemic makes painfully clear that our economy must be reconfigured to be resilient in the face of disruption …


Will the Coronavirus Lead to a New New Deal?

The New Great Depression Is Coming. Will There Be a New New Deal? After the coronavirus, political transformation may …

Andrew Yang


Andrew Yang’s Freedom Dividend Is Only A Step Toward Elon Musk’s Basic Income Vision

Andrew Yang has managed to stay in the Texas Hold’em tournament past the first bubble. Unlike other outsiders, he …


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 …


Elon Musk: ‘I support Yang’ and universal basic income is ‘obviously needed’

• Elon Musk has endorsed serial entrepreneur Andrew Yang’s run for Democratic presidential candidate, mostly based on the latter’s …


The Second Round of Democratic debates demonstrated that change isn’t just coming: It’s here

The Democratic debates this week demonstrated that change isn’t just coming: It’s here. To watch Elizabeth Warren and Bernie …

Success Stories


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


UBI is Social Security for the 21st Century

It’s based on the dividends that accrue to Americans because of their everyday contributions as workers, consumers, caregivers and …


The documentary, ‘UBI, our right to live’, now available online

The film directed by Álvaro Orús and promoted by Pressenza and Humanists for Basic Income, was premiered at the …


Introducing the UBI Calculator Version 1.0

How will universal basic income impact you? Well, the answer to that question depends on the details of the …


An unconditional basic income floor permits everyone to fail. And that’s a good thing.

The opportunity to fail is a privilege afforded to a narrow subset of Americans. Risk and reward are two …

Workforce Automation


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 …


Fast-food industry on a path to be the first to fully automate

KEY POINTS: • Panera Bread loses close to 100% of its workers every year. • For fast-food chains employee …


The Robots Are Coming…To Free You

In this series Luke explores the Eight Modern Giants introduced by Economist Guy Standing in his recent report Basic …