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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The Social Debate

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New research suggests the EITC isn’t very effective at encouraging the poor to enter the labor force.

The earned income tax credit is the leading example of smart centrist policy. In the 1980s and early 1990s, …

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Why a conservative Alaskan Governor promotes a Universal Basic Income

In this opinion piece for The Alaska Landmine, guest contributor RJ makes the case that the new governor of …

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As an artist, a Basic Income would transform my life

Scottish artist Jenny Lupton details the difficulties she finds trying to sustain a living through her art and passion, …

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‘I’m not a UBI guy’: Paul Krugman says money could be better spent on more targeted programs

Nobel-winning economist Paul Krugman says he is “not a UBI guy.” He says universal basic income is not politically …

Social Justice

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Success Stories

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The Basics of UBI

Newark to Test Universal-Basic-Income Program

Newark mayor Ras Baraka announced last week that the city will pursue a universal-basic-income pilot program that would provide …

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Obama and Bezos Could Make Basic Income Work

This week, former U.S. President Barack Obama tentatively endorsed the idea of a universal basic income. The fortune of …

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Making quasi-sense of recent basic income initiatives

Last year, when the Finnish and Canadian trials were, respectively, not renewed and cancelled, the momentum behind universal basic …

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The BIG Library: Books About Basic Income

People consider me somewhat of an expert on the topic of basic income and so I’m frequently asked for …

Workforce Automation

How the World Can Prepare for Automation in the Future

Robert Schiller is one of the most well-known economists in the world. In the past, he has made bold …

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Walmart unveils an AI-powered store of the future, now open to the public

Walmart this morning unveiled a new “store of the future” and test grounds for emerging technologies, including AI-enabled cameras …

In this Thursday, May 24, 2018, photo a Boston Dynamics SpotMini robot is walks through a conference room during a robotics summit in Boston. It's never been clear whether robotics company Boston Dynamics is making killing machines, household helpers, or something else entirely. But the secretive firm, which for nine years has unnerved viewers with YouTube videos of robots that jump, gallop or prowl like animal predators, is starting to emerge from a quarter-century of stealth. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Job losses and flat wages caused by automation in manufacturing states influenced the outcome of the 2016 presidential election

The robots are coming, and they’re bearing pizzas – or soon will be. In a pilot program that could …

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Amazon’s warehouse-worker tracking system can automatically pick people to fire without a human supervisor’s involvement

• Amazon employs a system that not only tracks warehouse workers’ productivity but also can automatically generate the paperwork …