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 the one in which A.I. would become smart enough to pen a bestselling book more adeptly than a human author could. Technological advancements have upended the transportation, manufacturing and retail sectors, rendering nearly half of the U.S. jobs that existed in the year 2020 obsolete. You’ve just had a surgery—a relatively minor, outpatient procedure performed by a surgical robot—and now you’re on your way to the

Income Inequality

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Pilots & Experiments

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Massachusetts is considering a three-year $1000 per month UBI pilot for 100 residents

Originally published on June 23, 2019. BOSTON (AP) — A bill under consideration at the Massachusetts Statehouse is aimed …

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Sheffield’s city council backs basic income trial

Article originally published on June 12, 2019. Sheffield has moved closer to becoming one of the first UK cities …

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Small city in Brazil implements a modest, partial basic income

Article originally published on May 31st, 2019. Last Saturday, May 25th 2019, an event took place in Marica, a …

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Labour would trial universal basic income if elected, John McDonnell says

Labour would trial universal basic income if it wins power, shadow chancellor John McDonnell has revealed. Pilot schemes would …

The Social Debate

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The Feminist Case for Andrew Yang’s Freedom Dividend

Andrew Yang may well be the most feminist candidate running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, although it might …

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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 …

Social Justice

Success Stories

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The Basics of UBI

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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 …

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Alberta could implement guaranteed basic income with no major new funding needed: report

Alberta could reduce poverty and introduce a guaranteed basic income with virtually no new funding by simply tweaking how …

Workforce Automation

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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 …

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Self-driving cars in Las Vegas have already completed 50,000 rides with the average ride receiving a rating of 4.97 out of 5 stars

Originally published June 3rd. A little more than a year ago, self-driving software company Aptiv and Lyft launched a …

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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 …