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


Basic income is paving a path to freedom in Kenya

Beyond Trafficking and Slavery: Tell us a bit about the basic income trial that Give Directly, your NGO, is …


Workers Strength Fund giving 500 gig workers in four cities $1,000 in no-strings-attached cash

Over the past few years, an increasing number of countries have witnessed a demand for basic income. India too …


Google and GiveDirectly are creating a rapid response team to immediately provide unconditional cash to victims of the next natural disaster

Every natural disaster is different, and how people respond in their aftermath is different, too. For aid groups that …


The Future of Basic Income in Finland

The April 2019 elections in Finland saw a shift away from the status quo and the resulting government now …

The Social Debate

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The Efficiency of Cash Payments is a Conservative Principle

The Republican support for emergency cash payments as a central part of CARES Act, the recently passed coronavirus relief package, …

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UBI could begin the cultural shift of uncoupling moral worth from employment

Todd* is a trim 45-year-old, but when he walks into the upscale diner where we are meeting, his shoulders …

Will another stimulus check be coming your way soon?

Automatic Boost to Communities Act Proposes $2,000 Payment Plus $1,000 Monthly Until 1 Year After Crisis Ends

The CARES Act provided many Americans with financial relief in the form of a $1,200 stimulus check. But as …

FILE PHOTO: U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) walks inside the U.S. Capitol after it was announced U.S. congressional leaders and the White House agreed on nearly $500 billion more in coronavirus relief for the U.S. economy, bringing to nearly $3 trillion the amount allocated to deal with the crisis, in Washington, U.S., April 21, 2020. REUTERS/Tom Brenner

Speaker Pelosi: Perhaps Guaranteed Income is Now Worthy of Attention

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. lawmakers may need to think of different ways to put money in Americans’ pockets if …

Andrew Yang

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Success Stories

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The Basics of UBI


‘Universal Basic Income is the best way to distribute an equity stake in productivity’: James Felton Keith

New York’s first queer, black congressional candidate, James Felton Keith, tells The Sociable that a Universal Basic Income is …


The right-wing case for basic income

Article orginally published on June 11, 2019 • The idea for a universal basic income, or UBI, is increasingly …


Basic Income Has Always Been A Women’s Cause

Article originally published on May28th, 2019. The vibrant debate around the question of basic income has all too often …



Book Here With prominent business and government leaders backing calls to implement Universal Basic Income (UBI), the idea is …

Workforce Automation


The future began four decades ago

If you’re an optimist about the robotic future, you likely hear talk that we’re all going to lose our …


Automation could widen disparities between high-growth cities and struggling rural areas, and between high-wage workers and everyone else

Advancing technology and automation are likely to hit rural areas and the middle class hardest, according to a new …


Robotization will add $5T to the world economy by 2030, but job losses will require programs like UBI to distribute the robotics dividend

Robots could take over 20 million manufacturing jobs around the world by 2030, economists claimed Wednesday. According to a …


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 …