I Get A Basic Income That’s Changed My Life. Everyone Should Want And Get One.

“No proposed plan for universal basic income has been perfect, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try.” Ava Burcham Guest Writer Andrew Yang dropped out of the presidential race in early February, and with him went his promised “freedom dividend”— universal basic income. Universal basic income is an idea that has spanned centuries, has been proposed in one format or another by public figures ranging from Martin Luther King Jr. to Milton Friedman to Mark Zuckerberg. At its core, the

Income Inequality

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Pilots & Experiments


Will robots take your job?

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The Social Debate

Dave Chappelle talks about his endorsement of Andrew Yang before a show in Ames, Iowa.

Dave Chappelle shows support for Andrew Yang and universal basic income

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“We’re riding a century-old measurement off a cliff”

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Candidate for Canada’s Conservative Party leadership has declared his support for a basic income guarantee

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An inside look at Australia’s work-for-welfare system from three caseworkers

About 400,000 unemployed Australians are obliged to engage with Jobactive, the government’s main employment services program, in order to …

Andrew Yang

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The Basics of UBI


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 …

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 …


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 …

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 …

Workforce Automation


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 …


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 …


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 …

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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 …