Hull asks to be first UK city to trial universal basic income

Hull wants to become the first UK city to test a weekly universal basic income for its residents after a cross-party group of councillors formally backed the idea. The proposal would mean every adult would be paid a basic sum – potentially between £50 and £100 a week – regardless of income, and do away with the need for welfare. People receiving disability payments would instead get the equivalent sum in universal basic income (UBI) and there would be higher

Income Inequality

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The Social Debate

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Everyone’s Talking About Basic Income. Here Are 8 Problems It Could Fix

Standing is a professorial research associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London and …

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Andrew Yang: We’re undergoing the greatest economic transformation in our history

To view a short video of Andrew Yang, click here. “We are undergoing the greatest economic transformation in our …

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Green New Deal: universal basic income could make green transition feasible

Within ten years, the US will phase out fossil fuels and source its energy from 100% renewable sources. That’s …

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Universal basic income ‘would cost less than value of benefit cuts since 2010’.

Introducing a weakly universal basic income(UBI) for everyone in Britain would have a net cost worth less than the …

Social Justice

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The Basics of UBI

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Workforce Automation

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Over the last three decades, automation has destroyed more jobs than it has created

A drumbeat of studies has pushed back hard against concern over the accelerated automation of factories and other businesses, …

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Walmart is assembling an army of thousands of robots that it’s putting to work in its stores

Walmart is going all-in on robots. In a statement released on its blog on Tuesday, the retail giant said …

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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Obama: Consider a universal basic income.

In his first major speech since leaving office, former President Barack Obama endorsed the idea of providing a universal …