Tag: Basic Income

Is a basic income within reach?

See original post here. A new study was released today saying that Canada is closer than ever to a workable guaranteed basic income (GBI). In fact,

Analysis of the Family Security Act 2.0

By: JOSHUA MCCABE,  ROBERT ORR. See original post here. Policymakers are looking for ways to break the stalemate over extending temporary enhancements to the Child

Public consultation on Basic Income for the Arts pilot scheme received 1,269 largely positive responses from artists, creative workers and the public

Original Post: https://www.hotpress.com/music/public-consultation-on-basic-income-for-the-arts-pilot-scheme-received-1269-largely-positive-responses-from-artists-creative-workers-and-the-public-22896030 Following the launch of the online public consultation on the Basic Income for the Arts pilot scheme earlier this year, a report about the

How Basic Income Prevents Violence

BY LEA HOEFER, ERIC REINHART, AND TANYA L. ZAKRISON Original Post: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2022/03/how-cash-transfer-programs-prevent-violent-crime.html Every night in Chicago, trauma surgeons face a scenario that loops on seemingly endless repeat. An

Opinion: Don’t let leaders fail our most vulnerable

By: Stacey Rutland | Original Post: https://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/opinion/2022/02/18/dont-let-leaders-fail-our-most-vulnerable/6792301001/ During the current legislative session, the Oregon House Human Services Committee lacked the courage to move forward with

Maine contemplating basic income pilot

Bipartisan support exists for a 2019 basic income proposal that would supplement the safety net for Mainers in need. By Randy Billings Original article: https://www.pressherald.com/2022/01/02/are-cash-payments-a-more-effective-anti-poverty-tool-maine-lawmakers-are-studying-the-idea/ Sass

U.S. cities try new way to help the poor: cash

By Andy Sullivan Original article: https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-cities-try-new-way-help-poor-give-them-money-2021-12-21/ WASHINGTON, Dec 21 (Reuters) – Spurred by the coronavirus pandemic, dozens of U.S. cities are deploying a new tool in

Rochester City Council approves guaranteed basic income pilot

By James Battaglia, Jack Watson Original article: https://www.rochesterfirst.com/news/local-news/rochester-city-council-approves-guaranteed-basic-income-pilot-program/ ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — In its meeting Tuesday night, Rochester City Council unanimously approved a measure to create a

Panel proposes South Africa gradually start implementing basic income

By Prinesha Naidoo Original article: https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2021-12-13-panel-proposes-gradual-start-to-basic-income-grant/ A panel recommends South Africa gradually implements a basic income grant, beginning with the institutionalisation of a monthly welfare payment

Losing congressional candidate claims winner cheated by running on UBI

By Terry Spencer Original article: https://apnews.com/article/elections-lawsuits-florida-fort-lauderdale-special-elections-3b0d9b0b3eb4eb26fdcd4520190aa5da FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Democratic Florida congressional candidate who lost a special election primary by five votes

Protesting Activists in South Africa Demand Basic Income

Protesters march on National Treasury after budget last week By Mosima Rafapa Original article: http://www.groundup.org.za/article/activists-demand-basic-income-grant/ About 80 people marched to the offices of the National Treasury

The Freiburg Institute for Basic Income Studies: UBI and Gender

by Serkan Simsir Original article: https://basicincome.org/news/2021/11/a-new-project-from-fribis-universal-basic-income-and-gender/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=a-new-project-from-fribis-universal-basic-income-and-gender The Freiburg Institute for Basic Income Studies (FRIBIS), a network of several faculties at the University of Freiburg, has expanded

The basic income versus government services debate in Chicago

By Blair Paddock Original article: https://news.wttw.com/2021/03/30/universal-basic-income-skeptics-say-cash-should-go-existing-services Chicagoans might see a trial of universal basic income. Last week, Chicago aldermen approved a resolution calling for the

It is time for Ottawa to test Basic Income

By Spectator EditorialThe Hamilton Spectator Hamilton is fortunate to have an organization like the Hamilton Community Foundation day in and out working to improve the life

The great Indian basic income debate

Basic income is becoming a real and tangible policy consideration in India. In the past decade, many prominent Indian economists have put forward proposals for