As climate change has made annual rains ever more intense, the deforested areas have become increasingly prone to deadly mudslides.
As climate change has made annual rains ever more intense, the deforested areas have become increasingly prone to deadly mudslides.
Gearóid O’Dea explains how the BIA pilot scheme has enabled him to worry less and concentrate more on developing his painting career
I’ve been following debates on guaranteed income for almost a decade, and one thing that’s stood out is that universal basic income (UBI), a regular cash payment to all citizens with no strings attached, is like a Rorschach test.
The Senate is studying a bill that would introduce a framework for a policy that would guarantee access to a livable income to everyone over 17.
Advocates for the Denver Basic Income Project rallied at the Colorado Capitol on Friday to urge local leaders to support additional funding for the program
It was useless to make minor changes to the old system. A new system was needed. The evidence was clear.
One fear about Universal Basic Income (UBI) is that it could cause rents to increase, partially or entirely diverting the benefit of UBI to landlords.
LA’s universal basic income (UBI) pilot program, “BIG: LEAP,” gave participants $1,000 per month for a year.
There is already evidence that the generous £400 per week package is being used by these young people to go on courses, or to put down a deposit on a flat.
Cash transfer programs are forging a path for guaranteed income.
This is one of four guaranteed basic income initiatives being tested by Santa Clara County, most of which are in the planning phase.
Four years ago, we interviewed Hugh Segal for a book on basic income. He was being treated for the disease that ended his life last week.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, takes on a basic income to address racial disparities and improve birth outcomes
Research shows that guaranteeing employment or a basic income helps reduce violence and prevent people from entering the criminal system.
Our author looks at the growing number of basic income trials and pilots around the world, and the evidence gained from them.
Health Europa looks at how a basic income scheme could revolutionize NHS funding, potentially saving billions of pounds.
Is a Universal Basic Income merely a utopian concept, or can it be a viable solution that can effectively work in Australia? Experts weigh in.
Companies like OpenAI and Google could make unthinkable profits from successful AI. Will they share the wealth?
Everald Compton advocates that every adult in Australia be given $500 a week, regardless of their job status or wealth.
New research has found that a Basic Income scheme could potentially save the National Health Service (NHS) tens of billions of pounds.
Pennsylvania lawmakers said they plan to introduce legislation directing an agency to study the efficacy of a universal basic income program.
Guaranteed income programs have been launched in more than a dozen cities across the U.S. Is this the start of true Universal Basic Income?
This book explores what a range of different academic disciplines have to say about universal basic income.
Philly will join the ranks of cities such as Durham, N.C., using guaranteed basic income as a tool to address systemic racism.
There is no need for more targeted subsidy schemes if Malaysia can roll out a Universal Basic Income scheme, says an economist.
Elinor O’Donovan was among 2,000 artists chosen to receive crucial funding to support their creative endeavors.
Disasters can push the world’s poorest deeper into poverty. Now aid agencies are trying something new. They’re giving small bits of cash to people just before disaster strikes, instead of waiting until afterward.
The recent explosion of artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to revolutionize the workforce. ChatGPT reached 100 million users in just two months after its launch. It and other generative AI applications have the potential to increase the efficiency of more than 50 per cent of all worker tasks in the U.S., with no loss in quality. A recent report estimates that AI’s boost to labour productivity can increase annual global GDP by seven per cent over a 10-year period.
Japan is laying the groundwork to become home to some of the world’s top companies in artificial intelligence
Many people have imagined a workers’ revolution that cuts out property owners and establishes a true circle-of-obligation. As always, let me see the plan. Maybe it solves some of the problems I’ve mentioned, but no plan solves the insider-outsider problems inherent in politics. Wishful thinking about everyone becoming better people after the revolution won’t make the self-serving bias of people in power go away.
It’s Basic, a new documentary premiering at the Tribeca film festival, looks at the US program that gave in-need participants $500 a month
Guaranteed basic income could make a dent in the ongoing homelessness crisis in San Francisco, advocates say, and an ongoing program seeks to measure the impact of monthly payments to people who are currently unhoused.
Thousands of Chicago and Cook County residents got $500 a month the past year from programs that are aiming to give people a little financial cushion.
When Jailyn Brown was selected to join a pilot program that gives cash to people struggling to make ends meet, the 23-year-old could hardly get enough hours at the retail store in Chicago where she worked to cover her expenses.
News that a universal basic income (UBI) is to be trialled at two locations in England, paying 30 people £1,600 a month regardless of their work, has sent shockwaves through the tabloids.
“Something for nothing” is the way working-class Conservatives have always described out-of-work benefits, with the implication that those receiving them were “spongers”. The idea of actually paying people a good subsistence wage, whether they work or not, is – well – just not capitalism.
Universal basic dividend (UBD) is a mechanism by which each member of a given society receives a regular payment, with no or very limited conditionality, typically based on recognising the value of common resources, or of public investment in the capitalist economy. This post explores the potential benefits and limitations of this idea, summarising the policy brief recently published by the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose.
By Berliner Zeitung.Translation by Raymond R. Watson, M.A. According to a study people, particularly young people, are infavor of a basic income. Even those who
By Spectator Editorial, The Hamilton Spectator. See original post here. Hamilton city council did a smart thing this week by unanimously supporting a motion from Coun.
By Nikolas Lanum See original post here. The co-creator of the social humanoid robot Sophia says artifical general intelligence (AGI) and super AGI are mere decades
By: Claire Benny See original post here. Income inequality has been linked to poor physical and mental health in past research, but more recent evidence
By: Apoorva Mandavilli See original post here. Cash grants made directly to poor families or individuals have led to fewer deaths among women and young
By: Dahaba Ali Hussen See original post here. A universal basic income of £1,600 a month is to be trialled in England for the first time in
See original post here. The Oregon Rebate (IP 2024-017) ballot initiative campaign has announced early success in collecting the necessary signatures to qualify for the
By: Ahmed Elbas See original post here. While the proposition may appear daunting, the exploration of Universal Basic Income (UBI) for both Israelis and Palestinians
By: Leila Patel See original post here. South Africa has one of the world’s most expansive social grant systems: 47% of the population relies on
By: Emiel de Lange, Visiting researcher, The University of Edinburgh | Jocelyne Sze, PhD Candidate in Conservation and Biodiversity, University of Sheffield | Robert Fletcher,
By: Kit Heren See original post here. The cost-cutting came as the company reported a 12% drop in annual profits on Thursday. A “big chunk”
By: Sarah Holder See original post here. A monthly cash payment program for new mothers in New York is going from pilot project to permanent
Food banks are increasingly “taking over from the welfare state”, former Labour PM Gordon Brown has warned, amid growing concerns that lack of state support
By: JANET SHAMLIAN See original post here. Adriana Flores, a single mother of two boys, watches every dollar, and even though she works full-time as
By: KHRISTOPHER J. BROOKS See original post here. Rising interest rates, inflation and unstable income are damaging the mental well-being of a growing number of
By: Pete Syme See original post here. A co-founder of DeepMind, the AI company bought by Google in 2014, warned about AI-related job losses. Mustafa
ByCosmin Dzsurdzsa See original post here. The Liberal Party of Canada held its policy convention over the weekend where delegates debated and voted on a
By: Connor Axiotes (Adam Smith Institute) | Nikhil Woodruff (UBI Centre & Policy Engine) | Scott Santens (Humanity Forward) See original post here. ‘Automation has
NEW ORLEANS , May 2, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The 50 Dollar Study was named a Finalist in the Social Justice Category of Fast Company ‘s 2023 World Changing Ideas Awards. The seventh
International Business Machines Corp expects to pause hiring for roles as roughly 7,800 jobs could be replaced by Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the coming years, CEO
By Janelle Nanos See original post here. For years, Mabell Acevedo struggled each month to make ends meet. As a single mom, she needed to
By: Jewel Stolarchuk See original post here. Red Dot United (RDU) has proposed several measures to uplift Singapore workers in today’s challenging post-COVID world in its
By: Kristen Lowitt and Charles Z. Levkoe See original post here. Canada’s food system is experiencing ongoing stresses from supply chain disruptions, price inflation and extreme weather
More people than ever before are turning to food banks because they cannot afford to eat. Food banks face a “pressure cooker” situation as they
By: Federico Magrin See original post here. A writer who has launched an online campaign to raise funds for her first novel, says artists are in
By: Juliana Kaplan See original post here. KEY POINTS: When the pandemic hit, older people in Charleston, West Virginia, suddenly found themselves with a lot
See original post here. Social recluses go to great lengths to avoid personal contact and many live in self-imposed isolation for an extended period. South
By: Wayne Simpson See original post here. One of the most anticipated measures of the 2023 Canadian federal budget is the grocery rebate. The rebate is designed to
By: David Deans See original post here. The prime minister has attacked Welsh Labour for allowing some asylum seeker children to take part in Wales’
By: Joshua Preiss See original post here. Universal basic income is an idea usually associated with the political left. However, it also has surprising support
By: Phoebe Stephens | Catherine Sweet | Hannah L. Harrison See original post here. For the roughly 11 million Canadians who qualify, it will provide
By: Kofi Kenyatta See original post here. Arlyssa Heard struggles with crushing debt from student loans and a high-interest car payment. The single mom was
Businesswire: April 18, 2023 SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Gerald Huff Fund for Humanity (the “Fund”), a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the understanding, acceptance, and implementation of Universal
A campaigner says she hopes a Universal Basic Income (UBI) Scheme could be “this generation’s version of the NHS”. By: Esme Ashcroft See original post
By: ANDREW V. KENNEDY See original post here. For the better part of the last 15 years, I’ve worked in what some might call the
By: ASGHAR ADELZADEH See original post here. Daan Steenkamp, Hylton Hollander and Roy Havemann’s article criticising the recent IEJ-ADRS research on Basic Income Grant (BIG) pathway
See original post here. After six months of operation, a milestone has been reached in the landmark Basic Income for the Arts pilot scheme. Participants
See original post here. A rise in violence on Toronto’s transit system signals an urgent need to better support people struggling with homelessness, mental illness
See original post here. Generative artificial intelligence systems could lead to “significant disruption” in the labor market and affect around 300 million full-time jobs globally,
By: Ximena Conde See original post here. Nia Samuels’ second pregnancy came at a time of turmoil. Her partner got laid off, forcing the family
See original post here. Canadians have a long history of volunteering and giving back to the community — it’s woven into our cultural fabric. At
See original post here. The rate of eviction filings has returned to or exceeded pre-pandemic levels in many U.S. cities in recent months, amid the historically
By: Thomasi McDonald See original post here. Last February 2, the day before his 35th birthday, Torry Cooper had just gotten out of jail. He
See original post here. In the 10 or so days since its grand entrance, ChatGPT has been everywhere: littering Twitter feeds, cluttering promotional emails, igniting ethical debates
See original post here. There was a time when the concept of a universal basic income (UBI) was dismissed out of hand by most political and economic
See original post here. The current system frequently leaves people feeling confused, anxious and angry, a charity claims. People with mental health problems are being
See original post here. This survey on various aspects of Basic Income among the population aged 16 and over living in Catalonia offers very interesting
See original post here. The idea of a European universal basic income bears potential as a palpable way of delivering on the promise of ‘social
See original post here. HAZEL GREEN, Ky. — As he claimed the first spot in a mile-long line for free food in the Appalachian foothills,
See original post here. The Catalan government’s ambitious €800/month universal basic income pilot program, which was initially supposed to begin in January and then sought approval as
By: Harini Calamur See original post here. ChatGPT has been in the news for the last few months. It is impossible to go on to
By: Rebecca Redelmeier Eudora Tucker long dreamed of owning her own fashion business, but ordinary expenses always stood in the way. Now she can both
See original post here. PORTLAND, Ore. — If passed a proposed bill in Oregon would introduce the first statewide Basic Universal Income pilot program by giving
By: Kyle Stokes See original post here. Since November 2020, the city of St. Paul has launched four separate pilot programs to study what happens
By: JEANNE KUANG See original post here. Before the pandemic, Claudia Gutierrez worked day shifts in one fast food drive-thru and night shifts in another,
By: Dean Mosiman | Wisconsin State Journal Mai Kaw Xiong struggles to make ends meet. With a limited ability to work due to a hit-and-run
By: Virginia Barreda See original post here. Interested in the chance to pocket an extra $500 each month for two years? Uplift – The Central Iowa Basic
See original post here. By: MAYA MILLER Thousands of homeless high school seniors would receive $1,000 a month for five months under a new bill
See original post here. Martin Wolf is right. Capitalism is delivering rampant inequality, leading democracy to generate populist demagogues appealing to economically excluded voters. Wolf’s
See original post here. By: HALAH AHMAD & STEPHEN NUÑEZ & HOPE WOLLENSACK Unconditional cash assistance is having a moment. Even before the pandemic, there was growing
By: Sigal Samuel If you’re reading this, you probably care about fighting climate change. But what does that actually mean to you? Chances are, you take
By: Giuliana Mayo See original post here. Here’s the deal: $1,000 a month, free, no strings attached. That’s what the City of Los Angeles has
By: Emily Dreibelbis See original post here. Google fed coding interview questions to ChatGPT and, based off the AI’s answers, determined it would be hired for a
By: KIKO LLANERA, SANDREA RIZZI, JOSÉ A. ÁLVAREZ See original post here. If you ask the ChatGPT artificial intelligence (AI) system a question about its own leading
See original post here. (New York) – Nepal’s newly elected government should prioritize coverage for all children and add coverage for millions of informal workers as it
By: Chris Gilili See original post here. Ahead of the upcoming State of the Nation Address (SONA), over 400 people, including members of civil society
See original post here. MONTREAL — For the first time in many years, Monique Toutant thinks she might be able to buy herself some better
By: Andrea Hsu When Tanvi Sinha first got into accounting 17 years ago, she worked from the office every day, even Saturdays in the busy
By: William Tong In December, Evanston began giving $500 each month to 150 residents as part of the city’s guaranteed income one-year pilot program. The
By: Claire Thornton Low-income Americans are struggling to obtain help from state governments when they most need it, facing long delays and sometimes insurmountable hurdles when
By: Henry Williams “Write an article on ‘What is payment gateway?’” I recently typed into a ChatGPT window. ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence-powered writing generator, quickly
By: LINDSEY TOOMER For a few hundred members of Denver’s unhoused population, the Denver Basic Income Project has provided an opportunity for stability they haven’t
By: Josiah Bates In the wake of the economic crisis driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, cities explored universal basic income programs to help those affected
By: LESLIE D’MONTE Hardly a day goes by without a mention of ChatGPT, the wunderkind artificial intelligence (AI)-powered chatbot from OpenAI that has taken the
By: Shelton Bowman Jobs! Growth! The economy! Despite a divided political landscape, it is a relief to know that there is something, anything, that everyone
By: Serena Smith In a world where AI is rapidly advancing, the question of whether it would be a bad thing if machines took our
By: Daren Fonda Midway through a mission to deliver food at George Mason University in Virginia, the little white robot paused. A throng of students
By: Natalie Foster In his 1967 book Where Do We Go From Here? Martin Luther King Jr. issued a visionary call often written out of our remembrances
See original post here. As the HudsonUP Basic Income Pilot completes year two of its five-year guaranteed income program, JFI today releases the second year’s report by Principal Investigator
By: BILLY PERRIGO Demis Hassabis stands halfway up a spiral staircase, surveying the cathedral he built. Behind him, light glints off the rungs of a
By: Karen Jowers A new allowance, designed to be a safety net for lower-income active duty military families, is set to take effect Jan. 1.
By: ELLIOTT JOHNSON and MATTHEW JOHNSON Many older generations in the UK have experienced an economic sweet spot in the course of their lives in
By: Alexandra Yoon-Hendricks When the pandemic hit in 2020, Debbie Wilkerson decided to retire early from her job at Jack-in-the-Box. But it wasn’t really by
By: Michael W. Howard When the child tax credit, first established in 1997, was expanded for a year in 2021, it was a major political
By: Javed Anwer In the late 1920s, times were hard and the Great Recession shadowed everything. There was a feeling of doom and gloom with
By: Emily Leayman ALEXANDRIA, VA — Recipients of Alexandria’s ARISE guaranteed income pilot program totaling 170 were chosen and are being notified before the expected
By: Nouriel Roubini Inflation rose sharply throughout 2022 across both advanced economies and emerging markets. Structural trends suggest that the problem will be secular, rather
By: Stefan Labbé They were meant to be temporary, a quick fix for people who had fallen on hard times after the 1981 economic recession.
By: Swapnil Pawar Universal basic income has been discussed at length in recent debates in economics. The mistaken and yet generally widely agreed premise is
See original article here. The majority of South Africans are unable to afford daily bread, basic sanitation, decent housing and the resources to seek and
By: Peter Knight See original post here. The Universal Basic Income (UBI) pilot plan is one of the projects that the Catalan Government will carry out
By: Ryan Mancini Over a year after the city of Chelsea gave 2,000 families $400 a month between 2020 and 2021, much of which was
By: Melissa Jeltsen A typical pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks. Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that created a constitutional right to abortion, was reversed
By: Malone Mullin An all-party committee is tackling the question of whether a basic income program could work in Newfoundland and Labrador, and it expects
By: Naledi Sikhakhane ‘We will fight, we will soldier on even to the extent that we will ensure that we bring upon the introduction of
By: YASMIN GAGNE Li Jin was one of the first Venture Capitalists to take online creators seriously and back them. In 2020, she left her
See original post here. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said on Tuesday it has stepped up the humanitarian response in Somalia through cash transfers to
By: Wendy Elliott See original article here. In Prince Edward Island, an all-party committee of the Legislative Assembly has already recommended a fully-funded, province-wide basic
SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The state of California announced Monday $25 million to underwrite the first state-funded guaranteed income pilot programs, which could set a standard for the entire
By: Zaid Jilani Andrew Yang loves it. Elon Musk does, too. So do Alaskans. Now babies may become its biggest fans. It is the universal basic income: the concept of
See original post here. SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., – San Francisco has launched a guaranteed income program for Trans people. The city’s Mayor, London Breed, said the new program
By: David Nicklaus It sounds like a no-brainer: The way to alleviate poverty is to give poor people more money. That’s the reasoning behind St.
By: Aria Bendix A recent experiment suggests that money can indeed buy happiness — at least for six months, among households making up to $123,000 a
By: Matthew P. Barker A local man struggling to survive on government assistance with deteriorating health is considering medical assistance in dying rather than face
By: Robyn Dobson The Yolo County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to allocate $550,000 of American Rescue Plan funds towards the Yolo Basic Income Project.
See original post here. New Zealand is suffering many of the same ills that afflict American cities. Tenants facing ever-rising rents, young people and ethnic minorities being priced
By: Diane Duenez There is evidence that guaranteed income programs tend to positively affect job prospects and long-term economic stability for those who receive them.
By: Joe Hughes The temporary expansion of the Child Tax Credit in 2021 led to an enormous drop in poverty, according to Census Bureau data released in
By: Ashley Cowburn, Political Correspondent Rishi Sunak is being urged to examine the radical idea of a universal basic income to protect Brits the rocketing cost-of-living
By: Austin Huguelet ST. LOUIS — Mayor Tishaura O. Jones’ administration is pushing a plan to pay for a guaranteed basic income program, a signature
By: Hawwa Muhammad Having worked in the social sector for a little over a decade, I have firsthand experience with the art and science of
By: JACKIE MADER AUSTIN, Texas — By his mid-20s, Tommy Andrade was tired of working dead-end jobs. With a young child at home, he realized
By: The Center Square Staff Following a national trend, Los Angeles and Los Angeles County have embraced the popular guaranteed income concept to combat poverty
By: Cara Murez Child tax credits had a huge impact in U.S. households that struggle to afford food. And after those credits ended, many low-income American families
By: ALEXANDRA E. PETRI A new program in Los Angeles County is offering universal basic income, with $1,000 monthly payments to a select group of
By: Brittney Melton ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A guaranteed income pilot program in Alexandria, that is launching soon, will provide select residents with $500 every month
By: Frances Marion Platt Building on the tradition begun in 1895 of Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz hosting high-level convocations to strategize about subjects
By: TONI PRECKWINKLE America’s history around race and inequality is a painful one and is still being felt today. As a Black woman, I have
By: ALISHA ROE When I applied to be part of a new guaranteed income program in my city, I was skeptical anyone would want to
By: Atlantic Briefs Desk The provincial government has created a new basic income program offering additional financial supports of over $600 monthly to young people
By: DAN PINE See original article here: https://jweekly.com/2022/10/21/why-this-s-f-survivor-holocaust-supports-universal-basic-income/ Looking at Gisèle Huff today, elegantly dressed, perfectly coiffed, gliding from board meeting to board meeting, it’s
By: Ethan Simmons CHAMPAIGN — Coming soon to a cohort of homeless and housing-insecure families in Champaign County: $750 a month for six months, to
By: Megan Greenwell In January 2019, Zohna Everett was sitting in an airport when her phone rang. On the other end of the line, a
By: Hein Marais For a very large proportion of South Africans, paid work is neither a viable nor sufficient basis for dignified life. Official unemployment,
By: The Daily Vox Team Over 200 people protested outside Treasury’s office to demand that Finance Minister Godongwana tax the rich to keep the R350
By: Sun-Times Media Wire During the height of the coronavirus pandemic, Takiyah Franklin continued working as a phlebotomist even as she worried about the possibility
By: MICHAEL SCHMIDT After her husband died, Chimwemwe (not her real name) was kicked out of their marriage home in Malawi. On returning destitute to
By: Richard Sears In a new article published in JAMA Pediatrics, William E. Copeland and colleagues explore the long-term effects of childhood family income supplements on mental
By: Ella Smyth 2,000 artists across Ireland were recently selected to receive €325 a week as part of the new Basic Income for the Arts
By: Jon Alexander The doom-laden headlines of our times would seem to indicate there are two futures on offer. In one, an Orwellian authoritarianism prevails.
See original article here. Researchers at the University of York played a key role in a major new study which suggests that Universal Basic Income
By: Adam Willis Ever since she was teenager, Jewels Hawkins says she’s been more or less on her own. Not long after she stopped attending
By: Kristi Pahr In nearly two dozen cities around the country, 6,000 low-income individuals and families have been taking part in pilot studies to test
By: Hein Marais Battle lines separate the demand for a universal basic income (UBI) from the hold-out view that the support should be rationed and
By: Colin Drury It’s near the end of the month, and all 2.1 million adults living here have just had – as they do every
By: Vinod Rajasekaran Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently announced a $4.6-billion package of income-tested measures to help Canadians cope with steeply rising prices. His government will
By: Ben Ramanauskas Last Thursday night my friend burst into tears explaining that the job centre was deciding whether or not to cut her Universal Credit payments
By: Marlo Lacen New data released on Tuesday shows how families enrolled in Shreveport‘s Universal Basic Income program are spending the extra income. The universal basic
By: NEIL COLEMAN Views are sharply polarised, with unions and civil society campaigning for the introduction of a BIG starting at a minimum of the
By: WIL ROBERTSON Moncton city council voted unanimously to call for the provincial and federal governments to work to implement a guaranteed livable basic income
By: Farhad Manjoo Among the big changes ushered in by the pandemic was a quiet revolution in American welfare policy. OK, “quiet revolution” is my
By: Sarah Holder In more than 20 US cities that launched basic income programs during the pandemic, the average person receiving monthly support was a woman making just
By: Marie Burge Never before has the need for a basic income for Canadians been more urgent, and never before has the reality been in
By: Chase DiBenedetto As guaranteed income programs continue to expand and benefit thousands of families around the country, Illinois’ Cook County unveiled the largest one yet:
By: Jonah Dylan HARTFORD — The city is moving forward with a planned universal basic income pilot program, but it likely won’t start until at
By: Ginger Conejero Saab The city of Mountain View on Thursday was set to launch a basic income pilot program to help “extremely low-income” residents.
By: Barnini Chakraborty, Senior Investigations Reporter Former inmates who have paid their debt to society say they are still paying for their freedom — and that it is
See original article here. South Africa’s National Treasury has voiced its opposition to a campaign by the Department of Social Development and civil rights groups
By: Gaby Galvin At least a dozen U.S. cities have launched basic income pilot programs in recent months, representing a major jump over the past
By: Rachel Lippmann St. Louis residents who received $500 in cash pandemic assistance most often spent the money on food and utilities. “There aren’t too
See original article here. South Africa is facing a dire socio-economic crisis with widespread poverty, persistent and high unemployment and growing hunger. While its value
By: Sanah Ahsan We are living, we’re told, through a “mental health crisis”. Mental health services cannot cope with the explosion of demand over the past two years:
By: ROBYN DOBSON Over 70 families in Yolo County are now no longer living in poverty, living a dollar above the poverty line thanks to
See original article here. SAN JOSE — Santa Clara County will soon launch a pilot program to bring financial support to unhoused high school seniors
By: Sara Luterman See original article here. The Magnolia Mother’s Trust is now the longest-running guaranteed income program in the United States. But the program,
By: Ramon Galindo See original article here. San Diego’s first guaranteed income program is a few months in, and it is already making a difference in many
See original post here. Argentine Vice President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner (CFK) has been reportedly pressing Economy Minister Silvina Batakis to move forward with a
By: Iris Dimmick See original post here. During the pandemic, millions of Americans received thousands of dollars in no-strings-attached cash assistance from the federal government, to
By: LESLIE HURTADO BRIAN YOUNG JR See original post here. For people who have been incarcerated, monthly cash assistance could be the support they need to
See original post here. Leftist social movements protested here Wednesday in front of the Casa Rosada, the seat of the Argentine government, to demand more
See original post here. Of course, Sharon Fullilove and Diane Appiah are missing the $500 cash they each received for 12 months from the Gary
By: Laurenz Busch. See original post here. Climate change and California’s historic drought are stretching fire season beyond its traditional boundaries, causing worse and more costly wildfires, and according to a new
By: Ben Glaze. See original post here. Pensioners should be guaranteed a minimum £200-a-week payout as the cost of living crisis grips Britain, campaigners urge
By: Nojoud Al Mallees. See original post here. Benefits rolled out at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic allowed vulnerable Canadians to stay healthy while maintaining an income, but
See original post here. Universal basic income that’s double the average wage? Legislating in favor of human-algorithmic coexistence? These are just some of the policies
By: HEIN MARAIS. See original post here. We are at a point in SA where hardly anyone disputes the need for additional income support. Worsening
By: Bhavana Kaushik. See original post here. In a world with skyrocketing housing prices, wages that don’t reflect productivity, and rampant worker dissatisfaction, we need a way to
By: TAVNEET SURI, NIDHI PAREKH. See original post here. New evidence from two Kenyan counties shows that cash transfers and other income supplements reduce hunger, illness,
By: Jaclyn Ramkissoon. See original post here. Struggling families or individuals could start receiving payments from the City of Austin’s guaranteed income pilot program as
By: An-Li Herring See original post here. Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey’s administration cited unspecified legal concerns when it announced in April that it had killed a plan
By: Adelaide Changole See original post here. South Africa’s ruling African National Congress has revived plans to introduce a new tax on the wealthy to
See original post here. JOHANNESBURG – The ANC’s (African National Committee) social transformation subcommittee has confirmed that a basic income grant is on the cards. This as
By: Alexandra Willis. See original post here. This past week Business Unity South Africa (Busa) and Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) launched an attack on
By: Emily Opilo See original post here. Inajah Wright has been homeless on and off since her late teens, relying on others to lend a place
By: Wageningen University. See original post here. Stress increases the rigidity of the beliefs underlying psychiatric disorders, prejudices and conspiracy theories. Therefore measures aimed at
By: Rachel Sandler. See original post here. Sitting on a wooden bench in a remote village in Rwanda, a 47-year-old woman named Esther, a mother
By: Maru Attwood. See original post here. In April 2020, the SA Social Security Agency introduced the Social Relief of Distress grant to lessen the
By: Katie Anthony. See original post here. HIGHLIGHTS: Thousands of Florida families will receive one-time checks for $450 a child starting this week Gov. Ron
By: Skylar Tallal. See original post here. This fall, Mid-Iowa Health Foundation is kicking off a basic income pilot program. “Those early findings are really pointing to the
By: Jonathan Bandler. See original post here. Mount Vernon is launching a program to provide $6,000 to needy city residents as part of a nationwide
See original post here. People without jobs or with less secure housing have poorer outcomes when treated for depression with talking therapy or antidepressants, compared
By: Maddie Bender See original post here. Give a man a fish, he’ll eat for a day. But give people no-strings-attached cash, and you’ll reduce
By: Ghada Alsharif. See original post here. While COVID-19 wreaked havoc on the labour market, income inequality saw a significant decrease thanks in large part
By: Tanner Matthews. See original post here. Demands for “economic justice” in public policy debates are emotionally powerful, imparting a profound sense of purpose and
By: JOE RUBINO | firstname.lastname@example.org. See original post here. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock will ask the city council to dedicate $2 million in federal COVID-19 relief
By: Gili Malinsky. See original post here. For more than a year, Americans have been expressing their frustration with work by quitting their jobs altogether.
By: Brendan Burke See original post here. Trent Lakes Mayor Janet Clarkson intends to make a motion at the township council’s next meeting calling on
By: Ashley McBride. See original post here. Dozens of young adults age out of the foster care system in Alameda County each year when they
By:BY STACEY RUTLAND. See original post here. When I was in my third year of college, I had an abortion. I was several months into a
By: Jane Dodds MS. See original post here. TODAY, I will introduce a debate in the Senedd that will call on the Welsh Government to
By: JAKHEYA. See original post here. Front and Center is a groundbreaking series of op-eds—published by Ms. and created in partnership with the Magnolia Mother’s Trust—which aims to
See original post here. An anti-poverty advocate in Thunder Bay says the Ontario Court of Appeal made a just decision when it allowed a class
By: Kristin Schwab. See original post here. It was the beginning of the pandemic and McKinley West was frustrated. His DJ jobs had dried up
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,
By: Ben van der Merwe. See original post here. Nearly half of all British adults (48 per cent) would support the introduction of a universal
By: Isabelle Kirk. See original post here. A universal basic income (UBI) is a fixed payment, paid equally by the government to every citizen of a country,
By: Scott McClallen. See original post here. The city of Minneapolis will spend millions of dollars on a guaranteed basic income pilot program launched in
By: Rhiannon Picton-James. See original post here. A universal basic income, regardless of salary, savings and no strings attached. No repayments. It is being discussed by the
By: THE POLISH ASSOCIATION OF SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY. See original post here. The ‘anomie’ concept – that the society is disintegrating and losing moral standards –
See original post here. Last weekend, the official signature collection period of the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) “Start Unconditional Basic Incomes (UBI) throughout the EU” ended. During
By: JOHN FEFFER See original post here. In the remote rural village of Dauphin, in the Canadian province of Manitoba, economists tried out an unusual
By: WIL ROBERTSON AND TRACY SMITH. See original post here. Basic income is too complex to implement. At least that’s the thinking in the latest release by
By: JOSH VERGES. See original post here. St. Paul is expanding its guaranteed basic income experiment, giving monthly checks to more families while also making
By: Rebecca Lau See original post here. Halifax Regional Council has voted to urge the federal government to move forward with a guaranteed livable basic income in this
By: Will Hayward. See original post here. The Welsh Government has challenged the UK Government over how care leavers receiving the Welsh Government’s new basic
By: Ruth Mosalski. See original post here. A scheme which will see some young people given £1,600 every month for two years will start in
By: Abby Cole See original post here. Between unpredictable weather, variable catch yields, fluctuating prices, and highly seasonal work, access to a steady and sustainable
By: Jack Thompson See original post here. Providing a basic income to all citizens could end hunger and ensure healthy and sustainable diets, experts have
BY: ALEXANDRA YOON-HENDRICKS See original post here. Eighty households in the city of Sacramento are poised to start receiving $500 a month, no strings attached,
By: Arthur Phillips See original post here. Last month, the Federal Reserve released its annual Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households for 2021. Based on a survey
By: Dara Bitler See original post here. The newest June budget forecast released on Tuesday shows that every Colorado taxpayer will now get a dividend of at
By: Shruti Singh See original post here. A nonprofit that originally focused on giving cash to impoverished people in Africa will soon be delivering money
By: Michael Tubbs Original post here. If you want to solve poverty, you can’t do it without listening to women, and particularly women of color.
By: Devoni Rose Whitehead See original post here. In 2020, King County Councilmember Girmay Zahilay initiated the King County Guaranteed Basic Income Pilot program, which
By: Greg Iacurci See original post here. ________________________________________ KEY POINTS: Pandemic-era stimulus checks helped many Americans pay bills, reduce debt and build savings. For some,
By: Libby Denkmann and Noel Gasca. See original post here. The rising cost of everyday goods and the end of several pandemic programs like the expanded
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
By: Malea Martin. See original post here. Mountain View’s guaranteed basic income pilot program will live to see another year, thanks in part to a $100,000
By: PATRICIA R. DOXSEY See original post here. Ulster County, (NY), in is extending its universal basic income pilot program through the end of September.
By: Gianna Melillo See original post here. ___________________________________________ Story at a glance > Millions of Americans live below the federal poverty level, with rates exacerbated
By: Jane Sullivan See original post here. Laura Elizabeth Woollett is a rising literary star, a much-praised author of a short-story collection and two novels. She
By: Jane Flanagan See original post here. The smile has not left Lusiya Chikoya’s face since she and every other adult from her village were
By: Rebecca Gao See original post here. When the federal government launched the Canada emergency response benefit (CERB) in the very early days of the
By Brendan Kennedy. See original post here. A prescription for healthy food? Food rx program gives people access to fresh fruit and vegetables on doctor’s orders.
By: NIKOLA GRACE RADLEY. See original post here. Walking through the streets of Maricá, Brazil, there is a sense that something is different about this city
By: Bethany Biron. See original post here. Highlights: Robot orders increased 40% in the first quarter of 2022, as businesses seek solutions to the labor
By: Rhonda Castello – as told to Justin Chandler. See original post here. I’ve been living in Hamilton for about 25 years. I’m a Hamiltonian.
By: Josie Clarke. See original post here. Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a series of payments to UK households struggling with the deepening cost-of-living crisis as
By: Brendan Kennedy. See original post here. Alana Baltzer credits the year and a half she spent on Ontario’s aborted basic income pilot project for helping her
By: Jennifer Bray See original post here. More than 9,000 artists have applied for a new dedicated basic income scheme which will see successful applicants
BY NOORULAIN KHAWAJA See original post here. Highlights: > StepUp Durham’s free monthly stipend for former inmates is making a difference in the lives of people
By: Roby Chavez. See original post here. New Orleans has launched a first-of-its-kind program that provides monthly payments to teens as young as 16 years
See original post. A REPORT commissioned and released by the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) has suggested that the Government should launch
By: Elvia Malagón See original post here. Cook County residents soon will be able to apply for a program offering $500 a month, no strings
By: Liza Lucas See original post here. Belinda Hunt has big dreams for her family. She dreams of becoming a pilot and dreams for the
See original post here. The city of Chicago is accepting applications to one of the most ambitious guaranteed income programs in the United States. The Chicago
By: Hakim Bishara See original post here. Tatiana Luboviski-Acosta has learned to perfect the art of the hustle. Born in Mexico and raised in Los
By: Lorne Whitehead & Jiaying Zhao See original post here. On April 27, Senator Diane Bellemare published an op-ed in the Globe and Mail opposing a
By: Eric Stone. See original post here. Alaska’s Senate has approved a budget that would provide $5,500 in payments to residents and draw on
By: Kristi Pahr Original post can be found here. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government released trillions of dollars into the economy
Original post can be seen here. Time is running out to apply for the Chicago Resilient Communities guaranteed basic income pilot program. The program will
By: Carissa Wong See original post here. People from privileged groups may misperceive equality-boosting policies as harmful to them, even if they would actually benefit.
By: MELISSA MONTALVO. See original post here. A Democratic lawmaker from the central San Joaquin Valley wants to put cash in the hands of eligible
See original post here. Austin has become the first Texas city to approve a pilot program that will provide a guaranteed income to qualified residents.
By: BEN MYERS See original post here. Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s administration has launched a new, privately funded program to provide monthly cash payments to a small group
By: Jess Mador Original post can be found here. Applications are now open for the Old Fourth Ward’s new “guaranteed income” program. It’s intended for Black
By: TALIB VISRAM Original post can be seen here. Guaranteed income has been having a moment: city-wide direct cash pilots have sprung up in Atlanta, Pittsburgh, and
By: Jo Caust See original post here. While artists struggle to get noticed in the Australian political arena, particularly in the lead up to an
By: Michael Williams See original post here. Women throughout B.C. are putting up banners across 13 different locations in the province, demanding Guaranteed Basic Income
See original post here. During the State of the City Address on Wednesday, April 27, Mayor Siddiqui announced that the City of Cambridge will be
By: Audrey McGlinchy See original post here. Government aid programs often come with a laundry list of do-nots. For example, if you receive SNAP benefits, more
By: Jeanne Kuang | CalMatters See original post here. As Gov. Gavin Newsom and California lawmakers contemplate how to deliver the state’s surplus dollars back to Californians
By: CHRIS TAYLOR See original post here. Universal basic income – a tax-free, unconditional sum of money regularly given to everyone in a society –
By: Jana Kadah. See original post here. In an effort to disrupt the cycle of homelessness in California, another population may be getting guaranteed funding: low-income high
By: Jack Horgan-Jones A total of 2,000 artists will be given a basic income of €325 per week under plans approved by the Government on
By: Devoni Whitehead Read original post here. After a long journey filled with long nights, Zoom calls, and several rounds of report edits, I am
by: Peter Knight Original post can be found here. This article is based on a post by Scott Santens, and quotes extensively from it, New information was
By: Cristina Tomàs White. | Original post can be see here. Catalonia is set to become home to a large universal basic income experiment in
Red Chamber grappling with a flood of messages claiming basic income is a plot by a shadowy global elite By: John Paul Tasker · See original
Senator Simons who was appointed to the Senate of Canada in 2018, after a long and distinguished career as one of western Canada’s most acclaimed
By: PATRICK THOMAS. Original Post here. _______________________________________ Highlights: Guaranteed income program provides former inmates with supplemental income 109 formerly incarcerated individuals will receive $600 a
Named after a quote from Karl Marx, a leaflet picked up in a second-hand bookshop uncovers an ambitious proposal backed by Sheffield City Council and
In December, the child tax credit lifted nearly 4 million children out of poverty. If it had been extended through 2022, it would have cut
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
By: Aditi Shrikant. Original Post: https://grow.acorns.com/how-a-thousand-dollar-cash-handout-ubi-changed-nyc-mom/ ____________________________________ KEY POINTS: Since July 2020, Shakeya Hudson has received $1,000 per month in guaranteed cash payments from The