Tag: Basic Income

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Mom provided basic income for a year explains how important it was to her

By: LAKEISHA Front and Center is a groundbreaking series of op-eds—published by Ms. and created in partnership with the Magnolia Mother’s Trust—which …

Sidewalk chalk drawings by parents and children to celebrate new monthly Child Tax Credit payments, and urging Congress to make them permanent, outside the home of New York state Senator Charles Schumer on July 12, 2021, in Brooklyn, New York. 
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Child Tax Credit 2021: Here’s how families say they’ll use “basic income for kids”

Starting Thursday, the parents of 60 million U.S. children on Thursday began receiving monthly checks through the expanded federal Child …

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The Welsh government is to trial a form of Basic Income as part of its COVID-19 recovery strategy. So how should it be designed?

A striking element of pandemic recovery planning in Wales has been the announcement of a Basic Income scheme. But …

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Basic Income Is Helping Chephirah Cover Her Bills, Plan Her Future and Finally Feel Hope

By: CHEPHIRAH Front and Center is a groundbreaking series of op-eds—published by Ms. and created in partnership with the Magnolia Mother’s Trust—which …

Veronica Vieyra graduated from San Jose State University in May with degree in public health. Through a universal income pilot program for former foster youths run by Santa Clara County, Vieyra was able to afford rent and groceries while she juggled classes and work.

Basic income has extended a lifeline to South Bay former foster youth. Will concept go statewide?

By: Shwanika Narayan Veronica Vieyra is no stranger to the bottom falling out. After moving from Mexico when she …

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Long Beach announces basic income pilot targeting single-parents

By: Jason Ruiz Five hundred households in one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods will be part of Long Beach’s …

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Basic income for social, economic justice: Michael Tubbs and Holly Mitchell

While it’s promising to see our recovery in progress, we must reckon with the fact that our society functioning …

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Adopting basic income scheme in Wales could improve health for all

A new report published today (22.06.21) by Public Health Wales suggests that introducing a basic income scheme in Wales could be a catalyst for …

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Andrew Yang May be Out, But Basic Income is In

The concept of monthly government payments to reduce poverty and increase economic security among the poor and middle class …

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One Hundred Fathers in Columbia, SC to Begin Receiving $500 a Month in Basic Income

Could an extra $500 a month change your life? One hundred fathers in Columbia are about to find out. …

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Universal basic income for farmworkers in California? Some leaders are pushing for it

BY MELISSA MONTALVO A Fresno-area politician wants California to prioritize struggling San Joaquin Valley farmworkers in a proposed pilot program …

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[OPINION] Why Universal Basic Income is a solution to the Philippines’ problems

‘With UBI, individuals can determine what they need most, at the price they deem best’ By: CLARO ARRIOLA III …

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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 …

Basic income for artists: Minster for Culture Catherine Martin called the idea an exciting proposal that has been the subject of positive commentary both nationally and internationally. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

Three-Year basic income pilot for artists could start in Ireland in January 2022

Government to develop three-year trial of full scheme for artists that would cost €27.4m a year By: Deirdre Falvey …

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Basic income recipient: ‘I was able to stay above water’

It’s your money; spend it on whatever you need and enjoy the peace of mind. By: Malia Wollan “Let …

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Why Cash Is Better Than Expanded Health Insurance for the Poor

Cash transfers go directly to people in need, while health insurance expansions pay mainly for care that the uninsured …

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South Africa Moving Forward in Introducing Basic Income

Government planning new basic income grant for South Africans aged 19 to 59 Social Development minister Lindiwe Zulu says …

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Marica’s basic income guarantee has proven its worth in Brazil

Like an island surrounded by the Brazil of right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro, the city of Maricá is testing a …

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Piketty: Basic income, a job guarantee, and inheritance for all must all be implemented

Covid has given the world a moment to re-evaluate our relationship to work, life and social justice. How can …

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Initial findings from Chelsea, MA provide further evidence that basic income works

‘You Can Trust People To Give Them Cash’: Why Skeptics Of Universal Basic Income Are Wrong By: Aidan Connelly In …

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Significant election success for UK politicians backing universal basic income

Scores of politicians including almost half of Welsh parliament have signed UBI trial pledge By: Steven Morris Scores of …

Gyeonggi Province Governor Lee Jaemyung delivers his opening address at the opening ceremony of the 2021 Korea Basic Income Fair at KINTEX in Goyang City, Gyeonggi Province, on April 28.

2021 Korea Basic Income Fair successfully concludes after drawing 600,000 visitors

The 2021 Korea Basic Income Fair, the world’s largest venue for public discussions on basic income, attracted more than …

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City in Brazil where a quarter of the population receives basic income sees employment increase during Covid while rest or Brazil sees record unemployment

Located just 60km from Rio de Janeiro, Marica has modelled itself into a very different city, paying residents a …

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How a basic income pilot in D.C. is providing recipients a choice between $5500 (lump sum) or $1100 a month for five months

Proponents say no-strings-attached payments can boost urban development, narrow the racial wealth gap outside of emergencies too by Carey L. …

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For Tia, Basic Income Provided ‘A Little Push’

A personal story. By: Tia I was part of the very first Magnolia Mother’s Trust program, back when it …

California cities are leading the charge pushing to explore guaranteed basic income programs. Left-to-right: Former Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Compton Mayor Aja Brown. (Illustration by Al Kamalizad for LAist. Photos from Getty Images.)

Mayor of Los Angeles Proposes Budget to Provide $1000 a Month in Basic Income to 2,000 People for One Year

The $24 million program in LA would be the largest UBI experiment of its kind in the United States. …

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Opinion: It’s time to transform our society with a basic income guarantee

The more distant someone is from mainstream culture, the more they need money to address their unique needs in …

A rally outside the Legislative Yuan kicked off Taiwan’s basic income march.

‘Liberate our imagination’: Taiwan holds first basic income march

There is a real possibility to implement basic income in Taiwan. Sometimes, great change happens first in small places. …

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The moment for Universal Basic Income is now, and it’s local

As we look to a post-pandemic future, more and more local authorities are getting behind the idea of a …

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Coronavirus is pushing people into poverty – but temporary basic income can stop this

The rapid spread of COVID-19 across developing countries has led to a devastating loss of life and livelihoods. The pandemic is …

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Santa Clara County foster youth begin receiving $1,000 a month in basic income

Santa Clara County foster youth begin receiving $1,000 a month By: Katie Lauer Paid rent, a full stomach and …

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Poll: 77 Percent of Democrats and 52 Percent of Republicans Now Support an Emergency UBI of $2000

MAJORITY OF AMERICANS SUPPORT MONTHLY CASH ASSISTANCE TO OFFSET PANDEMIC DAMAGE TO ECONOMY New polling finds strong bipartisan support …

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The History of Basic Income in Brazil and How the City of Marica Points the Way Forward

While Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro denies that a serious public health crisis is underway, a small municipality an hour up …

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Editorial: The Future of the United States Depends on the Immediate Adoption of UBI

Flatten the curve… We’ve heard that phrase repeatedly as a result of the novel coronavirus in regards to the …

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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 …

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New study of Ontario’s canceled basic income experiment show it never should have been canceled

By Laurie Monsebraaten Social Justice Reporter Toronto Star Wed., March 4, 2020timer Three-quarters of people who were employed before …

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Has the time finally come for universal basic income?

In the past few weeks, calls for a universal basic income have been louder than ever. Even the US …

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Financial Times Editorial Board Calls for Basic Income to Reverse the Policy Direction of the Last Four Decades

If there is a silver lining to the Covid-19 pandemic, it is that it has injected a sense of …

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Basic Income in a Pandemic and Beyond

Politicians who represent the interests of capital clearly grasp the point that a UBI would tilt the playing field …

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Privately-Funded Basic Income Experiment Begins in Japan

Overview of the Social Experiment The ‘Maezawa Basic Income Social Experiment 2020’ is a monetary giveaway project in which …

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We need to get money to everyone, and we need to improve how they get it too

To battle the economic crash from the coronavirus pandemic, Congress is sending Americans cash. The deal just hammered out will …

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We All Deserve An Income Floor: Why the Bold Policy of Basic Income Works

If guaranteed income is an attempt to provide people with more resources—resources that come with very few restrictions—it demands …

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Ireland Green Party manifesto features universal basic income

A universal basic income, free public transport for students and light rail systems for Cork and Galway are amongst the promises …

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Canada can end poverty and shrink inequality by adding an annual basic income guarantee of $22K, new report says

Canada can afford to eliminate poverty, support the middle class and dramatically shrink the gap between the rich and …

Alvin Tedjo, former Liberal candidate for the provincial riding of Oakville North-Burlington and Liberal leadership candidate, argues basic income is the best way to fight poverty and promises to return it to Ontario if he becomes premier. - Graham Paine , Torstar

Ontario’s Alvin Tedjo states that if he were premier, he would implement a basic income guarantee state-wide

In 2017, the proposed Ontario Basic Income Pilot (“OBIP”) gave hope to communities that have struggled with rising unemployment …

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Do markets require redistribution to avoid market failure due to excessive inequality?

Wealth inequality is escalating at an alarming rate not only within the U.S. but also in countries as diverse …

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Early Results from Stockton’s $500/mo Basic Income Pilot

Stockton, California gave money to random recipients from neighborhoods where the median annual income is $46,000 – no strings …

India’s Former Chief Economic Adviser Recommends UBI to Boost Consumption

Former Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian on Friday said there is no space for expansionary fiscal policy and opined …

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Mitt Romney and Michael Bennet just unveiled a basic income plan for kids

On Sunday, Sens. Mitt Romney (R-UT) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) announced a bipartisan plan to do something pretty extraordinary: …

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Money for all: Panel to explore idea of basic income payments in Maine

In countries like Canada, Finland and the Netherlands and states like California, governments and philanthropists are experimenting with the …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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A Canadian Guy on Basic Income – A Success Story

James Collura was a recipient of basic income in Ontario’s recently cancelled Basic Income Pilot experiment. This is his …