Tag: Global Poverty

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Towards a post-toil world

OP-ED: Can the Covid-19 pandemic bring us out of the vicious cycle of working ourselves to death? By: Mohammad …

UNCTAD/Jan Hoffmann
UNCTAD has estimated global economic losses of $1 trillion in 2020.

In 2020, universal basic income gained traction within the United Nations

The virus shut down the world in a global economic meltdown. This is why UBI is being viewed as …

Grace receives $22 a month as part of a 12-year universal basic income study run by the charity GiveDirectly that began in October 2016 in Western Kenya. Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP/Getty Images

The Many Places Basic Income Has Been Tried Out in Some Way

After hundreds of years, basic income seems to be finally catching on. The general idea — that the government should give …

What happens if robots take the jobs? The impact of emerging technologies on employment and public policy

Automation is appearing everywhere. Ready or not, innovations like robotics, computerized algorithms, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, medical sensors and …

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 …