Tag: POVERTY

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In just three months, 6 million more Americans have fallen into poverty

The rise in poverty was triggered by a lack of new stimulus checks and the end of the $600 …

LaToya Cantrell, seen here in 2018, is one of five southern mayors who have agreed support local guaranteed income programs. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

5 Southern Mayors Propose to Fight Poverty by Guaranteeing Income

By: Andrew Yawn Adrian Perkins still remembers the feeling of not having enough. How it feels to gargle water …

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How the UK welfare system discriminates against women

By: Lydia Godden – @Lydia_godden. Following 10 years of tory-driven austerity and the introduction of Universal Credit, our current …

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The US Safety Net Is Degrading by Design

By Mimi Abramovitz, Deepak Bhargava and Tammy Thomas Miles. — The pandemic has thrown millions of people out of work while mean-spirited government …

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Solving the Problem of Food Poverty Through Universal Basic Income

By: Alex Heffron — Food banks have stepped up to the plate in the austerity years, and throughout the …

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Basic income could virtually eliminate poverty in the UK at an annual cost of 3.4% of GDP

Intuition is wrong when it comes to calculating the true cost of basic income – the UK can easily …

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Poverty Is All About Personal Stress, Not Laziness

The nature of poverty in rich countries has changed. The sort of material deprivation common in developing nations is …

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New food insecurity research says it’s black and white and not pretty

Many of us working in food security recognize that a large portion of the folks who engage with our …

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Universal Basic Income could break the cycle of violence

Whenever someone tells me if “poor” people had more money, we could stop the killings, I want to scream. …

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Higher taxes on the wealthy and on business should be introduced to fund universal basic income and other measures to combat poverty

Up to €3 billion a year in higher taxes on the wealthy and on business should be introduced to …

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib introduces new bill that’s very close to being a universal basic income proposal

This article was orginally published on June, 6 2019. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) has released a plan to spend …

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Testimony of Kenya’s basic income beneficiaries

After the article “A Critical Poverty Eradication Experiment in Kenya”, published in the last issue of the BIEN News …

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New research suggests the EITC isn’t very effective at encouraging the poor to enter the labor force.

The earned income tax credit is the leading example of smart centrist policy. In the 1980s and early 1990s, …

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A pilot project to distribute basic income to poverty-stricken single African-American mothers in Mississippi.

This Sunday, all over America, little hands will prepare trays with bowls of cereal and small glasses of orange …

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Meet the doctor who prescribes money to low-income patients

Fair point. We control the titles though so we can just drop the Canadian doctor part and just have …

National Anti-poverty Study Will Pay New NYC Moms $4,000 A Year

Researchers are giving 125 new New York moms living on tight budgets $4,000 per year to spend however they …

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 …

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13 million people in poverty are disconnected from the social safety net. Most of them are white.

More than a quarter of the people living in poverty in the United States receive no help from food …