Tag: UBI

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Is UBI in New York City’s future?

We’re down to single digits. Eight Democratic presidential candidates remain after three dropped out this week: Senator Michael Bennet …

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Push for UBI continues on

Andrew Yang’s bid for the Democratic nomination is over, but supporters of his basic income policy say his campaign …

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang speaks at at the Ideal Social Hall on January 30, 2020 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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Andrew Yang creates new organization focused on data privacy, UBI, and the future of work

Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang today launched Humanity Forward, a nonprofit organization intended to embody the spirit of the …

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Andrew Yang has dropped out of the race for president but UBI is here to stay

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — Andrew Yang — the unknown entrepreneur turned Democratic presidential candidate — is ending his presidential …

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The Fall and Rise of the Basic Income Movement

Forty years ago today—February 7, 1980—was a small milestone for the Universal Basic Income (UBI) movement: Milton and Rose Friedman dedicated …

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How a VAT could tax the rich and pay for universal basic income

The Congressional Budget Office just projected a series of $1 trillion budget deficits—as far as the eye can see. Narrowing …

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The UBI Maze | Reflections on ‘The Future of Work, Technology and Basic Income

Universal Basic Income (UBI) is the proposal that the state should provide a guaranteed income floor to everybody, as …

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Andrew Yang puts his universal basic income plan to the test

Chad Sziszak didn’t believe it at first. He got an email from Andrew Yang’s campaign that he would receive …

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Eleven Nobel Laureates Who Have Endorsed Universal Basic Income

The idea of an unconditional basic income (UBI) floor where everyone starts with the same minimum amount of money as everyone …

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A charity dropped a massive stimulus package on rural Kenya — and transformed the economy

For about a decade now, the charity GiveDirectly has been distributing cash straight to poor residents in sub-Saharan Africa, starting in …

Every dollar given to a household boosts local GDP by $2.60

Unconditional handouts benefit recipients—and their neighbours too

Economists have long argued that people should give each other money rather than gifts, since it is hard to …

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Mayor Of Stockton, Calif., Discusses Universal Basic Income Program Results

MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: What would you do with an extra 500 bucks a month, no strings attached? Well, thanks …

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Support for UBI in the US has grown from 43% to 49% in the past seven months according to new HarrisX poll

Support for universal basic income (UBI) is on the rise, according to a new Hill-HarrisX poll released on Wednesday. …

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Opinion: The biggest threat to freedom in the world today is economic destitution

Here political philosopher and economist Karl Widerquist argues that UBI is required as compensation for the creation of property …

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UBI is Social Security for the 21st Century

It’s based on the dividends that accrue to Americans because of their everyday contributions as workers, consumers, caregivers and …

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The Complicated Politics of the Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend

What if we just give people money? This is the question propelling several new books and that’s been taken …

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 3: Entrepreneur and Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang exits the stage after speaking at the National Action Network's annual convention, April 3, 2019 in New York City. A dozen 2020 Democratic presidential candidates will speak at the organization's convention this week. Founded by Rev. Al Sharpton in 1991, the National Action Network is one of the most influential African American organizations dedicated to civil rights in America. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Is Andrew Yang being unfairly ignored?

(CNN) Quick. Tell me the six highest-polling Democrats in the 2020 Democratic race. The first few are easy: Joe …

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An unconditional basic income floor permits everyone to fail. And that’s a good thing.

The opportunity to fail is a privilege afforded to a narrow subset of Americans. Risk and reward are two …

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A solution for childhood obesity? Universal basic income

First published on May 31, 2019 A new study links an extra $1,000 a year paid through Alaska’s Permanent …

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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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Lessons from a one-family basic income demonstration

Chuck Fassi, 49, a self-described introvert with a heavy New England accent, has spent much of the past two …

Universal basic income vs jobs guarantees: which one will make us happier?

Two competing (or, possibly, complementary?) proposals for resolving income inequality and the hole that four decades of demand-side Reaganomics …

100,000 jobs could be lost to robots in Reading, PA over next 20 years.

Thousands of people could be put out of work by robots in reading in the next 20 years. Although …

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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 …

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Why we should all have a basic income.

Consider for a moment that from this day forward, on the first day of every month, around $1,000 is …

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Chicago May Become Largest City In U.S. To Try Universal Basic Income

Chicago Alderman Ameya Pawar is worried about the future. He is concerned that a coming wave of automation could …

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Nixon-era proposal to give “basic income” to all people springs back to life

Andy Stern spent his career organizing service workers, fighting for higher wages and improving working conditions as head of …

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Obama and Bezos Could Make Basic Income Work

This week, former U.S. President Barack Obama tentatively endorsed the idea of a universal basic income. The fortune of …

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Plan to pay 1,000 residents $1,000 a month—no strings attached.

Each month, 1,000 struggling Chicagoans would get $1,000, no strings attached, to help break the cycle of poverty, under …