While it is still considered by many to be a radical concept, proponents of a universal basic income (UBI) no longer see it only as a solution to poverty but as the answer to some of the biggest threats faced by modern workers
While it is still considered by many to be a radical concept, proponents of a universal basic income (UBI) no longer see it only as a solution to poverty but as the answer to some of the biggest threats faced by modern workers
As climate change has made annual rains ever more intense, the deforested areas have become increasingly prone to deadly mudslides.
The policy planks come two weeks before Liberal members vote for the new leader
The Denver Basic Income Project has received a $2 million commitment from the City of Denver in its 2024 budget, and is in talks to determine next steps, according to Donovan.
More than a quarter of Santa Clara County families struggle to afford their basic needs. To lift thousands of them out of poverty, a new study recommends guaranteed monthly payments — with no strings attached.
As the Senate considers a bill that would require the creation of a national framework for basic income, supporters in Ontario say the stories of pilot participants make it clear basic income works.
Durham’s mayor pro tempore, Mark-Anthony Middleton, who helped oversee the program, had been advocating for his city to introduce a basic income for years.
Recent experiences like the COVID-19 pandemic have brutally highlighted that traditional policy tools are inadequate in protecting the weakest sections of India.
Jasmine, 18, has had a long history with social services and says she’s spent her life moving around
Minister for Social Justice and Chief Whip Jane Hutt has praised the progress and uptake of the basic income pilot scheme after meeting care leavers taking part in the programme.
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.
Last year the Good Party identified the implementation of a BIG as SA’s single most important need.
If Brazil’s scheme became permanent it would set a global example, as ‘bolsa familia’ did in the 2000s
Minister of Social Development Lindiwe Zulu says she will approach Cabinet to approve the draft policy on the Basic Income Grant before it is fully implemented.
The Denver Basic Income Project gives cash payments each month to 800 individuals experiencing homelessness, no strings attached.
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.
The founder of Twitter gave $1 million to the new guaranteed basic income program to help expand its reach in his hometown of St. Louis.
An NIT sounds very different from a UBI because, well, it sounds like a tax, not a benefit! But as we’ll see, in most circumstances, the two are mathematically equivalent.
Six months ago, the Denver Basic Income Project (DBIP) started giving cash regularly to people experiencing homelessness, no strings attached.
In an experimental program, 5,000 Chicagoans received monthly cash payments from the city for a year, no strings attached. Here’s how the money changed one woman’s life — and how it didn’t.
Income from the Cambridge RISE pilot program helped free up Porchia Willis to take classes at the Massachusetts School of Barbering
Interest is growing, particularly among Western commentators, in arguments that governments should distribute a universal basic income (UBI) to citizens.
Many governments—especially those of low and middle-income countries with particularly burdensome debt obligations—have cut social spending and reverted to austerity frameworks.
With a renewed interest in universal basic income (UBI), maybe it is time to reconsider its gendered capabilities
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
Georgia pilot gives 650 predominantly Black women $850 a month for two years, no strings attached – and it seems to be working
Researcher Will Schneider discusses the optimism for and potential limitations of cash transfers as a way to decrease child maltreatment.
A nonprofit in Washington, D.C., has launched a guaranteed income pilot program supporting Black mothers with current or recent child welfare involvement.
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.
A report from the Denver Income Project found giving people experiencing homelessness free money is a meaningful way to improve their lives.
The NHS is loved because it is there for all of us. Could basic income play the same role for our generation?
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?
Worldcoin, a cryptocurrency project founded by OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, launched on Monday providing new digital passport.
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.
The recent court-enforceable settlement agreement between the city of Minneapolis and the Minnesota Department of Human Rights could be a historic step in combating police brutality. However, the agreement fails to contextualize police brutality as a byproduct of poverty. By failing to recognize the role of poverty in over-policing, it disincentivizes the city, and the state from instituting long-term, anti-poverty measures, such as guaranteed basic income that would address a root cause of crime that in turn plays a role in police brutality.
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.
By The Editorial Board See original post here. India’s single most vexatious economic problem is the lack of adequate employment and earning opportunities for its
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
Kipp Kahlia spent several decades touring as a guitarist with reggae artists from Jamaica until illness forced her to put a halt to her career. She began offering private guitar and bass lessons as a stopgap solution, still envisioning herself writing and performing songs some day that championed social justice and fostered understanding and empathy among audiences.
By Becca Costello See original post here. A trio of proposed pilot programs aims to improve financial empowerment for Cincinnati residents. For about $2.1 million in
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 Matthew T. Johnson and Elliott Johnson See original article here. In October 1936, 200 men marched from South Tyneside to London to protest against the poverty
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.
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: 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
See original post here. All of our kids should have the freedom to dream big and pursue their goals. Whether they’re Black, brown or white,
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. The idea of a European universal basic income bears potential as a palpable way of delivering on the promise of ‘social
By: Jonathan Williams See original post here. It is impossible for anyone to predict the precise series of events that will follow such a rise
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: Philippe Van Parijs See original post here. Not poverty, not inequality, but insecurity is at the root of the worldwide upsurge in populism and
By: Kalhan Rosenblatt New research conducted by a professor at University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School found that the artificial intelligence-driven chatbot GPT-3 was able to pass 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: Tyler Prochazka Taiwan is making history by sending out a one-time universal cash payment of $6,000 New Taiwan dollars (NTD) to every citizen “young
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: Margaret Hetherwick San Francisco’s Abundant Births Project, a basic income program for Black and Pacific Islander families to assist with healthcare during pregnancy, has
By: Bailey Loosemore It felt like winning the lottery. Weeks after a friend suggested she apply for a new Louisville program for young adults, Tashonna learned she’d
By: Hamish Morrison On Tuesday, Basic Income Network Scotland (BINS) will launch a new year-long campaign to pressure politicians to enshrine in law the right
See original article here. Editor’s note: In the piece below, guaranteed income recipient Ashala mentions the federal government’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, or TANF, which
By: Will DuPree AUSTIN (KXAN) — Austin could become the last Texas city to enact a guaranteed income program if a bill filed Monday becomes law. Texas
See original post here. The upper house of the German parliament on Wednesday put on hold government legislation to put more money into the pockets
By: WILL DANIEL Interviewing Nouriel Roubini as a young journalist can be intimidating, to say the least. The veteran economist has developed quite the reputation
See original post here. On Tuersday, October 18th, 2022, CONTENTATIVA and the Department of Social Policy of Panteion University presented the results of the first
By: Savannah Wilson Kids in Erie can have it tough. I was born and raised here, and in my 21 years, I’ve seen how poverty
By: JESSICA SAULNIER FREDERICTON– On Monday night, Fredericton City Council voted 10-2 on a motion supporting a guaranteed livable basic income. The resolution means the
By: ELLA CERON AND BLOOMBERG Chicago and other cities in Illinois are offering some of their residents a guaranteed income in pilot program as they seek to even out
By: Geoff Crocker The macroeconomics of universal basic income (UBI) is insufficiently addressed, both in proposing and in evaluating UBI. The UBI/macroeconomy interface is bidirectional.
By: JIM PUGH With the November midterm elections fast approaching, the path the United States government will take over the next two years is looking
By: Sam Gregory A groundbreaking new report has revealed majority support in the UK for a wide range of progressive and transformative policies that could address
By: JACQUI GERMAIN Since the 2019 launch of Stockton, California’s, highly publicized universal basic income pilot, led by former mayor Michael Tubbs, guaranteed income pilot programs have multiplied across the country.
By: Guy Standing We in the UK are living in an age of chronic uncertainty, in which crises pile into one another, plunging millions of
Analysis by Francis Wilkinson | Bloomberg Many affluent and dynamic North American cities share a great flaw: high levels of homelessness. But its prevalence in Vancouver
See original article here. The National Education Health and Allied Workers’ Union, NEHAWU, says it supports calls for the introduction of a universal basic income
By: firstname.lastname@example.org (Grace Dean) See original article here. Los Angeles County has launched a universal basic income pilot program. The scheme will give $1,000 a
By: The Editorial Board There’s a scene in the movie I, Robot where a robot-hating police officer, played by Will Smith, is questioning the manufacturer
By: CKOM News See original article here. With prices still on the rise in Saskatchewan, the provincial government is now ready to provide financial help
By: Carilee Osborne See original article here. South Africa is one of the most unequal countries in the world, with extremely high rates of poverty
By: Rogelio Mares See original article here. DENVER (KDVR) — A new proposed basic income program by the City of Denver would provide financial assistance
See original article here. LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles County‘s guaranteed basic income program is underway, with 1,000 residents now receiving $1,000 a month for the next
By: Carol Paton See original article here. SA should make the R350 social grant permanent and raise taxes to pay for it, says the Organisation
By: Colette Sheridan See original article here. A further delay in rolling out the Basic Income for the Arts (BIA) scheme has been criticised by
See original post here. Have you ever been told “hard work will get you where you want to be”? Anyone who belongs to an equity
By: Nate Golden and Max Ghenis See original article here Federal income tax rates range from 10 percent in the lowest income bracket to 37
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: N Chandra Mohan. See original post here. There is again a buzz surrounding the provision of a universal basic income (UBI) recommended by a
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
Original press release can be seen here. Global Income Coin, a crypto non-profit company, secured $2 million to launch a new cryptocurrency that ultimately will provide a
By: Heather Cherone. Original post can be seen here. More than 90,000 Chicagoans applied to be part of the city’s study that will test whether
In 2020 and 2021, government spending rose by almost £400 billion, covering policies from furlough to free school meals. This spending dominated the national conversation, but
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
The program gave 110 random residents $400 a month for one year. The results are impressive as measured by reduction in stress. By: Steve Lenox
The robots will take the most tedious, most dangerous jobs first, in most things. Trucking is no exception. By: Kyle Stock Original Post: https://www.bloombergquint.com/business/self-driving-trucks-could-replace-90-of-long-haul-jobs Autonomous
In 2020, the South African government introduced a Social Distress Relief (SDR) Grant of R350 to provide much-needed support for those who were particularly vulnerable
By: Leo Aquino Original Post: https://www.businessinsider.com/personal-finance/families-affected-child-tax-credit-payments-stopped-2022-3 _____________________________________ Highlights: US parents received $250 monthly child tax credit payments from July to December 2021 under Biden’s Build
By: Jeong-Ho Lee. Original Post: https://lmtribune.com/world/south-korea-elects-yoon-as-new-president-in-hawkish-turn/article_16d2247b-f400-59f0-a242-d292a1eb3ae3.html Former top prosecutor Yoon Suk-yeol won election as South Korea’s president, returning the conservative opposition to power after five
By: Eli Dvorkin and Mo Russell Leed Original Post: https://nycfuture.org/research/basic-income-for-transition-age-foster-youth The past four years, more than 20 cities and states across the country have launched
Means testing does not work like universal benefits, it denies people entitlements they have contributed to and are eligible for By: Peter Beresford Original Post:
Chicagoans can apply to the universal basic income program in April. It was one of four anti-poverty initiatives Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced Thursday. By: Kelly
The Fundamental Rights commission of the Constitutional Convention of Chile proposed 2 different articles to guarantee a basic income. There is reason to be hopeful.
“These trees which he plants, and under whose shade he shall never sit, he loves them for themselves, and for the sake of his children
Momentum has grown for UBI-style programs By Sarah Holder Original article: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-12-28/the-u-s-cities-giving-residents-direct-cash-payments At least 20 guaranteed income pilots have launched in cities and counties across the
Lee Jae-myung’s progressive platform in the presidential race could give transformative politics a boost globally. By Neil Howard Original article: https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2021/12/20/radical-hope-coming-from-south-korea In the face of
By Barbados Today Original article: https://barbadostoday.bb/2021/12/09/363485/ It appears that the Government is moving ahead with a plan to provide Barbadians with a universal basic income,
By Daniel Ziffer Original article: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-09/basic-income-push-in-australia-after-covid-welfare/100681912 Single mother Juanita McLaren never stops thinking about money, because she doesn’t have it. “It’s the number one thing that
44% of respondents support the idea of a universal basic income compared to 23% who oppose it. By Basit Mahmood Original article: https://leftfootforward.org/2021/11/exclusive-voters-support-a-universal-basic-income/ Almost twice
By Bob Redell Original article: https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/making-it-in-the-bay/fremont-city-leaders-vote-to-study-universal-basic-income-pilot-program/2715880/ Fremont could become the next Bay Area city to create universal basic income for residents as city leaders late Tuesday
by Serkan Simsir Original article: https://basicincome.org/news/2021/11/a-new-project-from-fribis-universal-basic-income-and-gender/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=a-new-project-from-fribis-universal-basic-income-and-gender The Freiburg Institute for Basic Income Studies (FRIBIS), a network of several faculties at the University of Freiburg, has expanded
By Bryce Shreve Original article: https://spectrumnews1.com/ky/louisville/news/2021/11/01/attica-scott-prefiles-universal-basic-income-bill-kylege?cid=id-app15_m-share_s-web_cmp-app_launch_august2020_c-producer_posts_po-organic FRANKFORT, Ky. — A bill pre-filed in Kentucky’s general assembly aims to establish universal basic income (UBI) in the Commonwealth.
By Cyburcoin Team Key Takeaways Vitalik Buterin has sold off dog coins he received in his Ethereum wallet. The total sales of the tokens netted
In a video message to the Fourth World Meeting of Popular Movements on Saturday, Pope Francis called for a universal basic income, education, and healthcare,
A Resilience Universal Basic Income would guarantee economic security for every household in the UK as we recover from COVID-19 By Patrick Brown The end
By Deborah Bayliss Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins’s plan for a pilot Guaranteed Basic Income (GBI) program is finally seeing some movement. Not much had been said
By Karen Day It was the devastation of the Second World War that gave birth to the UK’s welfare state, and now, argues Louise Casey, the
By Richard Gurner Universal Basic Income (UBI). It’s a topic that has generated many headlines in Wales in recent months. The concept of UBI is
by Justin Phillips on Sep. 12, 2021 When I talked to Sheryl Davis days after San Francisco announced the Dream Keeper Fellowship — a pilot
As part of a composite motion to conference, Artists’ Union England is calling on the TUC to support UBI trials for workers in the creative
By: PAIGE PFLEGER. The group Moving Nashville Forward has raised money for the city’s first guaranteed income pilot study. They plan to give 25 North
Canada’s National Observer asked federal Green Party Leader Annamie Paul about hot-button issues in the upcoming election, and what Canada needs to focus on to tackle
The government could give all Americans benefits that enable them to purchase what they need for a balanced diet. And I have modeled three different
Actor Greg Wise has said it is time to end “toxic Victorian thinking” about the “undeserving” poor and introduce Universal Basic Income. By: Judith Duffy
By: Ben Winck A handful of Native American tribes are using federal pandemic aid for new rounds of stimulus payments. Across a handful of Native
As robotic technology evolves quickly to perform many tasks people can do – the labor market will feel its full effect. This is why UBI
Young people aged 14 to 24 may be the most vulnerable of all young people since WWII. Their mental health has been affected by: · A
Universal basic income has emerged as a major issue ahead of the presidential election, which is now just nine months away. BY: SHIM SAE-ROM, SOHN
The city of Alexandria, Virginia, is joining a growing number of cities across the U.S. that are sending money to poor residents, no strings attached.
By: Greg Iacurci. ______________________________________ KEY POINTS: Homebase and UKG, which offer time-management and payroll services, issued separate analyses indicating employment hasn’t increased in states that
By: KEVIN CLARKE In the early months of the COVID-19 crisis, more than 1,200 economists from around the world urged governments in an open letter
By: Spencer Daniels Uganda is a southeastern African country neighboring Lake Victoria, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), South Sudan, Kenya and Tanzania.
The Green Party has reiterated its calls for a universal basic income to offer protection for all, as the government risks the livelihoods of millions
By: Sheila Bair The writer is former Chair of the FDIC and former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury for Financial Institutions. More and more
By: Theresa Edlmann, Engenas Senona, Erin Torkelson and Wanga Zembe On Sunday 25 July 2021 President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the R350 Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress (SRD) Grant will
The real test of a “real” universal basic income needs to include everyone. Can this approach survive the scrutiny that is sure to come? By:
As the idea of different versions of UBI continues to gather support among the public, attention is turning to specifics at how UBI would work
By: Tony Messenger The man standing under the bus stop shelter on Washington Avenue was looking around, seemingly aimlessly, until he caught my eye. I
Companies see automation and other labor-saving steps as a way to emerge from the health crisis with a permanently smaller workforce. UBI is now an
Guaranteed income programs are becoming increasingly popular in cities and towns across the country By Dan McGowan Providence is ready to roll out its guaranteed
By: ADAM BEAM California lawmakers on Thursday approved the first state-funded guaranteed income plan in the U.S., committing $35 million for monthly cash payments to qualifying
By MICHAEL HILTZIK Starting Thursday, the money will begin to flow in one of the most important government initiatives ever aimed at transforming the economics of
A British Columbia government-commissioned report dismissed the idea of a basic income, much to the disappointment of some antipoverty advocates. By: By Yuen Pau Woo.
New book highlights the need to distribute jobs, income and other essential resources in a way that treats people who are young and old as
By: Steven Pressman Raising children is expensive. A typical middle-class, two-child family spends $13,000 annually on each child, or nearly a quarter-million dollars per child
By: Jason Ruiz Five hundred households in one of the city’s poorest neighborhoods will be part of Long Beach’s guaranteed income pilot program that will
Its creators want a crypto-based UBI and plan to use an eyeball scanner to prevent fraud. By: Victoria Song If you thought cryptocurrency shenanigans ended
Vowing to alleviate unfairness and inequality, Lee promises to turn crisis into opportunity with powerful policies By: Kan Hyeong-woo Gyeonggi Province Gov. Lee Jae-myung officially
The data trust could, for a fee, give controlled access to our data. Those fees would be collected and distributed to the citizens as dividends,
Some workers learned to stand up for themselves a bit more during, and due to, the pandemic. Will this trend last? By MATTHEW ROZSA One of
UBI programs are a hot topic among economists and policymakers. Can it live up to its promise to eradicate poverty and solve the crisis of
The economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have brought calls for a universal basic income. While it’s no silver bullet, they can allow workers say
The project joins a growing list of local experiments in no-strings-attached payments to homeless young adults. By: Sarah Holder New York will become the latest U.S. city to start
Recipients of the money can spend it as they wish, but will be asked to participate in periodic surveys about their physical health, mental health
BY MELISSA MONTALVO A Fresno-area politician wants California to prioritize struggling San Joaquin Valley farmworkers in a proposed pilot program that would put cash in the
The U.S. economy needs a sprawling labor force willing to work tough jobs at crummy wages to keep goods cheap and services plentiful. By: Ezra Klein
Cutting off unemployment insurance early is all politics, not economics. This is why UBI is so critical. By: Emily Stewart Karen just needs a few more
Artist-Centered Employment Program and Guaranteed Income Program Recognize Artists as Critical Workers The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation today announced details for Creatives Rebuild New York (CRNY), a
Universal programs in moments of economic transformation prove to endure with popular support. Will it last? By: Shaby Missaghi History has a habit of repeating itself.
Tory Government snubbing Universal Credit proves we should free Scotland from UK By: Annie Brown A Caribbean friend of mine taught me a new phrase
Study after study continues to provide mounting evidence that UBI works despite politicians obstructionists positions due to pollical pressures. Will UBI prevail? By Deirdre Pike and
Though imperfect, Covid support measures changed attitudes to those who have less money through no fault of their own By: Zoe Williams With an estimated
We should not underestimate the financial hardship young people and students face due to high levels of debt, rising levels of mental health problems and
By: NICK BOWMAN King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove announced this week that he intends to push for a preliminary study into universal basic income. Upthegrove noted
A $3.46 million gift from #StartSmall, a charity created by the Twitter and Square CEO, funds the expansion. By: Lily Janiak San Francisco’s pilot program
Covid has given the world a moment to re-evaluate our relationship to work, life and social justice. How can we create new policies to meet
‘You Can Trust People To Give Them Cash’: Why Skeptics Of Universal Basic Income Are Wrong By: Aidan Connelly In a win for proponents of universal
Jamie Swift and Elaine Power’s book offers a compelling argument that it’s time to give Canadians more freedom and security. By: Paloma Pacheco “The good
To ease the pain of reforms the government is introducing a donor-funded scheme that aims to provide a temporary $5 basic monthly income to 80%
The American Rescue Plan lifted millions out of poverty and charted a new course for economic assistance by emphasizing direct cash relief. Is UBI next?
Nixon, Guaranteed Income and our future. How the 37th President Laid a Foundation for Monthly Cash By: Scott Santens ______________________________________________ This article appeared in Humanity
Councilwoman Margaret Abe-Koga makes a pitch for UBI using stimulus funds By: Kevin Forestieri Calling it the right time to test the waters on an
Newark’s pilot will be one of the nation’s largest in collaboration with Mayors for a Guaranteed Income, a national network of mayors advocating for a guaranteed
Scores of politicians including almost half of Welsh parliament have signed UBI trial pledge By: Steven Morris Scores of politicians who won seats in last
The 2021 Korea Basic Income Fair, the world’s largest venue for public discussions on basic income, attracted more than 600,000 online and offline visitors before
Denver nonprofit is testing regular “UBI-like” monthly payments as a potential answer to homelessness. By: Sloan Dickey The circumstances that lead to homelessness is a problem
Social change is often bottoms up, starting from people and then moving through the political process. UBI is no different and the people are speaking
Concentrated poverty is one of Harrisburg’s biggest problems. Will UBI help? The mayor wants to give it a shot. By: Charles Thompson | email@example.com Harrisburg
At the heart of this concept is the idea of individual freedom and personal dignity, or more particularly, the means by which individuals can exercise
Unemployment insurance as a share of personal income spiked during the pandemic more than in other recessions. Time for UBI? By: Juliana Kaplan,Madison Hoff During
The Pandemic changed people’s thinking and now most would welcome government-sponsored job training and other interventions according to Pew Research Institute BY KAT DEVLIN, SHANNON SCHUMACHER AND J.J. MONCUS
The disconnect between poverty and unemployment is not surprising but as of last month, the U.S. poverty rate has been on an upward trajectory. It
The $24 million program in LA would be the largest UBI experiment of its kind in the United States. The stakes couldn’t be higher. By: LIBBY
By: Jackson Cote | firstname.lastname@example.org As the debate over the idea of universal basic income continues across the country, the city of Cambridge is set to
Guaranteed income programs, no matter whom they support, must frequently battle the same zombie ideas. By Lily Janiak When the city announced last month that it
As new $1,400 Covid stimulus checks roll in, Americans are using them to pay monthly bills, regardless of their incomes, a new survey finds. By:
If the pandemic taught economic policy makers nothing else, it’s the value of nimble fiscal supports in averting disaster and weathering hard times. By: David
SCOTLAND has a “radical opportunity” to introduce a universal basic income (UBI), with the next Scottish Parliament expected to have a majority of MSPs who
“We have to create an entirely new structure for the Internal Revenue Service. We are not historically a benefits delivery federal agency,” Rettig said on
By Andrew Trunsky After years of fiscal conservatism and deficit hawkishness, the Republican Party has shown signs of a shift toward a more populist, pro-worker
We can’t be an anti-racist, just society until we have safe and stable families and communities. And for this we need cash. Let’s first provide
With 8.7 per cent of Canadians living below the poverty line and thousands more struggling to make ends meet, backers of this policy say a
The Bay Area is ground zero for UBI. More than anything, these pilots could help normalize the concept of guaranteed income, for the public and
By Marc E. Fitch The City of Hartford’s Court of Common Council voted in March to create a task force to assess the possibility of a
Capitalism is the problem, social movements denounce on World Health Day. By Michele de Mello, translated by Ítalo Piva On April 7th, World Health Day,
Providing Canadians a basic income could cut poverty by almost half in 2022, based on the federal poverty line. By Jolson Lim A national guaranteed basic
By Greg Iacurci Nearly 2.4 million Americans were unemployed for at least a year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which issued its March
By Sarah Delahaye More and more people feel that universal basic income (UBI) could change our society for the better. But how can we make
What doxo’s data tells us about how consumers are spending their third $1400 stimulus check. doxo’s data shows that once stimulus checks started to appear
Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) admits they inflicted psychological harm on benefit claimants, engaged in unofficial sanctioning targets, and pushed disabled people into work
A intimate and personal story that gets at the heart of the challenges of being a single mother. Imagine how UBI can support these families.
His Family Security Act, which would pay parents a monthly stipend as they raise their children, has united an unusually diverse swath of experts and
The bloc’s recovery efforts are falling short of those in the US. When European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen presented a landmark EU recovery
By Jacob Pramuk Twenty-one Senate Democrats led by Ron Wyden are pushing President Joe Biden to include recurring direct payments and an extension of jobless benefits
By Catherine Clifford Artificial intelligence will create so much wealth that every adult in the United States could be paid $13,500 per year from its windfall
Introducing a Basic Income Guarantee would cost a lot of money. The good news is that we can finance them by raising taxes on the
Former call center workers said that stopping fraud was prioritized over providing benefits. Opinion by the Tampa Bay Times Editorial Board It’s no secret that
This is a list of some arguments in support of UBI that I’ve most frequently come across during my years of following the UBI discussion.
Imagine a new model: a smaller number of American workers using labor-saving methods, who also get high wages out of a much bigger chunk of
The Marin program will provide $1,000 monthly grants to 125 low wage-earning women of color who are raising at least one child in Marin County.
Eligible artists must be aged 18 and over, have suffered loss of income due to the pandemic and have an artistic practice “rooted in a
Should the massive federal assistance have been more targeted? We should be glad it wasn’t. By Robert Shapiro Both progressives and conservatives criticized the three major
The Automatic Boost to Communities (or ABC) Act is cosponsored by U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal and is a long shot to say the least. By Todd
By Sarah Ravani Oakland plans to start a guaranteed income program this spring for 600 residents — one of the largest such programs in the country,
“The results of this experiment will demonstrate whether basic income is a fleeting issue or a means by which to solve problems such as future
Artists make up just under 1% of the labor force—that’s more than the number of workers in either the auto manufacturing or utilities sectors. But
‘Payments may be making their way into mutual funds and ETFs’: Goldman Sachs analysts wrote. By William Watts Stock-market investors poured a record amount of money into U.S.
Families will not get cash or checks, but debit cards they can use to make purchases. 110 Paterson families will receive $400 per month for
Pandemic parenting is impossible. American work culture is a big reason why. By Anna North Erica, an Indiana mom, was working part time last spring as
The newly enacted child tax credit has the potential to reduce the number of rent-burdened households with children by nearly 9%. By Dana Anderson The newly
Opinion by Tarek Fatah The sight of the homeless sleeping on sidewalks in below-freezing temperatures is not an uncommon sight for those of us who
A new report on the California’s city’s no-strings-attached money experiment shows that the $500 monthly stipend did more than improve recipients’ well-being: It helped them find work.
Spain will test a four-day workweek in a new pilot program this year, The Guardian reports. The government will cover costs for employers who offer
Biden’s stimulus plan contains an experiment in Universal Basic Income. The bill’s child tax credit has the potential to change the way that the United
Ensuring everyone has decent public services and a guaranteed income could transform the UK after the pandemic Opinion by Anna Coote and Neal Lawson As Britain’s economy
By Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press OTTAWA — The idea of creating a universal basic income is being pushed by Liberal MPs and grassroots party
For too long people in need have been stereotyped as lazy and dependent. Cash payments give them the breathing room to chart a better life
A guaranteed income gives people the mental, physical and economic benefits that come with a basic level of financial security — including the ability to
“Although there is now a little library of books on Basic Income, we believe that our effort is unique in that it tells detailed, personal
He is best known for his work on a Stockton pilot project that provided $500 a month to a small group of low-income residents. By Carla
How government-provided cash gives people the tools to solve their own problems. By Aisha Nyandoro and Natalie Foster As President Joe Biden prepares to sign the
The words in this video essay were authored by writer and UBI advocate Scott Santens. Video by Build The Floor. _____ To view original video
“Without UBI, I believe many feel the very capitalist system itself is in crisis,” says Govorner Lee Jae-myung. By William Gallo, Lee Juhyun SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA –
The Robots Are Coming for Phil in Accounting. By Helen Lyons The robots are coming. Not to kill you with lasers, or beat you in
By Helen Lyons Working towards a universal basic income is urgent, says Georges-Louis Bouchez, president of the conservative Mouvement Reformateur party (MR). Bouchez spoke about
“Social assistance provided as charity rather than rights do not prevent poverty but perpetuate it,” 92 groups have said in a joint statement. Several unions,
Under the plan passed Tuesday, $6 million would go toward a universal basic income pilot program in Councilman Curren Price’s South L.A. and downtown district.
Instead of reserving CARES Act stimulus funds for municipal operations — like everywhere else in the United States — Skagway leaders decided to redistribute most
The American Rescue Plan would temporarily expand the child tax credit for 2021: allowing 17-year-old children to qualify, increasing the credit to $3,000 per child
LGBT+ people have so much to contribute to our society—be it in enterprise, the arts or in our politics. But still too many of us
Opinion by Eric Levitz For weeks, a handful of moderate Democrats in the Senate have been fighting to prevent $1,400 COVID-relief checks from reaching their own
By Aria Bendix In Stockton, California, 125 residents got $500 per month, no strings attached, for two years. After a year, full-time employment among them
Ten senators want to make direct payments and unemployment insurance extensions automatic until the economy recovers. By Kevin Robillard Ten Democratic senators are pushing President
Unconditional cash payments to residents are more of a floor to stand on than a safety net, say these Carolina scholars in light of a
Anne Case and Angus Deaton provide a compelling account of the problem, but anemic solutions. The epidemic of deaths of despair will continue unless we
If medically assisted death becomes more accessible for Canadians, we have a moral obligation to make living well — through housing, mental health supports —
Sen. Dave Cortese proposes statewide basic income pilot; a pilot that includes foster care youth as they leave the child welfare system. By Laurence Du Sault
By Lorie Konish KEY POINTS A new coronavirus relief bill is in the works and it could mean a big payday for some families. New
The Green Party is proposing a basic income model that would give every Canadian a basic revenue source that could cover necessities such as clothing,
For so many people, financial insecurity is a constant in their lives, curtailing their life chances and causing chronic stress. As I have argued before, universal basic income could
We are public opinion scholars at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. We conducted a survey to try to understand how the first round
Bill C-273 is focused on framing, testing and validating different models of UBI implementation to get to real answers and data. By Roderick Benns Julie Dzerowicz,
Durham’s proposal to experiment with a type of universal basic income is moving forward. By Thomasi McDonald Councilman Mark-Anthony Middleton recently announced a plan to
One universal truth holds both pre-pandemic and now: The number one obstacle to escaping an abuser is financial insecurity. This article contains descriptions and discussion
By Melissa Repko KEY POINTS Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said more customers spent their recent stimulus checks on necessities, such as groceries, rather than big-screen
The expert panel would have benefited from a political scientist or, heaven forbid, one or two people actually living in poverty sharing the pen. By Hugh
One woman’s work to get UBI onto the screens and into the hearts of Americans. By Diane Pagen People who care about winning a Universal
“I wake up and I feel privileged that I may have a positive impact on the lives of other people,” said Yang on Wednesday. By Jenni
Ulster County Executive Patrick Ryan, Tuesday, announced major programs aimed at helping families get back on their feet as the county and the rest of
Recurrent, direct payments should be a permanent part of the U.S. recession-fighting arsenal. Opinion by Mark Blyth Early in the COVID-19 pandemic last year, just one
UBI, at its core, is an unconditional cash transfer that guarantees a livable income regardless of work status. This differs from Canada’s current philosophy on
Giving people money is a proven, fast, equitable strategy to spur economic recovery. The truth is, we need recurring stimulus checks in addition to established
Maybe such fat checks wouldn’t have been as necessary if the country had a more robust support system for its people. Opinion by Noah Smith Americans
The human “fight or flight” response gives demagogues like Trump a tool for political manipulation. But we could replace oppression with a system of care. By Zach
By Anne Ternus-Bellamy Families with young children currently living in deep poverty in Yolo County would receive monthly cash assistance under a universal basic income pilot
By Jolson Lim Support for a basic income may be shifting from one end of the country to the other. Four senators are the latest leaders
Their output has ‘kept us all alive throughout this pandemic.’ But several blows have made the creative life too precarious. After a year of upheaval
By Greg Rosalsky As Washington debates sending checks to Americans and increasing the minimum wage, a new study offers evidence for how such policies could help eliminate
The Cost of Living examines claims made by UBI’s supporters and detractors and includes interviews with welfare rights adviser Barb Jacobson, the late anthropologist David
But who will pay? Two-thirds reject increase in their own taxes, most feel wealthy should be responsible June 18, 2020 – As the federal government extends
The left is eager to go big on the next coronavirus relief proposal. By Sarah Ferris More than 50 House progressives are pushing President Joe Biden
The Gerald Huff Fund for Humanity, a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the understanding, acceptance, and implementation of Universal Basic Income (UBI) programs to benefit all
Fifty female celebrities, business leaders, and activists have signed an open letter to President Joe Biden asking for a “Marshall Plan for Moms.” By Zlati
“Given the current crisis and the need for the urgent decisions to address the devastating humanitarian crisis facing the country, it would be opportune for
If a Biden relief package isn’t open-ended, and tied to a full recovery, America is doomed to repeat last-minute partisan fights over aid. Opinion by Claudia
By Sean McElwee & Dawn Milam Amid an economic crisis and devastating unemployment that has families across the country struggling to afford basic needs, a
Republicans need to focus on policies popular with voters and with middle-class families, and we have to compensate both businesses and households for their losses
Rep. Ilhan Omar tweeted this week that she was “circulating a letter to Biden” pushing for recurring payments. By Thomas Barrabi WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Ilhan Omar,
Biden earlier this month announced his intention to push for an expansion of the child tax credit as part of his $1.9 trillion economic relief package, and
The prefixes ‘food’, ‘child’ or ‘fuel’ make life for 14 million poor Britons seem easily fixable. In truth, radical action is needed By Aditya Chakrabortty
A decline in funding and changes in the workplace — and how long people are out of work — have left a program unequal to
Mayors for a Guaranteed Income, sometimes called “MGI,” was founded in June 2020 by founded by then-mayor of Stockton, California, Michael D. Tubbs. Meet the
Coloradans need real relief now. The more we can do to support struggling families and help boost our local communities now, the stronger we’ll bounce
An updated system of income and taxes would alleviate the worst crises the United States faces, including climate change. What’s more, we’ve got the numbers
Dr. King taught us that direct cash payments are a smart response to poverty and mass unemployment. In this crisis, we need to heed that
“Andrew’s commitment to a basic income is why I’m endorsing him, and why we’ve worked tirelessly to support Democrats across the country,” says King III. By: Jason Lemon
While enrolled in a universal basic income program, Patricia Jackson had access to a reserve of $3,200 that she was able to draw from when