Tag: Unemployment

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UBI could begin the cultural shift of uncoupling moral worth from employment

Todd* is a trim 45-year-old, but when he walks into the upscale diner where we are meeting, his shoulders …

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Universal Basic Income is older than you think, but coronavirus gave it wings

In the darkest hour of the coronavirus pandemic, in the face of an expected 30 percent unemployment rate and a likely …

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MSNBC’s Ali Velshi: Universal Basic Income is the Solution

MSNBC’s Ali Velshi on how universal basic income will protect Americans as automation shrinks the workforce, especially those living …

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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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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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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 …

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA - Former foster youth and Razing the Bar co-founder Dontae Lartigue works, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at his non-profit in San Jose, Calif., helping foster youth with professional development. (Karl Mondon/Bay Area News Group)

Why one Bay Area County Is Exploring Basic Income for Former Foster Youth

When Dontae Lartigue left foster care right before his 19th birthday in 2009, finding housing in Santa Clara County …

Since the late 1990s, Australia has paid private companies and non-profits to run 1,800 job centres tasked with getting people into work. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/AAP

An inside look at Australia’s work-for-welfare system from three caseworkers

About 400,000 unemployed Australians are obliged to engage with Jobactive, the government’s main employment services program, in order to …

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Germany just guaranteed unemployed citizens around $330 per month indefinitely. The policy is a step closer to basic income.

For about 15 years, Germany offered a social assistance benefit that was widely considered the opposite of basic income. …

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American jobs are getting worse, new economic index shows

Although the U.S. is on a record streak for job-creation, many Americans still feel like they can’t get ahead …

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Obama: Consider a universal basic income.

In his first major speech since leaving office, former President Barack Obama endorsed the idea of providing a universal …

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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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How robots, artificial intelligence, and machine learning will affect employment and public policy

Emerging technologies like industrial robots, artificial intelligence, and machine learning are advancing at a rapid pace, but there has …

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Obama: Consider a universal basic income.

In his first major speech since leaving office, former President Barack Obama endorsed the idea of providing a universal …