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Economic and Social Transformation Subcommittee: South Africa Could Implement Basic Income Within One to Two Years

“Given the current crisis and the need for the urgent decisions to address the devastating humanitarian crisis facing the …

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Opinion: Put the Money Printer on Autopilot

If a Biden relief package isn’t open-ended, and tied to a full recovery, America is doomed to repeat last-minute …

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59 Percent of Likely Voters Support Local Guaranteed Basic Income Pilot Programs

By Sean McElwee & Dawn Milam Amid an economic crisis and devastating unemployment that has families across the country …

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Opinion: Conservatives should support Biden’s $1,400 COVID-19 relief checks

Republicans need to focus on policies popular with voters and with middle-class families, and we have to compensate both …

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Rep. Ilhan Omar calls on Biden to back recurring cash payments until economy recovers

Rep. Ilhan Omar tweeted this week that she was “circulating a letter to Biden” pushing for recurring payments. By …

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Democrats drafting plan to give parents $250 to $300 per month per child

Biden earlier this month announced his intention to push for an expansion of the child tax credit as part of his …

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Opinion: The problem is poverty, however we label it

The prefixes ‘food’, ‘child’ or ‘fuel’ make life for 14 million poor Britons seem easily fixable. In truth, radical …

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How the American Unemployment Assistance System Failed

A decline in funding and changes in the workplace — and how long people are out of work — …

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Meet the mayors pushing for basic income in 30 cities across the U.S.

Mayors for a Guaranteed Income, sometimes called “MGI,” was founded in June 2020 by founded by then-mayor of Stockton, …

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Direct cash payments have been critical for Colorado families — Congress must pass more

Coloradans need real relief now. The more we can do to support struggling families and help boost our local …

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Why Universal Basic Income Should Be President Biden’s Top Priority

An updated system of income and taxes would alleviate the worst crises the United States faces, including climate change. …

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A $2,000 Check Is a Good Start, but Struggling Americans Need $2,000 Every Month

Dr. King taught us that direct cash payments are a smart response to poverty and mass unemployment. In this …

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Martin Luther King III Endorses Andrew Yang for Mayor Because of His Support for UBI

“Andrew’s commitment to a basic income is why I’m endorsing him, and why we’ve worked tirelessly to support Democrats across the …

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Unconditional Cash Program in Chicago Provides Further Evidence in Support of UBI

While enrolled in a universal basic income program, Patricia Jackson had access to a reserve of $3,200 that she …

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Providing workers with UBI did not reduce the amount of effort they put into their work, according to a lab experiment conducted by Spanish economists

Universal Basic Income did not disincentivize people from working. The results of this study contradict one of the most …

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Cash relief for the poor now: Andrew Yang says he can deliver on Martin Luther King Jr.’s promise

Yang is a Democratic candidate for mayor of New York. King is a civil and human rights advocate. By: Andrew …

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Yang’s Rivals in the NYC Mayoral Race Adopt Basic Income Guarantees Into Their Own Platforms

Andrew Yang favors a modified version of universal basic income that would provide payments of about $2,000 to a …

Opinion: The Democrats’ victory in Georgia was a vote for cash assistance.

Prioritizing direct monthly payments isn’t just good policy—it’s good politics. By: Sean Kline and Jim Pugh “It’s not hyperbole, you can …

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Editorial: 2020 Revealed That Universal Basic Income Cannot Wait Any Longer

By: Scott Santens Everything seemed to change in 2020, and yet in very important ways, what really needed to didn’t, …

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Andrew Yang Officially Announces Candidacy for NYC Mayor

Tech entrepreneur Andrew Yang, a former presidential contender, officially declared his run for New York City mayor. In a …

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BIEN Congress 2021 – Call for UBI papers

The local organising committee for the 2021 Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) Congress in Glasgow are very excited to …

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The Creator Economy Needs a Middle Class

By: Li Jin Summary: Right now, the creative economy relies on platforms like YouTube and Instagram and it looks a …

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The European Citizens’ Initiative for Unconditional Basic Income

The ECI is asking for a universal basic income that is unconditional, individual, and of a quantity that is …

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Australia’s Cashless Debit Card System is Racist and Should Be Replaced With A Universal Basic Income

Imagine how much healthier societies can function if a check showed up in people’s mailboxes to save them from …

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Universal basic income would offer a safety net as we adjust to the new normal

The idea of a UBI for all citizens is gaining traction because UBI gives us the freedom to say …

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Covid-19 has made a basic income system an economic imperative

Post-Covid, we must build a new income distribution system that will provide society, and every individual, with much greater …

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Social Security for All?

The pandemic has exposed the systemic failures of America’s inadequate welfare state. It’s time to start over. By: MIMI …

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It’s not just ‘leftists’ who support a basic income

By: Tarek Fatah My column last week endorsing a guaranteed basic income triggered a surprising denunciation by many as …

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Basic income must become part of a new settlement, for a new post-Covid age

By: Patrick Hurley. – I read with real interest Anna Coote’s article earlier this week, which questioned the arguments and assumptions …

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“A universal basic income should be the post-pandemic legacy we leave the next generation.”

Now, more than ever, we need a state that lifts people out of poverty and gives them the equality …

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After universal cash relief, South Korea is showing increasing interest in universal basic income

By Ock Hyun-ju ——- Gyeonggi Province Gov. Lee Jae-myung announces a basic income program designed to help residents and …

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Reality Check By: Gisele Huff, Founder and President of Fund for Humanity I despair. Because of the extraordinary, devastating …

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Universal basic income is about universal basic security

Imagine, for a moment, that the robots have won. The year is 2049—the same year researchers once pegged as …

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California state lawmaker introduces bill to create universal basic income of $1K a month

California Assemblyman Evan Low (D) introduced a bill this week to create a universal basic income in the state, …

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Universal basic income is gaining ground in some cities

NEWARK, N.J. — Local leaders across the United States are turning to private donors to fund an out-of-the-box policy …

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Universal Basic Income Gains Momentum Beyond Yang at Fourth Debate as Gabbard and Castro Add Their Support

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang promoted his signature campaign promise of a $1,000 “Freedom Dividend” for all Americans during Tuesday’s …

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The crazy, true story of Nixon and basic income

Tech CEOs like Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk are talking up the idea of a universal basic income. But …

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Opinion: Universal basic income can work. I know it could be the difference between life and death

I am the daughter of a single mother, a mother who raised me and my sister with the help …

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The documentary, ‘UBI, our right to live’, now available online

The film directed by Álvaro Orús and promoted by Pressenza and Humanists for Basic Income, was premiered at the …

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Andrew Yang’s Freedom Dividend Is Only A Step Toward Elon Musk’s Basic Income Vision

Andrew Yang has managed to stay in the Texas Hold’em tournament past the first bubble. Unlike other outsiders, he …

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Andrew Yang responds to Bernie Sanders’ dismissal of universal basic income

Presidential candidate Andrew Yang on Tuesday fired back at Sen. Bernie Sanders‘s (I-Vt.) after the senator criticized him for …

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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 …

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 …

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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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George McGovern Proposed a Universal Basic Income. It Didn’t Go Well for Him.

Proposing to give every American a basic income hurt George McGovern in 1972. Maybe it will work better for …

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Will robots take your job?

(An alternate version of this article was originally published in the Boston Globe) On December 2nd, 1942, a team …

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$1,000 monthly in universal basic income gets put to a test

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang is putting his money where his mouth is: He’s giving families $1,000 a month …

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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 …