THE BASICS OF UBI
On Prince Edward Island, a recent report has outlined how the province could reduce poverty by adopting a basic income. Meanwhile in Ottawa, the Senate is considering developing a framework for a national basic income. Momentum behind a basic income is clearly growing in Canada.
Recent experiences like the COVID-19 pandemic have brutally highlighted that traditional policy tools are inadequate in protecting the weakest sections of India.
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.
One fear about Universal Basic Income (UBI) is that it could cause rents to increase, partially or entirely diverting the benefit of UBI to landlords.
This book explores what a range of different academic disciplines have to say about universal basic income.
The circle of obligation and the mandatory-participation “social contract” (Mandatory Participation on Trial, Part 12)
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.
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: Joshua Preiss See original post here. Universal basic income is an idea usually associated with the political left.
See original post here. The idea of a European universal basic income bears potential as a palpable way of
Opinion: Basic income wouldn’t lead to adults leaving their jobs and could lift millions of children into brighter futures
By: Michael W. Howard When the child tax credit, first established in 1997, was expanded for a year in
By: Swapnil Pawar Universal basic income has been discussed at length in recent debates in economics. The mistaken and
By: Colin Drury It’s near the end of the month, and all 2.1 million adults living here have just
By: Sarah Krueger Tydricka Lewis is appreciative of the $600 she’s given each month as part of Durham’s guaranteed
By: Geoff Crocker The macroeconomics of universal basic income (UBI) is insufficiently addressed, both in proposing and in evaluating
By: Guy Standing We in the UK are living in an age of chronic uncertainty, in which crises pile
By: Carilee Osborne See original article here. South Africa is one of the most unequal countries in the world,
By: Hein Marais See original article here. For a very large proportion of South Africans, paid work is neither a
See original post here. Have you ever been told “hard work will get you where you want to be”?
By: Bhavana Kaushik. See original post here. In a world with skyrocketing housing prices, wages that don’t reflect productivity, and rampant worker
By: Tanner Matthews. See original post here. Demands for “economic justice” in public policy debates are emotionally powerful, imparting
By: Rhiannon Picton-James. See original post here. A universal basic income, regardless of salary, savings and no strings attached. No
By: JOHN FEFFER See original post here. In the remote rural village of Dauphin, in the Canadian province of
By: Rebecca Gao See original post here. When the federal government launched the Canada emergency response benefit (CERB) in
By: Benjamin Parkin Original post can be found here. The UN has asked Sri Lanka to introduce a temporary
By: Diana Bashur See original post here. _______________________________________ In a nutshell. What a regular, individual and predictable basic income
Named after a quote from Karl Marx, a leaflet picked up in a second-hand bookshop uncovers an ambitious proposal
Two years on from the first national coronavirus lockdown, Hannah Fearn examines the impact the pandemic had on mothers and argues
By: DAVID CASASSAS, JULIE WARK, AND JEAN WYLLYS … Original Post: https://www.counterpunch.org/2022/02/25/brazil-amazon-world-about-a-universal-basic-income/ “If the misery of the poor be caused
By Aliya Chikte and Gilad Isaacs Political will and strategic taxation channels could help bridge the yawning divide between
As the idea of different versions of UBI continues to gather support among the public, attention is turning to
A new report published today (22.06.21) by Public Health Wales suggests that introducing a basic income scheme in Wales could be a catalyst for
The economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have brought calls for a universal basic income. While it’s no silver