THE SOCIAL DEBATE
The success of the expanded child tax credit shows why anti-poverty programs should be unconditional
We’ve been fighting poverty all wrong
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.
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 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.
Interest is growing, particularly among Western commentators, in arguments that governments should distribute a universal basic income (UBI) to citizens.
Basic Income Grant (BIG) Coalition of Namibia host a Concert to celebrate the 16th anniversary of International Basic Income Week
The Basic Income Grant (BIG) Coalition of Namibia will be hosting a #NoOneLeftOut Concert in Windhoek on Saturday to celebrate the 16th anniversary of International Basic Income Grant week.
Program doesn’t just support individuals but has ‘ripple effects for communities,’ Coun. Jen Vasic says
There is already evidence that the generous £400 per week package is being used by these young people to go on courses, or to put down a deposit on a flat.
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
Thousands of auto workers for the three-largest U.S. carmakers walked off the job last week because their pay has only increased fractionally in the wake of the auto companies’ soaring profits.
‘The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer,’ said Cambridge regional councilor
Cash transfer programs are forging a path for guaranteed income.
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.
The MU’s motion backing UBI was presented at TUC Young Workers Conference. We assess the concept, history, and feasibility of UBI.
This proposal for a European basic income is innovative and opens up opportunities for the majority of the population.
The theory that many people feel the work they do is pointless because their jobs are “bullshit” has been confirmed by a new study.
The NHS is loved because it is there for all of us. Could basic income play the same role for our generation?
Health Europa looks at how a basic income scheme could revolutionize NHS funding, potentially saving billions of pounds.
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?
Everald Compton advocates that every adult in Australia be given $500 a week, regardless of their job status or wealth.
New research has found that a Basic Income scheme could potentially save the National Health Service (NHS) tens of billions of pounds.
There is no need for more targeted subsidy schemes if Malaysia can roll out a Universal Basic Income scheme, says an economist.
Disasters can push the world’s poorest deeper into poverty. Now aid agencies are trying something new. They’re giving small bits of cash to people just before disaster strikes, instead of waiting until afterward.
People aren’t feeling as connected and devoted to their jobs as they did when they were seeing their coworkers in person every day.
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By Dana Goldstein See original post here. Colorado joins a growing list of states with bipartisan support for child tax
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.
By Matthew T. Johnson and Elliott Johnson See original article here. In October 1936, 200 men marched from South Tyneside to