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Critics of universal basic income argue giving people money for nothing discourages working — but a study of Alaska's 36-year-old program suggests that's not the case...
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The Alaska Permanent Fund is tied to oil revenues and worth $65 billion. It has made an annual check of $1,000 to $2,000 available to virtually every citizen since 1982. The fear that giving people regular, no-strings-attached payments might discourage th
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-11-01 05:47 UTC
Y Combinator's $60 million basic-income experiment will begin next year...
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The tech incubator will finally begin its full-fledged basic-income test in 2019.
By aphrodite on 2018-08-29 03:41 UTC
Chicago May Become Largest City in U.S. to Try Universal Basic Income...
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Concerned that automation and unemployment will result in further political polarization, Alderman Ameya Pawar is promoting a pilot program to give $500 a month to 1000 Chicago families.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-07-16 21:38 UTC
Who Really Stands to Win from Universal Basic Income?...
Richard Nixon had originally intended that every poor family of four in America with zero income would receive sixteen hundred dollars a year (the equivalent of about eleven thousand dollars today), plus food stamps; the supplement would fade out as earnings increased. He sought to be the President
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-07-03 15:40 UTC
Billionaire Richard Branson: America should give out free cash to fix income inequality...
"It's a disgrace to see people sleeping on the streets with this material wealth all around them," says iconic entrepreneur Richard Branson. He says Europe should have a basic income too.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-07-03 15:36 UTC
Facebook Co-Founder Wants To Slap $3 Trillion Tax On Rich To Pay For Universal Basic Income...
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Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes wants to tax anyone who makes over $250,000 to the tune of nearly $3 trillion over ten years, then use the proceeds to provide universal basic income (UBI) to every working American who makes under $50,000 a year, includin
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-05-05 15:47 UTC
Can This Millennial Mayor Make Universal Basic Income a Reality?...
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Michael Tubbs is the 27-year-old leader of one of California's biggest cities. And he's using that position to try out some truly radical policy ideas.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-24 11:47 UTC
Finland is killing its world-famous basic income experiment...
While Finland's basic-income experiment is still attracting attention internationally, Finnish decision-makers have already made a silent U-turn, scrapping plans to extend the project.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-19 18:05 UTC
The entrepreneur who says there's a 'war on normal people' is running for president on a platform of giving nearly every American $1,000 each month...
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Andrew Yang argues that for capitalism to thrive in the United States, a universal basic income will have to help keep a generation of workers from being lost. His new book, "The War on Normal People," argues that a massive loss of jobs within the next 10-15 years is unavoidable. He advocates for a
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-04-07 17:23 UTC
Facebook Co-Founder: Government Should Pay $500 a Month to Workers Making Under $50K...
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Hughes says "definition of work" that would be required to qualify for the monthly benefit should be expanded to include a parent who takes care of their own child at home.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-03-03 14:11 UTC
A cradle-to-grave welfare system is best, but who would want it today? | Polly Toynbee...
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Beveridge’s work is being celebrated but 75 years on – and with public mood poisoned – his ideas would be a hard sell now
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-27 21:30 UTC
Why A.I. Has Made Universal Basic Income Support Skyrocket in Past Decade...
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Nearly half of Americans now support it.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-27 21:29 UTC
How Nixon was dissuaded from introducing a universal basic income...
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Letters: Things might have turned out differently had President Nixon not been reminded of Speenhamland, says David Beake. Plus Mike Higgins on how today's student loan system shows the feasibility of the sort of large taxation shift necessary for a U
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-27 21:29 UTC
Cash for all: Support mounts for universal basic income programs...
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More Americans are on board with programs that would provide regular checks, regardless of employment.
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-02-27 05:53 UTC
Is Finland's universal basic income trial too good to be true?...
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Europes first national experiment in giving citizens free cash has attracted huge media attention. But one year in, what does this project really hope to prove?
By Anonymous Submission on 2018-01-13 00:28 UTC
Venture capitalist has a plan to unite the aisles on basic income...
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Sam Altman has been nothing if not vocal about his belief in universal basic income (UBI). President of Silicon Valley's most prestigious startup accelerator, Y Combinator, Altman has led the charge in recent years to determine the feasibility of UBI.
By earlybird on 2017-12-19 07:46 UTC
This California city's 27-year-old mayor wants to give residents $500 free cash per month...
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Stockton, Calif., went bankrupt four years ago. Now Mayor Michael Tubbs wants to test a form of universal basic income.
By rjx32 on 2017-10-19 20:47 UTC
This Silicon Valley giant will give some $1,000 and others $50 a month to trial basic income...
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Start-up accelerator Y Combinator plans to roll out its initial cash handout trial to thousands of people across two U.S. states.
By rjx32 on 2017-09-21 17:12 UTC
The Guardian view on universal basic income: tax data giants to pay for it...
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Editorial: Hillary Clinton should have thrown caution to the wind and backed yearly payments to US citizens. These couldve been dividends from a fund financed by levying duties on tech giants that profit from a collective loss of privacy
By peterb on 2017-09-19 05:20 UTC
Universal basic income may be adopted in Scotland providing a weekly cash payment for life...
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Scotland may adopt a universal basic income scheme that would guarantee a cash payment of up to 150 a week to its citizens for the rest of their lives, Nicola Sturgeonhas said. The First Minister said she would fund research into the proposal that would i
By djanssen on 2017-09-14 06:45 UTC

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