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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
Almost half of all Brits back plans to give every UK citizen a cash payment regardless of employment...
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ALMOST half of all Brits back plans to give every UK citizen a cash handout regardless of employment, according to a new study. The Universal Basic Income (UBI) is a proposed blanket handout paid to all regardless of their age or whether they were in or o
By djanssen on 2017-09-14 05:53 UTC
Universal Basic Income: The Full Rundown...
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If youve been paying attention to recent advancements in artificial intelligence (if not, no worries, just check out some of my older work), youd know ...
By djanssen on 2017-09-14 05:53 UTC
Top Economists Endorse Universal Basic Income...
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Universal basic income is becoming increasingly popular as a potential solution to the social problems caused by poverty and rising inequality - and to the twin threats of globalisation and automation.
By aphrodite on 2017-08-31 07:37 UTC
Hawaii just became the first US state to pass a bill supporting basic income...
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Despite the current focus on the concept, it actually isn't particularly new. In fact, former US President Richard Nixon actually floated the idea back in 1969.
By rjx32 on 2017-06-24 16:38 UTC
Should all Americans receive a guaranteed income?...
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Having a monthly, tax-free, no-strings-attached income that would cover the basics for life may sound too good to be true, but it's no fantasy. The idea of universal basic income (UBI) already has been implemented in some regions, such as Canada, Euro
By rjx32 on 2017-06-24 16:37 UTC
Finnish citizens given universal basic income report lower stress levels and greater incentive to work...
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Finland has been giving 2,000 of its citizens an unconditional income for the last five months and some are already seeing the benefits, reporting decreased stress, greater incentives to find work and more time to pursue business ideas.
By rjx32 on 2017-06-24 16:37 UTC
Is an Allowance for All Americans as Crazy as It Sounds?...
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Michael D. Tanner Looking for the next big political idea? How about this: Lets scrap our entire social welfare system, including all of our anti-poverty programs, unemployment insurance, Medicare and even Social Security. In its place, just send every A
By rjx32 on 2017-06-14 01:36 UTC
Mark Zuckerberg says basic income is worth exploring in Harvard commencement speech...
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made his first public endorsement of universal basic income, a system in which all people receive checks just for being alive.
By rjx32 on 2017-05-26 02:37 UTC
A historian's TED talk on basic income got a standing ovation — here's what he said...
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Historian and author Rutger Bregman gave a TED talk on the importance of helping people by giving them cash, no questions asked.
By rjx32 on 2017-05-25 12:35 UTC
Can universal basic income counter the ill-effects of the gig economy?...
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Platforms like eBay, Uber, Airbnb, and Freelancer are thriving, growing the digital economy and disrupting existing business. But the question arising now is how to ensure that the transformations they entail have a positive impact on society.
By aphrodite on 2017-04-25 03:33 UTC
Canada's Ontario province to try basic income scheme in three-year pilot...
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OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's province of Ontario said on Monday it will offer a basic wage to those who are out of work or have low incomes, the latest region to experiment with providing a guaranteed income
By aphrodite on 2017-04-25 03:31 UTC
A radical plan to end poverty is gaining momentum in Canada...
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Countries around the world, from Finland to Namibia to the Netherlands and Kenya, are trying something so simple that it just might work: Handing out cash, no strings attached, to its citizens. Theyre all testing out versions of universal basic income. An
By aphrodite on 2017-03-22 07:40 UTC
Pilot project to introduce a basic income in Ontario gets strong public support...
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A proposed provincial pilot project to give some people struggling on poverty-level welfare payments and low-wage jobs a basic income with no strings attached, received a thumbs-up during recent online and public consultations.Ontarians are also keen to k
By aphrodite on 2017-03-22 07:39 UTC
One income for all: far-fetched, or future fact?...
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It is a utopian idea, literally, but is enjoying a renaissance as politicians and policy wonks grapple with technology-driven changes that could redefine our very understanding of work. If robots and machine intelligence threaten to render many white-collar jobs obsolete, then what will people do
By viper1 on 2017-02-01 16:03 UTC
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