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Money for nothing: has the time come for universal basic income?

The Conversation Global | Posted 01.23.2017 | Good News
The Conversation Global

Can basic income become a worldwide policy? Moyan Brenn/Flickr, CC BY-SA Mark Smith, Grenoble École de Management (GEM) "Money for nothing" is not ...

Universal Basic Income Is Our Best Weapon Against The Rising Far Right

Prof. Guy Standing | Posted 01.17.2017 | Home
Prof. Guy Standing

LONDON ― A groundbreaking pilot project launched this week in Finland. The government is going to give a randomly selected group of 2,000 unemployed...

Finland Is Starting A National Experiment To Try To Prove A Basic Income Doesn’t Make People Lazy

Quartz | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 01.04.2017 | Home

By now you’ve probably heard of universal basic income. Giving everyone a set amount of money is billed as the solution to the the changing nature o...

Universal Basic Income: Side Effect of the Tech Revolution?

Remy Raisner | Posted 10.31.2016 | Technology
Remy Raisner

One of the biggest challenges of the digital revolution lays in its ability to handle 'creative destruction', namely the losses of jobs created by tec...

Everyone Should Be Able To Live A Creative Life

Zac Thompson | Posted 10.25.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

The RSA believe we can all be agents of change by stirring our passion into something tangible, something that can be shared with the world.

The Progressive Case for Replacing the Welfare State with Basic Income

Scott Santens | Posted 10.03.2016 | Politics
Scott Santens

It appears some establishment voices have picked up on a way of opposing the idea of the monthly citizen dividend of about $1,000 per month, known as universal basic income (UBI), in a way that successfully leaves some progressively minded people afraid.

What Is Universal Basic Income? And Give It To Me Now

Zac Thompson | Posted 09.16.2016 | HuffPost Live 321
Zac Thompson

There's really no telling what a universal basic income will do for the human race. It seems like a utopian solution that could potentially strengthen the developed world to a point of prosperity. Or it could be manipulated into a place of complete ruin by a lazy and entitled generation. We'll never know until we try.

Economic Growth and the Future of the Labour Market

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 07.06.2016 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

By Conor McGlynn, member of the St. Gallen Symposium's global Leaders of Tomorrow Community Reducing unemployment has traditionally been essential to...

World Peace Is Possible, But Is It Politic?

David Vognar | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics
David Vognar

We won't get world peace by converting others to our tribes. We can, however, come together to at least solve the problem of economic insecurity, if not inequality, which would put everyone on a solid footing and ease the tension that is a hallmark of our times.

An Argument Against Universal Basic Income

Quora | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics

What is Charles Murray missing in his argument for a basic income for every person in the US? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing net...

How Hillary Can Join the Revolution

Bruce Ackerman | Posted 06.07.2016 | Politics
Bruce Ackerman

If Hillary Clinton wants to mobilize Sanders' supporters for the November election, she should simply build on her past record and call on Americans to construct a stakeholder society.

Universal Basic Income Is the Best Tool to Fight Poverty

Scott Santens | Posted 06.02.2016 | Politics
Scott Santens

To fight poverty, we must simply abolish it. And to abolish it, we must get over the many scientifically unfounded mental barriers that have always prevented us from doing it to this day, mainly the notion that one must work for one's daily bread.

Varoufakis: Swiss Basic Income Vote Is An Idea Whose Time Has Come

The WorldPost | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 05.26.2016 | Home

Robots are replacing jobs everywhere at an ever faster rate -- and Yanis Varoufakis sees Switzerland as the first country with a practical proposal to...

Safe, happy, healthy - forever: Finding an alternative to growth

St. Gallen Symposium | Posted 05.18.2016 | Impact
St. Gallen Symposium

By Scott Colvin, member of the St. Gallen Symposium's global Leaders of Tomorrow community [T]he increase of wealth is not boundless. The stationar...

The Case for Cash for All

Chris Hughes | Posted 05.17.2016 | Politics
Chris Hughes

Universal tax credits for every American meet the demands of Republicans who want lower taxes and less government bureaucracy and the demands of Democrats who want to reinforce the social safety net.

Here's Why A Universal Basic Income Is The Key To Human Progress

Scott Santens | Posted 04.05.2016 | Politics
Scott Santens

Human beings are waking up early in the mornings to drive to offices to perform imaginary business in imaginary markets involving imaginary customers using imaginary money to buy imaginary goods and services instead of simply enjoying their non-imaginary and most definitely real lives with each other.

Progressive Rants from Alternate Universe Donald Trump

Mike Sandler | Posted 03.08.2017 | Comedy
Mike Sandler

In an alternate universe, Donald Trump uses his powers for good instead of evil. Now that this universe's Donald has done better than expected in early primaries, it is time for alternative Donald to weigh in on other important progressive issues.

Switching From Biblical End Times To The Doomsday Scenarios of Climate Science

Mike Sandler | Posted 02.15.2017 | Politics
Mike Sandler

The early Republican Presidential caucuses and primaries have put a spotlight on evangelical religious voters, reminding the secular (scientifically literate) community of the differences between their worldview and the one held by the Religious Right.

The Forgotten Dream of MLK

Stephen Seufert | Posted 01.27.2017 | Politics
Stephen Seufert

While workers across the nation fight for a $15 minimum wage and citizens suffer from institutional neglect in Flint, Michigan, we should remember Martin Luther King Jr. had a much more revolutionary dream for the United States of America.

The Science Behind Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol

Scott Santens | Posted 12.21.2016 | Science
Scott Santens

Studies show that as a person grows in wealth, they lose empathy for their fellow man. This is also directly tied in with inequality, because as someone climbs a curve exhibiting exponential growth, that person will have exponentially fewer peers.

The Path to an American Basic Income

Jim Pugh | Posted 12.17.2016 | Politics
Jim Pugh

In today's political climate, it's hard to imagine how a program as radical as Basic Income could be enacted. But in spite of the perceived impasse, there is a viable path to implementing Universal Basic Income in the United States. Here's how it can work.

Something Is Happening: Basic Income Create-a-Thons Are Here

Scott Santens | Posted 11.23.2016 | Business
Scott Santens

Something is happening in San Francisco. Perhaps someday we will look back and call it an epicenter of the 21st century.

Universal Basic Income Will Likely Increase Social Cohesion

Scott Santens | Posted 10.22.2016 | Science
Scott Santens

In their opinion pieces for the week-long series about universal basic income published in September by the Washington Post, I was struck by how both Oren Cass and Jonathan Coppage expressed a distinct lack of knowledge of the evidence we have available to inform our opinions on giving people money without strings attached, by citing none of it.

A Future Without Jobs Does Not Equal a Future Without Work

Scott Santens | Posted 10.07.2016 | Impact
Scott Santens

I almost have a basic income above the poverty level. I'm not even there yet, but I can already see where this will lead if everyone else has it too. It's a world not to fear, but to fight every day for, so that's exactly what I do.

Environmental NGOs: Be More Specific for Paris

Mike Sandler | Posted 09.24.2016 | Green
Mike Sandler

Many observers have low expectations, given that the UN requires unanimity from nation-states, fossil fuel interests have political control in so many nations, and the convention itself seems to have given up on an international treaty and is focusing instead on adding up nationally adopted actions.