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Universal Basic Income

A basic income (also called basic income guarantee, Citizen's Income, unconditional basic income, universal basic income (UBI), or universal demogrant[2]) is a form of social security[3] in which all citizens or residents of a country receive a regular, unconditional sum of money, either from a government or some other public institution, independent of any other income .
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SCOTLAND, UK: Nobel-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz cautions again Basic Income during BBC interview | Basic Income...

In an interview with BBC News, Nobel Laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz warned that basic income (citizen’s income) should not be the current priority of the Government of Scotland. [ ... Continue reading ]

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A basic income could boost the US economy by $2.5 trillion

A basic income could boost the US economy by $2.5 trillion

Giving money to American adults would grow the economy by 12.6% to 13.1%, a study has found. Image: REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo

A monthly check of $1,000 delivered to every American adult would grow the US economy by roughly $2.5 trillion over eight years, a new study found.
Conducted by the left-leaning Roosevelt Institute, the study investigated three strategies for implementing basic income, a form of wealth distribution that involves... Continue reading

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Jordan Peterson’s remarks on UBI

Jordan Peterson’s remarks on UBI

Jordan Peterson, cultural #critic, #psychologist, and member of the Self Authoring online service, gave his #remarks on Universal Basic Income. His concerns seem to be largely drawn from a similar issue critics have with the idea, primarily in the face of leisure time: will people become lazy and unmotivated? Can #people handle a #life with none of the traditional #burdens...Continue reading

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People in Two U.S. States Will Get $1,000 a Month in a New Basic Income Trial

People in Two U.S. States Will Get $1,000 a Month in a New Basic Income Trial

Tech startup fund Y Combinator has announced plans for a new basic income trial in the United States. The experiment could yield valuable new #insights regarding universal basic income's potential to address #job #loss due to #automation...Continue reading

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Some thoughts on basic income ‘experiments’

Some thoughts on basic income ‘experiments’

Not all basic income #studies are true #social #science experiments...Continue reading

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The Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend

The Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend

demand for public as well as non-profit programs providing services for lower-income individuals and families has also been growing rapidly>

The Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend shows how local business and thus the economy benefits from the unconditional incomes, yet this is only half of the story as business owners themselves also receive dividends...Read more

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Universal Basic Income Will Likely Increase Social Cohesion

Universal Basic Income Will Likely Increase Social Cohesion

I think we should avoid letting our ideologies inform our opinions on matters of social and economic policy. What matters is scientifically observed evidence. I support the idea of providing everyone with an unconditional basic income not because I just think it’s the right thing to do, and the best way to make ongoing #technological #unemployment #work for us instead of against us, but because such an overwhelming amount of...Read more

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Japan: National TV will show a short program about UBI on 27th July

Japan: National TV will show a short program about UBI on 27th July

NHK, Japan’s largest broadcasting organization, is going to air a short program on #UBI. The #program will be #broadcasted around 7.20 am during their morning #news program called ‘#Ohayo #Nippon (Good morning Japan)’...Read more

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Universal Basic Income as Compensation for the Creation and Defense of Private Property Rights

Universal Basic Income as Compensation for the Creation and Defense of Private Property Rights

Can universal basic income funded by taxes be considered stealing from those who earned their money?...Read more

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Why we should all have a basic income

Why we should all have a basic income

Consider for a moment that from this day forward, on the first day of every month, around $1,000 is deposited into your bank account – because you are a #citizen. This #income is #independent of every other #source of income and #guarantees you a monthly #starting #salary #above the #poverty #line for the rest of your #life...Read more