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Billionaire Richard Branson favors a universal basic income

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Billionaire and Virgin Group founder Richard Branson is the latest businessman to say that universal basic income (UBI) can help people as jobs are lost to automation. In a post, Branson detailed his experience is Finland, where the country is already experimenting with UBI. Since January, Finland...

DAN NIDESS: Why a Universal Basic Income Would Be a Calamity. Finland has been testing a basic in…

DAN NIDESS: Why a Universal Basic Income Would Be a Calamity. Finland has been testing a basic income for 2,000 of its unemployed citizens since January, and UBI proponents say the Nordic country is providing an example for the U.S. It will be interesting to see the Finnish results, but Americans shouldn’t read too much […]

It's not just Zuckerberg — Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield is a big fan of universal basic income

Booming tech salaries and the resulting wage gap have put the greater San Francisco area at the center of conversations about income inequality in the United States. It's even become a central issue for a certain not-running-for-president...Show More Summary

This Story About Facebook Workers In Menlo Park Is Depressing As Hell

In his recent adventures beyond the valley, Mark Zuckerberg has made a point of hammering on the issue of income inequality, saying the US should "explore ideas like universal basic income to give everyone a cushion to try new things."...Show More Summary

Universal Basic Income: Can It Work?

By Global Risk Insights – With the increase of workplace automation and robotics, the fear of rising unemployment has many economists and policymakers worried how a displaced labor force will survive. The response to...

Silicon Valley's push for universal basic income is — surprise! — totally self-serving

Just a year ago, proposing a concept like universal basic income could practically get me laughed off the stage at a tech industry conference. The idea that everyone should be guaranteed a minimum subsidy from the government seemed to go against every fundamental tenet of creative destruction:...

Mass Unemployment Will Start Around 2025

Dylan Matthews says we need a Universal Basic Income, but not because automation is going to put people out of work, as former SEIU head Andy Stern says: The arrival of driverless trucks and taxis and 3D-printed houses and robotic mall cops, he predicts, will cause a wave of joblessness that will lead to mass […]

Deutsche: The Fed Has Created "Universal Basic Income For The Rich" And Now It Can't Get Out

Two weeks after Aleksandar Kocic highlighted the moment in 2012 when the market stopped caring about newsflow and reality, and, in a word "broke" with pervasive complacency setting in regardless of macro uncertainty... ... Deutsche Bank's...Show More Summary

A Universal Basic Income For When the Robots Come

Doug Clinton, managing partner with venture capital firm Loup Ventures, makes the case that a "universal basic income," giving people a sum of money regardless of whether they work, can be a beneficial upside to free human creativity as the robots take over jobs in the years to come.

Universal basic income could work in Southeast Asia—but only if it goes to women

The universal basic income debate has been raging for some years, with politicians and people hotly divided over the notion of their government paying every citizen a set amount of money on a regular basis, without requiring work to be completed.

Mark Zuckerberg praises universal basic income on Alaska trip

Facebook CEO sees universal basic income as possible safety net as technology automates more jobs and puts more people out of work.        

Guarantee income by guaranteeing work for all

To the editor: A universal basic income might undermine people’s belief that they should contribute to the society that supports them. I have a different idea: guaranteed work. (“The case for a universal basic income,” Opinion, June 29) I envision a work exchange where anyone could be matched to...

A Libertarian Universal Basic Income

Nobel prize winner Vernon Smith (our emeritus colleague at GMU) is a bold thinker. I have long proposed selling “government” land in the West but Vernon takes it a step further, privatize the highway network to create a permanent income fund. Show More Summary

Hawaii Passes Bill Exploring Universal Basic Income

Earlier this month, the state [of Hawaii] earned the distinction of being the first in the U.S. to formally accept the provisions of the Paris Climate Agreement after President Donald Trump decided to withdraw the nation from it, and now, Hawaii is taking the lead in embracing yet another innovative idea: universal basic income (UBI).... Show More Summary

Is Universal Basic Income a Solution to Tech Unemployment?

This spring, the Canadian province of Ontario announced that about 4,000 of its citizens will receive money as part of their “no strings attached” basic income experiment. The goal is to explore how universal basic income can improve both the lives of the individuals receiving it and the nation at large. This isn’t the first […]

Rising unemployment pushes Hawaii to consider universal basic income

2 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

The idea of a universal basic income, or UBI, has been gaining popularity over the last few years. Hawaii May be First State to Adopt Universal Basic Income Hawaii's Next Steps Read moreomments

The Rise of the Machines – Why Automation is Different this Time

Automation in the Information Age is different. Next step, the universal basic income from Star Trek. [Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell] The post The Rise of the Machines – Why Automation is Different this Time appeared first on Geeks are Sexy Technology News.

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1. “Video games, you might say, offer a sort of universal basic income for the soul.” 2. Ross Douthat’s best movies of the new century. 3. Cash rewards for losing weight. 4. No more roaming charges in the European Union? (NYT) 5. Markets in everything: the most radioactive hostel on earth. Show More Summary

The Universal Basic Income Discussion

Kicking the tires on various Universal Basic Income proposals.

Why Universal Basic Income and tax breaks won’t save us from the jobless future

2 months agoTechnology : Venture Beat

GUEST: In Amazon’s warehouses, there is a beehive of activity, and robots are increasingly doing more of the work. In less than five years, they will load self-driving trucks that transport goods to local distribution centers where drones will make last-mile deliveries. Soon afterward, autonomous cars will begin to take the wheel from taxi drivers; artificial […]

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