Thousands of randomly chosen Canadians may soon receive free checks in the mail. The province of Ontario just announced that a major trial run of a universal basic income program could begin as early as this summer. SEE ALSO: Could 2017...Show More Summary
Universal basic income — a system of wealth distribution that involves giving people a monthly wage just for being alive — just got a standing ovation at this year's TED conference. Rutger Bregman, a Dutch historian and basic incomeShow More Summary
Zoltan Istvan, a Libertarian candidate for governor of California, wants to provide a universal basic income for all state residents -- and lease out public lands to generate the revenues. Is it crazy talk?
It’s not a new concept. In the late 1790s, American statesman Thomas Paine called for a universal payment of £15 per year to all his countrymen in exchange for the right to hold private property. First suggested over 200 years...
There's something in it for you and your ilk, Danny Boy.
Miranda Perry Fleischer presents Atlas Nods: The Libertarian Case for a Universal Basic Income (with Daniel Hemel (Chicago)) at NYU today as part of its Tax Policy Colloquium Series hosted by Daniel Shaviro and Rosanne Altshuler: : Proposals for a universal basic income are generating interest across the globe, with...
A 500-year-old idea may hold the key to solving some of the world's most vexing economic problems
Uber is still bleeding cash; hedge funders might like universal basic income; Guggenheim's Scott Minerd is swole; and more.
Miko from Berlin may only be five, but he already has 1,000 euros ($1,063) per month to live on—not from hard graft, but as part of an experiment into universal basic income.
Miko from Berlin may only be five, but he already has 1,000 euros ($1,063) per month to live on -- not from hard graft, but as part of an experiment into universal basic income. He is one of 85 people, including around 10 children, chosen by startup Mein Grundeinkommen (My Basic Income) to receive the payments for a year since 2014. Show More Summary
Basic income is a really promising directing of thought and we shouldn’t be afraid to do more (and more ambitious) experiments.
Platforms like eBay, Uber, Airbnb, and Freelancer are thriving, growing the digital economy and disrupting existing business. The question is how to ensure that the transformations they entail have a positive impact on society. Here, universal basic income may have a role to play. Few social policy...
One of the criticisms leveled against Universal Basic Income is that it is too big a change. But if anything it is not enough of a change. Why? Because it is just one part that needs to change and human societies are systems of interlocking parts. Show More Summary
Universal Basic Income isn't just one proposal: it's a whole spectrum of ideas, with different glosses and nuances coming from the right and the left, from libertarians and those of a more paternalistic bent. (more…)
Last year, according to a recent study by Oxfam International, just eight people owned as much wealth as half of the world’s population. That's bad. Many people suggest Universal Basic Income as a way to help solve that problem. My friend...Show More Summary
Social tariffs help those on low incomes and those who meet specific eligibility criteria (in receipt of certain state benefits) to manage their bills. Universal Service Providers – BT and Kcom in the Hull area – are required by legislation to provide a social tariff for low income users and those with special social needs. […]
With fears about the job-killing effects of automation growing every day, once unthinkable ideas are starting to get an airing. A universal basic income (UBI)–where the government gives everyone enough money to live on–has lots of supporters, especially in Silicon Valley. Show More Summary
(March 28, 2017 01:53 PM, by Bryan Caplan) How would a Universal Basic Income handle health care? Normally, UBI advocates just say, "separate issue" and move on. But not the great Charles Murray. His In Our Hands: A Plan to Replace the Welfare State proposes two regulations to... (1 COMMENTS)
I’m sure you all suspect it, one day, robots and automated systems will be taking most of our jobs, and on that day, a universal basic income will become essential to prevent society from collapsing. [The Rest Of Us] The post Automated Economy Explained: Mechanics of a Basic Income appeared first on Geeks are Sexy Technology News.
It might seem odd for tech entrepreneurs to take an interest in income distribution policy. But an increasing number of high-profile Silicon Valley executives are endorsing universal basic income (UBI), a system in which everyone receives...Show More Summary