Towns Trying Out Basic Income Are Already Changing Lives

By Emma Paling and Daniel Tencer, Huffington Post -

Proponents of the basic income say that what these studies fail to take into account are the savings government would see in other areas from a reduction in poverty. “Poverty is the greatest [...]

The Oligarchs’ ‘Guaranteed Basic Income’ Scam

By Chris Hedges, -

A number of the reigning oligarchs—among them Mark Zuckerberg (net worth $64.1 billion), Elon Musk (net worth $20.8 billion), Richard Branson (net worth $5.1 billion) and Stewart Butterfield (net [...]

Scotland Bringing Basic Income to Life

By Lou Del Bello, -

People living in the Scottish cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Fife, and North Ayrshire may soon receive an unconditional monthly sum as part of a series of universal basic income pilots currently [...]

The Boomerang To Republican Tax Cuts & Trumpism

By Peter Bohmer, -

By Peter Bohmer for Counterpunch. The Universal Basic Income(UBI) is getting increasing attention in the United States, in particular from Silicon Valley, and also in many other countries in the [...]

Even A Modest Basic Income Could Improve Economic Security

By James King, -

By James King for Peoples Policy Project - The idea of a universal basic income (UBI) – a cash payment made to every person in the country with no strings attached – is becoming increasingly [...]

Funding Universal Basic Income Without Increasing Taxes Or Inflation

By Ellen Brown, -

By Ellen Brown for Web of Debt Blog - In May 2017, a team of researchers at the University of Oxford published the results of a survey of the world’s best artificial intelligence experts, who [...]

Finland Tests Guaranteed Basic Income

By Ben Chapman, -

By Ben Chapman for Independent - 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 [...]

Traditional Welfare And Taxes Can Be Reformed To Support Universal Basic Income

By Scott Santens, -

By Scott Santens for Futurism - Some of the most common questions ever asked in regards to the idea of a universal basic income (UBI) are in regards to the details. “How much income? Who gets it? [...]

Nationwide Basic Income’s Effect After Six Years

By Jeff Ihaza, -

By Jeff Ihaza for The Outline - In recent years, spurred by advances in workplace automation, researchers and industry titans like Elon Musk have espoused the necessity of a universal basic [...]

Basic Income Works

By Paul Niehaus and Michael Faye, -

By Paul Niehaus and Michael Faye for Boston Review - Thankfully, we are less ignorant today. A number of organizations—including GiveDirectly, which we co-founded—have in fact been showering the [...]

One Income For All: Far-Fetched, Or Future Fact?

By Jitendra Joshi, -

By Jitendra Joshi for AFP - Paris (AFP) - It is a utopian idea, literally, but is enjoying a renaissance as politicians and policy wonks grapple with technology-driven changes that could redefine [...]

Holland To Finland To Scotland, Basic Income Could Be A Reality Across Europe

By Steve Rushton, -

By Steve Rushton for Occupy - Universal basic income is emerging as a realistic policy position across Europe. As we reported in late 2015, local authorities across the Netherlands are currently [...]

Ontario Moving Forward With Basic Income Pilot

By Daniel Tencer, -

By Daniel Tencer for Huffington Post. Ontario, Canada - Former Sen. Hugh Segal has been a vocal proponent of basic income for decades, and now he will have the opportunity to help make the idea a [...]

Universal Basic Income: Why It Is Not Crazy And Not Going Away

By Gwynne Dyer, -

By Gwynne Dyer for Yonside - The Dutch city of Utrecht is developing a pilot project for a universal basic income that will launch in January 2017. The Finnish government is designing a trial to [...]

Basic Income Gathers Steam Across Europe

By Daniel Raventós, Julie Wark, -

By Daniel Raventós, Julie Wark for Counterpunch. A Europe-wide survey based on 10,000 interviews in 28 countries and in 21 languages, carried out last April by the Berlin-based company Dalia [...]

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