The UBI Already Exists. It Is Just Unevenly Distributed

By Matt Bruenig, -

So let us do the math here. Providing every person $10,000 a year would sum up to about $3.2 trillion. This would be passive income paid out to people with no strings attached and without them [...]

A Green New Basic Income Guarantee

By Staff, -

U.S. military spending eight years ago was at $1.2 trillion per year, when one added in the nukes in the Energy Department, the Homeland Security Department, the CIA, interest on debt, veterans’ [...]

Three Books Make The Case For A Universal Basic Income

By James Mumm, -

Massive, disruptive change is happening in the world economy. Up to half of all current workers, both white and blue collar, could be driven into unemployment by technology. Automation, [...]

A Case For Giving Everyone A Share Of Public Wealth

By Jim Pugh, In These Times. -

In late August, the People’s Policy Project, a left-wing think tank run by economist and writer Matt Bruenig, released a proposal for the creation of a social wealth fund in the United States. [...]

Rights-Based Approach To Alleviating Poverty

By Tracy Smith-Carrier, Policy Options -

It is time to shift away from the charitable model to a rights-based approach, guaranteeing people the right to food. People must have access to an adequate income that allows them to obtain [...]

Chicago May Become Largest City In U.S. To Try Universal Basic Income

By Zaid Jilani, -

He is concerned that a coming wave of automation could put millions of people out of work and result in more extreme politics. Pointing to investments in autonomous vehicles by companies like [...]

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 [...]

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