5 Lessons For Using Universal Basic Income During A Pandemic

By Ugo Gentilini, Brookings.edu -

When crises hit, cash transfers are a part of the package of policies that governments deploy to ameliorate their economic effects. Whether it’s about refugees, economic downturns, or natural [...]

Universal Basic Income Is Easier Than It Looks

By Staff, Ellenbrown.com -

Calls for a Universal Basic Income have been increasing, most recently as part of the Green New Deal introduced by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and supported in the last month by at least [...]

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 [...]

Universal Basic Income: Left or Right?

By Daniel Raventós and Julie Wark, Counterpunch.org -

Universal basic income, a regular unconditional cash payment to the whole population is increasingly being discussed in social, political, academic circles and among citizens in general. People [...]

The Boomerang To Republican Tax Cuts & Trumpism

By Peter Bohmer, www.counterpunch.org -

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 [...]

New Report Claims UBI Would Grow U.S. Economy By $2.5 Trillion

By Dom Galeon, www.futurism.com -

By Dom Galeon for Futurism - The new study based its forecasts on three basic income scenarios. According to the first of these, if adults are given $1,000 every month, the U.S. economy could [...]

Universal Basic Income Trials Being Considered In Scotland

By Libby Brooks, www.theguardian.com -

By Libby Brooks for The Guardian - Scotland looks set to be the first part of the UK to pilot a basic income for every citizen, as councils in Fife and Glasgow investigate trial schemes in 2017. [...]

Universal Basic Income: Why Finland Is Giving Out Free Cash

By Althea Estrella, www.vanguarddaily.com -

By Althea Estrella for The Vanguard - In an experiment aimed at establishing whether or not a universal basic income scheme would reap more benefits than disadvantages, Finland will be giving out [...]

The Path To An American Basic Income

By Jim Pugh, www.medium.com -

By Jim Pugh for Medium - I hear this response a lot when talking to people about establishing a Universal Basic Income in the United States. Once you get past the explanation of what Basic [...]

Another Money Is Possible: Holland Leads Experiment In Basic Income

By Steve Rushton, www.occupy.com -

By Steve Rushton for Occupy.com. The Netherlands is seeing a revolution around money that is already getting underway, as the Dutch seek trial schemes that include basic income principles. The [...]

Basic Income Week: A ‘Safety Net For Life’

By Staff, www.basicincomeweek.org -

By Staff for Basic Income Week - We are facing multiple crises which threaten our lives as individuals as well as life as humankind as a whole. These crises - social, ecological and nancial - [...]

The Case For Universal Basic Income

By Daniel Raventós and Julie Wark, www.truthdig.com -

Support for a universal basic income (defined here) is growing. In Europe, for example, the City of Utrecht is about to introduce an experiment that aims “to challenge the notion that people who [...]