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Corporations Are People

In the third video of the Actually... series, Sarah Silverman and Lizz Winstead break down the difference between corporations and people. Mitt Romney thinks...
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Basic Income would cure most of our current economic problems.
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Generous welfare systems actually make people more keen to work, Europe-wide study finds

Generous welfare systems actually make people more keen to work, Europe-wide study finds | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
Generous welfare systems do not create a culture of dependency and actually make people more keen to work, a major Europe-wide study has found.
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Poverty shrinks brains from birth       

Poverty shrinks brains from birth        | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
Studies show that children from low-income families have smaller brains and lower cognitive abilities.
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A Farewell To Jobs

A Farewell To Jobs | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
Few subjects elicit more skepticism than the so-called "sharing economy." Kevin Roose argues: "The Sharing Economy Isn’t About Trust, It’s About..
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Wage Slaves: It's not your imagination, you really are being herded into wage employment. - Musings from NH

Wage Slaves: It's not your imagination, you really are being herded into wage employment. - Musings from NH | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
Wage Slaves: It's not your imagination, you really are being herded into wage employment. How government forces employees under the control of businesses.
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After Jobs Dry Up, What Then?

Economic growth, even where it looks impressive, seems to be creating fewer jobs than in the past, and for the most part, poorly paid ones.
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Fully automated luxury communism

Fully automated luxury communism | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
Supporters believe fully automated luxury communism is an opportunity to realise a post-work society, where machines do the heavy lifting and employment as we know it is a thing of the past
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America, We Should Talk About a Basic Income

America, We Should Talk About a Basic Income | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
As inequality continues to get worse, at what point should America bring a basic income into the conversation?
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A Universal Basic Income Is The Bipartisan Solution To Poverty We've Been Waiting For

A Universal Basic Income Is The Bipartisan Solution To Poverty We've Been Waiting For | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
What if the government simply paid everyone enough so that no one was poor? It's an insane idea that's gaining an unlikely alliance of supporters.
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The Corporate Debt to Society: $10,000 Per Household, Per Year - NationofChange

The Corporate Debt to Society: $10,000 Per Household, Per Year - NationofChange | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
The Alaska Permanent Fund proved a success, therefore an America Permanent Fund (APF), based on that program, would benefit both the rich and poor. We all deserve to receive some national productivity.
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Finland: Two-third of parliament candidates favor basic income

Finland: Two-third of parliament candidates favor basic income | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
The idea of basic income just breached an unprecedented political milestone
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After Jobs Dry Up, What Then?

After Jobs Dry Up, What Then? | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
Economic growth, even where it looks impressive, seems to be creating fewer jobs than in the past, and for the most part, poorly paid ones.
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Guy Standing, "Basic income pilots: a better option than QE" | BIEN

Guy Standing, "Basic income pilots: a better option than QE" | BIEN | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
  Guy Standing describes, in the present article, the European Central Bank (ECB) as undemocratic, pushing countries to step back on social policies, ramping up insecurity and precariousness and generally representing the financial sector. He suggests directing a small 1% part of the recently deployed Quantitative Easing (QE) scheme to lower income regions, in the form of a basic income,
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We Challenged This Man To Survive On Minimum Wage And He Immediately Got Hit By A Car

We Challenged This Man To Survive On Minimum Wage And He Immediately Got Hit By A Car | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
With wage inequality in the U.S. continuing to reach new heights, we were curious to see just how feasible it is for low-income Americans to get by in the current economy. So, we challenged Paul Clemons, an ordinary 33-year-old from San Diego, to survive for an entire week on minimum wage in orde...
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Education won't cure poverty, in one chart

Over the years, a larger and larger share of the poor are well educated.
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The Growing Precariat: Why We Need a Universal Basic Income

The Growing Precariat: Why We Need a Universal Basic Income | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
There is an adage in economics known as ‘the lump of labor fallacy’. It is that technological change is destroying jobs and generating rising
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Scott Santens - "What do we do about drug users with basic incomes?"

"What do we do about drug users with basic incomes?" - The question of UBI and addictive behavior
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Why a UBI is better than WINZ - An entrepreneur's point of view. - YouTube

Entrepreneurs talk about deal with WINZ and how an unconditional basic income would change how they approach work.
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Sorry, but it's not a 'law of capitalism' that you pay people as little as possible — it's an excuse

Sorry, but it's not a 'law of capitalism' that you pay people as little as possible — it's an excuse | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
It's a choice.
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An alternative to Universal Basic Income

An alternative to Universal Basic Income | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
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UBI has been thrown around a lot recently, and it’s currently the forerunner among futurists as the solution to a highly automated, robotic future.
Unfortunately, this plan has a lots...
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Free Money for Everyone! What’s the World Coming To?

Free Money for Everyone! What’s the World Coming To? | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
Free Money for Everyone! What’s the World Coming To?
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‘Basic Income is the answer to technological developments’

‘Basic Income is the answer to technological developments’ | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
Increasingly, intelligent computers are taking over more and more intellectual jobs hitherto considered “safe” from automation, author Tom Kenis argues. Where will it end? Kenis points to a basic guaranteed income as a way forward.
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Only The Rich Can Turn Their Phones Off: The Harsh Lesson of Patrick Pichette

Google CFO Patrick Pichette’s retirement note made many cheer, with its stirring declaration to focus on personal happiness after years of toil. Most of us will never be able to afford to do the same.
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Basic income and the anti-slavery movement

Basic income and the anti-slavery movement | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
Unconditional basic income is not only feasible, but it also has more emancipatory potential than any other single policy because it targets economic vulnerability, the heart of all labour exploitation.
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Experimenteer met een basisinkomen, do’s en don’ts

Experimenteer met een basisinkomen, do’s en don’ts | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
Het basisinkomen staat volop in de belangstelling. Marcel Canoy vindt het een intrigerend idee met aantrekkelijke kanten, maar hij vindt ook veel tegenargumenten steekhoudend. Hij laat zien hoe je op lokaal niveau toch kunt experimenteren met het basisinkomen. Er is op dit moment veel aandacht voor het thema basisinkomen. Mede na twee afleveringen van het […]
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15 reasons why we need basic income for all

15 reasons why we need basic income for all | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
Basic income is a guaranteed minimum income that is given unconditionally to all people. The idea is that the amount should be big enough to cover you living expenses. Here's why basic income is a ...
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