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Basic Income would cure most of our current economic problems.
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The Political Roots of Widening Inequality | BillMoyers.com

The Political Roots of Widening Inequality | BillMoyers.com | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
The key to understanding the rise in inequality isn’t technology or globalization. It’s the power of the moneyed interests to shape the underlying rules of the market.
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The Real Reason Poor People Can’t Save - Frugaling

The Real Reason Poor People Can’t Save - Frugaling | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
Rich people are told to invest. Poor people are told to save. The problem is that when they try to save, the end up losing money every month. Here's why.
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Eroding Capitalism: A Comment on Stuart White's ‘Basic Capital in the Egalitarian Toolkit’ Erik Olin Wright Abstract Stuart White argues [in this accompanying article,
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Utah is winning the war on chronic homelessness with 'Housing First' program

Utah is winning the war on chronic homelessness with 'Housing First' program | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
Terry Birch recalls walking cautiously into the tiny one-bedroom apartment seven months ago, like a cat exploring a box, or something wild fearful of a trap.
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This Comic Will Forever Change the Way You Look at Privilege

This Comic Will Forever Change the Way You Look at Privilege | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
Some of us start out with a fair bit on our plate, others with nothing.
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Global Basic Income and equality with Guy Standing - YouTube

Guy Standing held a a lecture about basic income in Gothenburg on the 27th of May 2015 and was asked how he saw it from a global point of view and what it wo...
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RSA Replay: Designing a World Where People Come First - YouTube

Government, business, the lives we lead, the food we eat, the way our children are brought up, the way we relate to the natural world around us - it's all be...
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Replacing

Replacing | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
        WITH cash-strapped governments around the world looking for ways to cut welfare bills and reduce deficits, it might seem an odd time to...
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Three quarters of workers don't have stable employment, says UN arm ILO

Three quarters of workers don't have stable employment, says UN arm ILO | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
More than three-quarters of the world's workforce have insecure, part-time, temporary or otherwise unstable jobs, according to the International Labour Organization (ILO), and the UN agency notes that's hurting the global economy.
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Small Yet BIG: The Basic Income Guarantee

Small Yet BIG: The Basic Income Guarantee | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
If we want to live in a world that is free from poverty and where the poor are able to become wealth creators, then by definition, everyone needs to have at least some money.
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What will future jobs look like?

What will future jobs look like? | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
Economist Andrew McAfee suggests that, yes, probably, droids will take our jobs -- or at least the kinds of jobs we know now. In this far-seeing talk, he thinks through what future jobs might look like, and how to educate coming generations to hold them.
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Robot Learns to Push Heavy Objects With Their Bodies - YouTube

“Whole-body Pushing Manipulation With Contact Posture Planning of Large and Heavy Object for Humanoid Robot,” by Masaki Murooka, Shunichi Nozawa, Yohei Kakiu...
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Until We Are All Abolitionists: Marx on Slavery, Race, and Class - by Salome Lee - The International Marxist-Humanist

Marx’s writings on slavery, race, and class in relation to capital are examined in light of critics who paint him as a class reductionist with little awareness of or sensitivity to race — Editors   PDF Racialized Slavery Contrary to the pseudoscientific racist justifications of slavery prevalent throughout the nineteenth century, Karl Marx understood that …
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Simon Thorpe's Ideas on the Economy: Science and the Unconditional Basic Income

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Rise of the 'precariat,' the global scourge of precarious jobs

Rise of the 'precariat,' the global scourge of precarious jobs | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
With relatively little notice, the world passed a modern milestone recently, Brian Stewart writes: The global jobless total passed 200 million, with only one in four have anything like a stable job. Is it any wonder so many places are in turmoil?
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Unearthing Gifts: Why I Eagerly Anticipate a Basic Income for All

I was born in the 1950’s and so grew up in what I recognize now to be a unique and fortunate time economically. When I married in 1976, the United States was entering a period of recession, but even...
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In Europe, Fake Jobs Can Have Real Benefits

In Europe, Fake Jobs Can Have Real Benefits | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
Training at pretend companies is being used to fight long-term unemployment, one of the most pressing problems to emerge from Europe’s long economic crisis.
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Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
Friendly Society If given the choice to live in a world dominated by risk or uncertainty, I would choose risk every time. Risk is manageable. Risk can be hedged. Risk can even bring people together...
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Joseph Stiglitz: ‘GDP per capita in the UK is lower than it was before the crisis. That is not a success’

Joseph Stiglitz: ‘GDP per capita in the UK is lower than it was before the crisis. That is not a success’ | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
Nobel prize-winner Joseph Stiglitz is the world’s foremost critic of economic and political inequality. He thinks the lessons of the global crash are being ignored, and he’s not much taken with the UK’s recovery either…
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Policy Proposal for a Minimal Requirements Welfare System - A Springboard to a viable Basic Income [template free to use]

Policy Proposal for a Minimal Requirements Welfare System - A Springboard to a viable Basic Income [template free to use] | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
Ladies and gentlemen of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen, the Council and the Council Registry, In front of you is the Policy Proposal for a Minimal Requirements Welfare system Minimizing rules for benefit recipients within a saturated labor market Introduction "More than 6.5 billion euro. That m
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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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The Poor Get Prison: The Alarming Spread of the Criminalization of Poverty

The Poor Get Prison: The Alarming Spread of the Criminalization of Poverty | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
This report provides a new understanding of the growing ways in which those in poverty are disproportionately targeted, marginalized, and prosecuted.
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