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Under Capitalism, Welfare State’s Main Function is Corporate Welfare

Kevin Carson: The state works for the capitalists, not for you.
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Basic Income would cure most of our current economic problems.
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America’s wealth gap between middle-income and upper-income families is widest on record

America’s wealth gap between middle-income and upper-income families is widest on record | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
The gap between America’s upper-income and middle-income families has reached its highest level on record. In 2013, the median wealth of the nation’s upper-income families ($639,400) was nearly seven times the median wealth of middle-income families ($96,500).
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Why we should give everyone a basic income | Rutger Bregman | TEDxMaastricht - YouTube

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Rutger Bregman (1988) studied at Utrecht University and the Univers...
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Robot Economy Could Cause Up To 75 Percent Unemployment

Robot Economy Could Cause Up To 75 Percent Unemployment | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
"The vast majority of people do routine work." ;
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Peter Joseph - The Zeitgeist Movement | London Real - YouTube

Peter Joseph Founded The Zeitgeist Movement MONKEY NUTRITION: http://bit.ly/monkeynutrition SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/SubscribeToLondonReal The opportunity to...
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Basic Income: A New Form of Realistic Utopia

Basic Income: A New Form of Realistic Utopia | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
Basic income by itself will not solve the problems we're confronted with, and particularly the growth of the precariat. But without basic income I cannot see a solution to the growing inequalities that we're experiencing.
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Universal Basic Income versus Unemployment Insurance - Working Papers - St. Louis Fed

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Working Papers are preliminary materials circulated to stimulate discussion and critical comment.
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Milton Friedman: Bureaucrats in the Welfare State - YouTube

Website: http://www.commonsensecapitalism.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Common-Sense-Capitalism/240074889678 Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/Co...
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Give Families With Children Cash to Help Them Out of Poverty - US News

Give Families With Children Cash to Help Them Out of Poverty - US News | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
A simple way to reduce child poverty is to give families cash.
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Sergio Tarrero shared BBC News's video.
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The Next Affluent Society

The Next Affluent Society | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
The problem of capitalism is no longer making enough stuff, but rather, finding consumers affluent enough to buy it.
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How to Fix Poverty: Write Every Family a Basic Income Check

How to Fix Poverty: Write Every Family a Basic Income Check

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Guaranteed Income for All: Fantasy or Possibility?

Guaranteed Income for All: Fantasy or Possibility? | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
Switzerland is considering a radical reimagining of its welfare state. Instead of mish-mash of individual programs meant to help people manage different parts of their lives, they're thinking of simply guaranteeing every resident a basic income that they can spend how they like. Ezra Klein and top experts discuss whether this is a good idea or a nutty European fantasy.
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Japan central bank gov. says companies must raise wages, investment, says hoarding cash costly

Japan central bank gov. says companies must raise wages, investment, says hoarding cash costly | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
TOKYO — Japan's central bank governor is urging companies to raise wages and investment to aid the country's efforts to overcome deflation
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It's Economic Insecurity, Stupid

It's Economic Insecurity, Stupid | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
My interviews with middle-class Americans reveal that many are even more concerned with losing what they have than with gaining more of the same....
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Unconditional Basic Income - an Economic Model for a New Renaissance

Unconditional Basic Income - an Economic Model for a New Renaissance | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
How can we solve poverty and boost the economy without causing massive environmental damage? This one simple economic change could solve inequality, homelessness, poverty, unemployment, welfare, pensions and the minimum wage issue all at once, reverse the effects of recession and take huge amounts of pressure off the environment, the economy and ourselves - the Unconditional Basic Income. By Guest Writer Elizabeth Edgett
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Capitalists are destroying capitalism along with the planet

Capitalists are destroying capitalism along with the planet | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
Paul Farrell cites author Naomi Klein on climate change: “The really inconvenient truth is that it’s not about carbon — it’s about capitalism.”
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How the Basic Income will come into being. Hint: gradually. • /r/BasicIncome

How the Basic Income will come into being. Hint: gradually. • /r/BasicIncome | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
A lot of the time in this subreddit, i see posters and commenters asking when we introduce the basic income or how or under what circumstances the...
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More Employers Are Hiring But They Aren't Raising Pay

More Employers Are Hiring But They Aren't Raising Pay | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
For years now, economics reporters have been writing about the “slow but steady” recovery in the job market. Every piece of good news was tempered with a note of caution: Job growth was positive bu...
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Bipartisan consensus for universal basic income

Bipartisan consensus for universal basic income | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
It’s an old irony of politics that “bipartisan consensus” only counts when it comes to ideas backed by wealthy centrists between the two parties, but it doesn’t count when it…
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