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Fiscal Cliff An Artificial Crisis

Michael Hudson: Fiscal cliff was manufactured to shift more of the burden of the crisis onto ordinary people...
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Reflecting on Basic Income
Our current economic world order is dying. To make sure lots of people don;'t die along with it a basic income has become critical. Without basic income there won't be anything resembling "civilization" on this planet 50 years from now.
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Robots do destroy jobs and lower wages, says new study

Robots do destroy jobs and lower wages, says new study | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
The fear that automation in the form of robots or artificial intelligence is going to destroy jobs is widespread. But it can be difficult to gauge just how serious to take the threat
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How Low-Paying Jobs and Weak Safety Nets Reduce Innovation and Productivity - Evonomics

How Low-Paying Jobs and Weak Safety Nets Reduce Innovation and Productivity - Evonomics | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Given the structure of our social safety net, automation tends to increase poverty and inequality rather than unemployment
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LIVE DEBATE: The Universal Basic Income Is The Safety Net Of The Future

Universal basic income isn't just an idea anymore: it's a reality. For a number of countries including Finland, Italy, Uganda, Kenya, and soon Canada, som
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Sociale dumping sloopt de EU

Sociale dumping sloopt de EU | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Sociale dumping is een sluipend gif dat onze West-Europese samenleving verziekt. Belgische werknemers verliezen hun werk. Oost-Europese werkkrachten worden op hun beurt schaamteloos uitgebuit. De overheid loopt ondertussen belastinginkomsten mis en onz
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Money Velocity: What the Latest Numbers Tell You: Elliott Wave International

Money Velocity: What the Latest Numbers Tell You: Elliott Wave International | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Despite the Fed's stimulus efforts, inflation remains subdued. The trend in money velocity -- the rate at which money changes hands in the economy -- is not what one might expect during a bull market. One bond manager points to high-debt levels.
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The rise of the useless class

The rise of the useless class | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Historian Yuval Noah Harari predicts: just as industrialization created the working class, AI will create a new unworking class.
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Is a basic universal income for all the next logical step for humanity?

Is a basic universal income for all the next logical step for humanity? | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Headline Is a basic universal income for all the next logical step for humanity?
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Utopia for Realists - The case for a universal basic income, open borders and a 15-hour workweek

From a universal basic income to a 15-hour workweek, from a world without borders to a world without poverty – it’s time to return to utopian thinking. Rutger Bregman takes us on a journey through history, beyond the traditional left-right divides, as he introduces ideas whose time has come.
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Mothers And Basic Income: The Case For An Urgent Intervention - New Matilda

Mothers And Basic Income: The Case For An Urgent Intervention - New Matilda | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
The gender pay gap requires urgent attention, writes Dr Petra Bueskens. But there is a strong case to be made for the reality that mothers and single mothers should be at the front of the queue.* Universal basic income – or #UBI – has been gaining traction in recent years as a utopian alternative to the punitive, stigmatising andMore
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'Jobs are disappearing, and to me that's a good thing': Why we should abandon work

'Jobs are disappearing, and to me that's a good thing': Why we should abandon work | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
He's worked in construction, been part of an airport ground crew, sold knives door-to-door and worked as a janitor. Now he's a university professor. But after a lifetime of work, James Livingston has come to a conclusion: to hell with working for a living.
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Caron: It's time for a basic income to truly help all Canadians

Caron: It's time for a basic income to truly help all Canadians | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
The Citizen has invited the official candidates for the leadership of the federal NDP to explain briefly why they are running. Today: Guy Caron, MP for Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques:  When you’re worried about putting food on the table, it’s hard to think about anythin
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Charles Murray on the Universal Basic Income

Full discussion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SStZxI1rH-A
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Low Socioeconomic Status Affects Life Expectancy More Than Obesity

Low Socioeconomic Status Affects Life Expectancy More Than Obesity | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Take away 2.1 years of your life if you are poor.
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Belastingstelsel moet op de schop: ‘Er staat een forse straf op werken’

Belastingstelsel moet op de schop: ‘Er staat een forse straf op werken’ | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Het huidige belastingsysteem met toeslagen werkt niet. Dat stelt Annemarie van Gaal in WNL Opiniemakers, dat dinsdag wordt uitgezonden op NPO 2. Vooral mensen me
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Will the poor be better off?

Clip: Debaters discuss whether a universal basic income will actually help the poor more than the current welfare system. An excerpt from the debate "Th
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Does the math add up?

Clip: debaters discuss the economic feasibility of a universal basic income. An excerpt from the debate "The Universal Basic Income Is The Safety Net Of Th
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‘Topexperts’ lanceren petitie voor basisinkomen

‘Topexperts’ lanceren petitie voor basisinkomen | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Met een ‘grootschalige petitie’ willen enkele bekende namen het basisinkomen op de politieke agenda krijgen. Onder hen parlementsleden Nele Lijnen (Ope
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Why Silicon Valley is embracing universal basic income

Why Silicon Valley is embracing universal basic income | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
In a pilot study influential incubator Y Combinator will hand over cash monthly to 100 families in Oakland, California. What’s UBI’s payoff for tech entrepreneurs?
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FREE LUNCH SOCIETY - Come Come Basic Income - Trailer English

This is "FREE LUNCH SOCIETY - Come Come Basic Income - Trailer English" by Golden Girls Filmproduktion on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the…
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Basic Income & Why We Must Not Wait Until The Jobs Are Gone.

Basic Income & Why We Must Not Wait Until The Jobs Are Gone. | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Is technological unemployment something we should be worried about? At what percentage of technological unemployment do we introduce Unconditional Basic Income? Can the likes of Trump solve the "problem" of increasing automation in the work place? Do you even care? Do I? Should you?
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Greek farmers clash with riot police in Athens over austerity

Greek farmers clash with riot police in Athens over austerity | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Windows smashed and stones hurled at police firing teargas as more than 1,000 people travel from Crete to protest against tax hikes
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Basic Income & Meaningless Jobs: David Graeber interview & Stenography

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Utopia for Realists - RSA

Utopia for Realists - RSA | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
RSA Events include over 100 free public lectures, talks, debates and screenings a year, as well as networking events and conferences exclusive to RSA Fellows, plus workshops hosted by the RSA Action & Research Centre.
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Why are we getting a basic income?

They're working from recommendations made to the Ontario government by former Conservative senator Hugh Segal. He suggested Ontario provide people with
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