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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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It's time to take 'free money' seriously | The New Daily

It's time to take 'free money' seriously | The New Daily | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Universal Basic Income, the idea that every citizen be granted a regular unconditional base wage, is rapidly pushing itself into mainstream politics.
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We can’t have the universal income because (some) people would be lazy?

And people like when things are fair. A universal basic income as a method to better distribute access to the land, seen as economic opportunity, that makes things more fair. Consider concentrated…
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One of Silicon Valley's biggest CEOs just backed a universal basic income

One of Silicon Valley's biggest CEOs just backed a universal basic income | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Billionaire Silicon Valley bosses are fast becoming a key source of support for the idea of a universal basic income.
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Billionaire Richard Branson weighs in on the idea of free cash handouts

Billionaire Richard Branson weighs in on the idea of free cash handouts | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
First Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg supported the idea, now the iconic entrepreneur shares his thoughts.
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China: The State Council has issued its first ArtificiaI Intelligence development plan | Basic Income News

China: The State Council has issued its first ArtificiaI Intelligence development plan | Basic Income News | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
The State Council of China released an Artificial Intelligence (AI) development plan on July 20, 2017, which aims to build a domestic industry worth almost $150 billion and positioning the country to become the world leader in AI by 2030. There are three steps in the plan. By 2020, the Chinese government expects its companies and research facilities to be
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Ep 7.1: Universal Basic Income - An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Stream Ep 7.1: Universal Basic Income - An Idea Whose Time Has Come by Upstream from desktop or your mobile device
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More and More Americans Prefer Not Working to Taking the Stingy Wages Employers Offer

More and More Americans Prefer Not Working to Taking the Stingy Wages Employers Offer | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
They’re going Galt!
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What's the cost of universal basic income? A better question is what's the cost of not having it. — Steemit

What's the cost of universal basic income? A better question is what's the cost of not having it. — Steemit | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
(This is an excerpt from my article titled " How We Can Transform America’s Broken Economic System to Work for… by scottsantens
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What If Government Just Gave Everyone Cash, No Strings Attached?

What If Government Just Gave Everyone Cash, No Strings Attached? | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
The radical idea of a universal basic income is far from new, but it's finally being tested around the world -- even in America.
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Our Broken Economy, in One Simple Chart

Our Broken Economy, in One Simple Chart | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
This chart captures the rise in inequality better than any other chart that I’ve seen.
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It’s Time to Shift the Economy into Fourth Gear Capitalism with Basic Income

It’s Time to Shift the Economy into Fourth Gear Capitalism with Basic Income | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
The economy is in between gears right now, and that’s a growing problem because as is true with all higher gears, we could be accomplishing so much more with so much less and prosperity could be…
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Automate Nearly Anything with Universal Robots - Nanalyze

Automate Nearly Anything with Universal Robots - Nanalyze | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
A company called Universal Robots is building "cobots" that will work for $15 an hour. These robots are filling factory jobs that nobody else wants to fill.
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How To Buy A Goat When You're Really Poor? Join A 'Merry-Go-Round'

How To Buy A Goat When You're Really Poor? Join A 'Merry-Go-Round' | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Skeptics say if you hand cash to the impoverished, they'll mismanage it. But it turns out, many poor people are great at saving — thanks to this ingenious system.
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It's possible that we can build a society where people don't have to work – here's how

It's possible that we can build a society where people don't have to work – here's how | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Work isn’t working anymore. Labour productivity has fallen in the UK since the financial crisis; 13.5 million people are living in low-income households; real wages are falling and the Gini coefficient, which measures inequality, is rising.
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Universal Basic Income as an Alternative to Higher Minimum Wages — Steemit

Universal Basic Income as an Alternative to Higher Minimum Wages — Steemit | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Are minimum wage laws necessary after universal basic income is implemented? Below is the full audio (with text) of… by scottsantens
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Robots are the Ripple Effect of a Higher Minimum Wage

Robots are the Ripple Effect of a Higher Minimum Wage | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
A new study published Tuesday by the NBER found that for every $1 minimum wage increase, the economy loses 0.43 percent of jobs that can b
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Universal Basic Income Needed to Break 'Addiction to Economic Growth Killing Us'

Universal Basic Income Needed to Break 'Addiction to Economic Growth Killing Us' | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Anthropologist Jason Hickel presents basic income as part of strategy of "planned de-growth," which will "increase human well-being and happiness while reducing our economic footprint."
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You're not imagining it: the rich really are hoarding economic growth

You're not imagining it: the rich really are hoarding economic growth | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Some of the most complete data on inequality ever is here, and it's staggering.
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The Moral Question of Using Unconditional Basic Income to Refuse Employment — Steemit

The Moral Question of Using Unconditional Basic Income to Refuse Employment — Steemit | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
For Those Who Believe a Basic Income Would Be Morally Wrong You obviously have very strong feelings of morality, and… by scottsantens
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Universal Basic Income Is About Trust and Decency

Universal Basic Income Is About Trust and Decency | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Adopting a universal basic income requires experiments in building trust.
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How To Fix Poverty: Why Not Just Give People Money?

How To Fix Poverty: Why Not Just Give People Money? | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Forget food aid, cows and job training. An unprecedented 12-year experiment in Kenya tests the power of cash.
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How welfare's work requirements can deepen and prolong poverty: Rose's story

How welfare's work requirements can deepen and prolong poverty: Rose's story | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Only very low-income Americans who are working or looking for work are eligible for federal, time-limited welfare dollars. This restriction doesn't always help them get back on their feet.
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