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Number of homeless students hits new record: Over 1 million — RT

Number of homeless students hits new record: Over 1 million — RT | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
The number of homeless students in America topped one million for the first time last year as a result of the economic recession, a number that has risen 57 percent since 2007.
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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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Martin Luther King Jr. was decades ahead of his time in advocating for a universal basic income

Martin Luther King Jr. was decades ahead of his time in advocating for a universal basic income | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Humans aren't as necessary as they once were for carrying out basic tasks, manual and otherwise. Robots are doing more and more of those jobs, threatening to displace large numbers of workers and prompting experts from economists to Elon Musk to ask whether now is the time to implement a universal basic income, a social safety net that would provide unconditional cash payments t
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Mark Blyth and Wendy Schiller – Election 2016: What Happened and Why?

The result is in - but does it really matter and for whom does it matter? Will the U.S. p​resident-elect be able to address the problems faced by the voter
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Why we should all have a basic income

Why we should all have a basic income | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
It's like we live in a game of Monopoly but we're no longer collecting money for passing Go. A universal basic income would correct this, writes Scott Santens.
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Millennials earn 20% less than Boomers did at same stage of life

Millennials earn 20% less than Boomers did at same stage of life | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Downward mobility: Their student debt is drastically higher and "I think the opportunities have just been fading away."
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Christo Aivalis, "Basic income: libertarian wedge or a plank towards a socialist future?" | BIEN

Christo Aivalis, "Basic income: libertarian wedge or a plank towards a socialist future?" | BIEN | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
The case for viewing a BIG as part of a “general drive to democratize the economy”
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Why Unconditional Basic Income is Both 'Nightmare and Great Promise'

Why Unconditional Basic Income is Both 'Nightmare and Great Promise' | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Finland is testing the universal basic income (UBI) policy in a bid to boost employment as the country is slowly recovering from recession. Professor Olli Kangas told Radio Sputnik that the two-year-long experiment is meant to provide evidence that will show whether this strategy is a blessing or an additional burden.
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Obama hints at a Basic Income

"... the next wave of economic dislocations won’t come from overseas. It will come from the relentless pace of automation that makes a lot of good middle class jobs obsolete. And so we’re going to have to forge a new social compact to guarantee all our kids the education they need, to give workers the power to unionize for better wages, to update the social safety net to reflect the way we live now, and make more reforms to the tax code so corporations and the individuals who reap the most from this new economy don’t avoid their obligations to the country that’s made their very success possible."

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/10/us/politics/obama-farewell-address-speech.html
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Matt Bruenig Says The 1% Already Gets A Universal Basic Income - So Why Not One For All?

Matt Bruenig Says The 1% Already Gets A Universal Basic Income - So Why Not One For All? | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
What we have here from Matt Bruenig is a wonderful piece of political rhetoric and an attack of bad economics. Not that this is unusual of course--all too much of good political rhetoric depends upon ignoring good economics. Bruenig's point is that a hefty chunk of the American economy goes [...]
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Kent landlord bans 'battered wives' and single mothers from renting properties

Kent landlord bans 'battered wives' and single mothers from renting properties | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
One of the UK's biggest landlords has instructed agents acting on his behalf not to let his properties to "battered wives", single parents, low income workers, people on zero-hour contracts, or plumbers.
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The Scottish pioneer whose plan for a basic income could transform Britain

The Scottish pioneer whose plan for a basic income could transform Britain | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Support is growing for an idea that used to be considered eccentric
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Drug overdose deaths in the United States per 100,000 persons for 1999 and 2014

Drug overdose deaths in the United States per 100,000 persons for 1999 and 2014 | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
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A Universal Income needs a focus on citizen responsibility | Raf Manji | TEDxChristchurch

Lots of people are talking about Universal Basic Income: the idea that every citizen deserves a minimum income by right. But this focus on rights neglect
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The Pro-work Case for Universal Basic Income

The Pro-work Case for Universal Basic Income | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
The problem with these arguments is that they simply assume a UBI would significantly undermine the incentive to work, shifting the debate to the red-herring of work’s relationship with purpose. Noah…
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EU proposes giving all citizens a universal basic income

EU proposes giving all citizens a universal basic income | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
MEPs have warned European countries must “seriously” consider introducing a general basic income to prepare for wide scale unemployment that could come as a result of robots taking over manual jobs.
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For millennials, financial security may be out of reach, research suggests

For millennials, financial security may be out of reach, research suggests | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Report finds that millennials earn a full 20 percent less than baby boomers did at their age.
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Uber and Seamless ads reveal how Silicon Valley is screwing us – Sandpaper Suit

Uber and Seamless ads reveal how Silicon Valley is screwing us – Sandpaper Suit | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
“These days, everyone needs a side hustle,” starts the Uber commercial recruiting new drivers. And it’s got bouncy music and the dude is hip and it makes it sound like this is super fun and I’m…
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Capitalism Is Collapsing -- and the Weird Thing Is That Nothing Is Rising to Replace It

Author Wolfgang Streeck describes the phenomenon as “a death from a thousand cuts."
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How Universal Basic Income Could Rescue The Freelance Economy

How Universal Basic Income Could Rescue The Freelance Economy | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Paying everyone a small amount each month no matter what could make a big difference for freelancers and entrepreneurs.
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Universal Basic Income Is Our Best Weapon Against The Rising Far Right

Universal Basic Income Is Our Best Weapon Against The Rising Far Right | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Without basic economic security, people often behave selfishly and vote irresponsibly.
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Upworthy - By providing housing first and asking questions... | Facebook

Upworthy - By providing housing first and asking questions... | Facebook | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
By providing housing first and asking questions second, this Canadian city has eliminated homelessness. (via NowThis)
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Why we should give everyone a basic income | Rutger Bregman | TEDxMaastricht

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Rutger Bregman (1988) studied at Utrecht University and th
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The Stream - The basic income experiment

Follow The Stream and join Al Jazeera’s social media community: This episode’s story: http://stream.aljazeera.com/story/201701052319-0025352 FACEBOOK
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India 'plans to give every citizen a universal basic income'

India 'plans to give every citizen a universal basic income' | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
India is going to endorse a Universal Basic Income (UBI), according to a leading advocate of the system.   The world’s largest democracy will release a report in January stating that UBI is “basically the way forward,” according to Professor Guy Standing, who has worked on universal income pilot projects in India. If implemented, India would join Finland in providing free money to citizens.
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The economist behind Universal Basic Income: Give all citizens free money to help combat a 'neofascist wave of populism'

The economist behind Universal Basic Income: Give all citizens free money to help combat a 'neofascist wave of populism' | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Guy Standing was considered 'crazy' when he advocated UBI in the 80s. Now the idea is attracting support from politicians, Nobel Prize Winners
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