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UBS Libor Manipulation Deserves the Death Penalty

UBS Libor Manipulation Deserves the Death Penalty | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
There is no point in mincing words: UBS AG, the Swiss global bank, has been disgracing the banking profession for years and needs to be shut down.
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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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EU Survey: 64% of Europeans in Favour of Basic Income

EU Survey: 64% of Europeans in Favour of Basic Income | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
How much mainstream has basic income become? Well, quite a lot according to a new EU-wide survey.
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A Basic Income Would Upend America’s Work Ethic—and That’s a Good Thing

A Basic Income Would Upend America’s Work Ethic—and That’s a Good Thing | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
We have been ruled for years by archaic economic ideas, particularly the claim that a healthy dose of economic austerity is the best way to get the economy’s engines firing again.
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Massive cash transfer study shows ‘impressive’ results | BIEN

Massive cash transfer study shows ‘impressive’ results | BIEN | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
The Overseas Development Institute just released the largest meta-analysis of cash transfer programs ever, spanning 15 years of data and 165 studies. The main takeaway is that studies show a consistent reduction in poverty measures. Perhaps an even more important conclusion is that most evidence showed an increase in work participation after receiving the basic income. The Overseas Development Institute
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The best way to fix child poverty in the US is to give poor kids free money

The best way to fix child poverty in the US is to give poor kids free money | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
In an era when upward economic mobility seems increasingly hard to achieve, the idea of instituting a universal basic income (UBI) is all the rage in policy circles around the globe. Of course, there are reasonable concerns about the practicalities: guaranteeing the income of every man, woman, and child would be expensive, and critics worry that such a progra
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If You Drive For a Living, Look for Another Career

If You Drive For a Living, Look for Another Career | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
There is nothing wrong with planning for the future. If you are a cab driver, or a truck driver, or an Uber driver, now is the time to plan for what you will do when your job disappears. And for what we should do for you.
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Universal Basic Income and the New Corporatist Democrats

Universal Basic Income and the New Corporatist Democrats | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Alexander Holt examines how Universal Basic Income might finally find a champion.
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Basic Income? Basically unaffordable, say most Canadians - Angus Reid Institute

Basic Income? Basically unaffordable, say most Canadians - Angus Reid Institute | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Two-in-three say a basic income program would discourage people from working August 11, 2016 – As governments across the country and around the world mull the concept of a basic income for all their citizens, a new poll from the Angus Reid Institute finds Canadians broadly supportive of the idea, and receptive to the two... Read More
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Ray K Q&A | Is Universal Basic Income a Good Idea? | Singularity University

Ray Kurzweil discusses universal basic income. For more information on our diversity initiatives, please read our Medium post
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As Robots Are Able To Do More Jobs, What's Left For Humans?

As Robots Are Able To Do More Jobs, What's Left For Humans? | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
If you can't work for a living because some machine is doing it for you, how are you going to make it? Cartoon by Kirk Anderson
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Jobs, Basic Income, Post Scarcity, and all that Jazz | greyenlightenment.com

Jobs, Basic Income, Post Scarcity, and all that Jazz | greyenlightenment.com | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
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Millennials are obsessed with side hustles because they’re all we’ve got

Millennials are obsessed with side hustles because they’re all we’ve got | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
On weekends, Colleen teaches fitness classes. Mary builds websites. Luke sells vintage video games. Tony designs and 3D-prints custom Star Wars miniatures. I write for the internet. Among my friends, and 20- and 30-somethings as a whole, the side hustle–the gig you work in addition to your day job–is so ubiquitous that, in April, Glamou
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Three-day workweek is the most productive for employees, study says

A study of both men and women says employees perform best when they work 25 hours per week, but only if they’re older than a certain age.
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Job automation threatens peoples' livelihoods. Can universal basic income save the day?

Technological developments are rendering many jobs obsolete. Can implemeting a universal basic income provide a way of managing the social and economic implications of such a radical transformation?
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Free money is not so funny anymore: Confessions of a (former) skeptic of basic income

Free money is not so funny anymore: Confessions of a (former) skeptic of basic income | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
More and more evidence has contradicted my initial opposition to doling out money to Americans
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Universal Basic Income: The great escape? | The Project

Universal Basic Income: The great escape? | The Project | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Universal Basic Income (UBI) in its most common form is a proposal to issue a stipend at a set monetary value, provided unconditionally to every registered citizen, usually from an
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According To Girls, These Are The Biggest No-No's

According to girls these are the things you should definitely not do when trying to have a conversation. Hannah Cranston and Alex Wehrley discuss datin
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THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS: Expert Meeting on “Sense (and Nonsense) of a Basic Income” | BIEN

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS: Expert Meeting on “Sense (and Nonsense) of a Basic Income” | BIEN | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Norbert Klein, the leader of the Vrijzinnige Partij (a small Cultural Liberal Party), has organized a debate about basic income in cooperation with the Vereniging Basisinkomen (the Dutch branch of BIEN). The event is scheduled for Thursday, September 1 2016 from 13:30 to 17:30 in café Dudok, Hofweg 1a, The Hague.
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Inequality is deeply entrenched. We’ll have to think big to fix it.

Inequality is deeply entrenched. We’ll have to think big to fix it. | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
The Missing Debate: Wealth inequality
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Why we need a basic income before we can embrace automation

Why we need a basic income before we can embrace automation | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Jobs are being lost. Now is the time to act.
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The brave new world of robots and lost jobs

The brave new world of robots and lost jobs | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Automation is more of a threat to job security than trade deals or immigration.
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As Robots Take Our Jobs, Guaranteed Income Might Ease the Pain

As Robots Take Our Jobs, Guaranteed Income Might Ease the Pain | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Let's start with a small test.

When was the following text published -- in 1961, 1987 or last week?

The number of jobs lost to mor
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Economist Mariana Mazzucato: Basic income is a "basic right" | BIEN

Economist Mariana Mazzucato: Basic income is a "basic right" | BIEN | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Noted economist Mariana Mazzucato (University of Sussex) delivered the 2016 Raul Prebisch Lecture at the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) in Santiago. During the Q&A, she called basic income "basic right" that should be "taken for granted"
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Alan Watts on Socially Responsible Automation and an Unconditional Basic Income Guarantee

It's like he knew what the main problems of work-cultist capitalism and its socially irresponsible job automation were going to be before the whole mes
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