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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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Wages and the Violence of Capitalism

Wages and the Violence of Capitalism | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Very recently, a fellow comrade at a group I belong to ( Plan C – a group constituted by the coolest people you’ll ever meet, and also me) put me in touch with a journalist at the BB
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Unless It Changes, Capitalism Will Starve Humanity By 2050

We need to build a new system: one that will balance economic growth with sustainability and human flourishing.
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A Universal Basic Income is Not the Solution

A Universal Basic Income is Not the Solution | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
A government provided social welfare check for everyone with nothing in return is not the solution to the growing scarcity of good-payin
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Industrial Revolution Comparisons Aren't Comforting

Industrial Revolution Comparisons Aren't Comforting | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
More automation may be good in the long run, but history tells us there'll be turmoil along the way.
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This Is the New Face of American Unemployment

This Is the New Face of American Unemployment | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
As the U.S. labor force crests again, a new complex of problems locks many Americans out of the workplace.
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Andy Stern: There Is a Way to Stop Machines From Making Americans Poorer

Advances in technology are rapidly transforming our economy, enabling smarter, cheaper and faster ways of producing goods, acquiring services, an
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Why Taxation Is Not Theft

Why Taxation Is Not Theft | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Just as all political debates inevitably end with someone making a Hitler comparison, all debates with libertarians sooner or later involve the claim that taxation is theft. It doesn’t matter whether you are discussing the welfare state, universal healthcare or a TV licence, at some point a libertarian will accuse the government of acting like…
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The West needs a New Deal – BBC2 Newsnight

The West needs a New Deal – BBC2 Newsnight | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7O0OJ_VZJok This video, prepared by and for BBC Newsnight, foreshadows DiEM25's European New Deal - which will be made available in full during February. The script follows: Having dismissed their poverty as a personality defect and their zero hour contracts as efficiency improvements, the Deep Establishment now looks on in despair as a Nationalist International…
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French Socialist Vision Sees Money for All, Funded by Robots

French Socialist Vision Sees Money for All, Funded by Robots | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Most politicians promise more jobs. France’s Socialist presidential candidate is saying there may not be many in the future, but you’ll get paid anyway.
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Real Time with Bill Maher: Affluenza and the Culture of Dependency (HBO)

Subscribe to the Real Time YouTube: http://itsh.bo/10r5A1B In his editorial New Rule, Bill Maher calls on Congress to end America’s culture of dependency…b
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Report: Bill Gates Could Be The World's First TRILLIONAIRE

Microsoft founder Bill Gates is on path to becoming the world’s first trillionaire within the next 25 years, a new study has found. The report by Oxfam
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How The Coming Wave Of Job Automation Will Affect You And The U.S.

How The Coming Wave Of Job Automation Will Affect You And The U.S. | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
The 227,000 jobs added to the payroll in January marked the 76th straight month of expansion.
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Canada is betting on a universal basic income to help cities gutted by manufacturing job loss

Canada is betting on a universal basic income to help cities gutted by manufacturing job loss | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Of all the ideas to pull people out of poverty, one of the more contentious is also the simplest: governments should just hand out monthly checks to the poor, no strings attached. That’s exactly what the Canadian province of Ontario plans to do, and it’s already causing a ruckus. The Liberal Party currently i
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David Graeber on Bullshit Jobs

David Graeber on Bullshit Jobs. A clip from Episode 1 of Renegade Inc. ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Renegade Inc. provides its members with the conten
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Real Progressives LIVE with Pavlina Tcherneva: Federal Job Guarantee vs Basic Income

Steve and Pavlina discuss the pros and cons of a federal job guarantee program versus a universal basic income guarantee program. What can best serve th
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Conservative Carbon Dividend Proposal is a Welcome Development for Introduction of Partial Basic Income | Basic Income News

Conservative Carbon Dividend Proposal is a Welcome Development for Introduction of Partial Basic Income | Basic Income News | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
"The closest analogue to Alaska's Permanent Fund Dividend we can hope for"
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Sam Harris on Universal Basic Income

Sam Harris and Andrew Sullivan speak about universal basic income and the economic conditions that lead up to Donald Trump becoming the 45th president o
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Universal Basic Income: UBI Pilot Programs Around the World

Universal basic income UBI pilot programs are in the works; here's a look at where these UBI pilot programs are, what they're like, and which are coming.
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A Proposal for Universal Basic Income from the Former President of SEIU (Andrew Stern Interview)

Andrew Stern, former president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and author of Raising the Floor: How a Universal Basic Income Can Rene
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Automated Economy Explained: Mechanics of a Basic Income

Humans Need Not Apply by CGP Grey: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Pq-S557XQU&t=28s The Rest Of Us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/TheRestOfUs The Res
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Yanis Varoufakis: ‘Western Democracies need a New Deal’ - Viewsnight

Viewsnight is BBC Newsnight's new place for ideas and opinion. Here Yanis Varoufakis, former Greek Finance Minister, argues that it’s time for a “New Deal
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Universal basic income 'worrying and expensive' - BBC News

Universal basic income 'worrying and expensive' - BBC News | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Paying everyone a universal basic income would be an "expensive socialist experiment", an economist warns.
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The Young Turks Launch ‘Justice Democrats’ to Reverse the Democratic Party’s Decline (Video)

The Young Turks Launch ‘Justice Democrats’ to Reverse the Democratic Party’s Decline (Video) | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
In a segment of Monday’s show, host Cenk Uygur explained the need for a modern progressive wing in the Democratic Party.
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