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An Alternative to Austerity | The Nation

An Alternative to Austerity | The Nation | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
In the looming debt-ceiling fight, progressives must make the case for protecting social programs, raising revenues and cutting the Pentagon budget.
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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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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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Wage Stagnation in Nine Charts

Wage Stagnation in Nine Charts | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Our country has suffered from rising income inequality and chronically slow growth in the living standards of low- and moderate-income Americans. This disappointing living-standards growth—which was in fact caused by rising income inequality—preceded the Great Recession and continues to this day. Fortunately, income inequality and middle-class living standards are now squarely on the political agenda. …
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Robots won't just take our jobs – they'll make the rich even richer

Robots won't just take our jobs – they'll make the rich even richer | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Robotics and artificial intelligence will continue to improve – but without political change such as a tax, the outcome will range from bad to apocalyptic
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Why everyone should have a basic income | Guy Standing | TEDxKlagenfurt

Have you ever feared that moment of economic insecurity? Encountered some unpredictable event, lost a job or simply just left the university not knowin
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Guaranteed paycheck: Does a 'basic income' encourage laziness?

Guaranteed paycheck: Does a 'basic income' encourage laziness? | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Government programs promising a no-strings-attached monthly paycheck will lead to a lazy population, say some. But initial results from similar "cash transfer" programs in developing countries challenge the conventional wisdom.
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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

​ Austin Munday Join the Newsletter 3/9/2017
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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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Basic income isn’t just a nice idea. It's a birthright

Basic income isn’t just a nice idea. It's a birthright | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
A basic income could defeat the scarcity mindset, instil a sense of solidarity and even ease the anxieties that gave us Brexit and Trump
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Why A French Socialist’s Case for Taxing Robots Is Better Than Bill Gates’ Idea - Working In These Times

Why A French Socialist’s Case for Taxing Robots Is Better Than Bill Gates’ Idea - Working In These Times | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
In These Times features award-winning investigative reporting about corporate malfeasance and government wrongdoing, insightful analysis of national and international affairs, and sharp cultural criticism about events and ideas that matter.
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Government urged to tackle zero hours contracts with universal basic income

Government urged to tackle zero hours contracts with universal basic income | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
The Government should respond to the increasing proliferation of “zero-hours” contracts by piloting a universal basic income, the Green Party has said. New figures based on an analysis of Office for National Statistics data revealed that 910,000 people are in the insecure jobs – 105,000 more than last year, up 14 per cent year-on-year and 30 per cent higher than 2014. In 2005, there were just 100,000 people recorded as being on such contracts.
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Bill Gates says it's too early for basic income, but over time 'countries will be rich enough'

Bill Gates says it's too early for basic income, but over time 'countries will be rich enough' | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Bill Gates said in a recent Reddit AMA that basic income isn't quite ripe as a means to ease poverty.
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Purchasing Power -- Why Basic Income Is A Human Right

Purchasing Power -- Why Basic Income Is A Human Right | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
I think that as the march of automation and robotization continues—and it seems to be accelerating—we really do have to deal with the right to an income, or purchasing power, because this becomes the key issue in security, and I think we’ve seen this very much in the 2016 election. The whol
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