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Philippe Van Parijs - Closing of 14th Congress of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN2012)

Philippe Van Parijs, PhD's in social sciences und philosophy, chair of BIEN's International Advisory Board, professor, Chaire Hoover d'éthique économique et ...
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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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US: Universal Basic Income is returning to America | BIEN

US: Universal Basic Income is returning to America | BIEN | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Over the past year, growing support from an array of thought leaders suggests a rising tide for UBI in the US.
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Getting on Disability Showed Me Everyone Should Have Basic Income

What would you do if you were given $1000 per month? Would you stop working? Would you travel? Would you start your own business? If you live in a major city, the answer is likely that you couldn't do any of these things. The amount wouldn't be enough to pay for your rent, bills, food, student
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The Millennial Revolt Against Neoliberalism

The Millennial Revolt Against Neoliberalism | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
We have been told a story about the presidential candidacy of Senator Bernie Sanders, a story perpetuated almost exclusively by centrist Democrats vehemently opposed to his progressive agenda.
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Basic Income Guarantee: A Surprisingly Cost-Effective Method for Eliminating Poverty

Basic Income Guarantee: A Surprisingly Cost-Effective Method for Eliminating Poverty | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
“Social programs should lift people out of poverty, not keep them there, and a Basic Income is a new approach that could work…”
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The Road To Robot Takeover: McKinsey's Report On the Future of Automation

Last week McKinsey & Company released findings detailing what workers, owners & policy-makers can expect in automation over the next decade.
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Is Universal Basic Income is a poor tool to fight poverty?

Is Universal Basic Income is a poor tool to fight poverty? | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
A recent article in The New York Times, entitled “Universal Basic Income is Poor Tool to Fight Poverty,” spawned a debate on the desirability of implementing a UBI in the United States. This Basic Income News feature analyzes the NYT column’s argument against UBI, and looks at the counterarguments posed in several response pieces.
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Martin Whitlock: Basic Income is Investment in People

Martin Whitlock, author of Human Politics: Human Value (Mindhenge Books, 2014), has penned a compelling Huffington Post op-ed, aptly titled “The Basic Income Will Make Sense When People Learn to Value Their Unpaid Work.” Whitlock contends that we as a society need to invert the way that we think about work and income: We assume that work comes first: once
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Why America’s impressive 5% unemployment rate feels like a lie for so many

Why America’s impressive 5% unemployment rate feels like a lie for so many | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
On Apr. 14, Bloomberg News announced that jobless claims in the US have reached their lowest level since 1973. “All other labor market data are telling us that the economy is creating a lot of jobs,” economist Patrick Newport told the outlet. “This is further confirmation that the labor market is strong.” That same day
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Robot surgeon STAR bests its human counterparts in world first

Robot surgeon STAR bests its human counterparts in world first | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
One step for a robot, one giant leap for robot kind In a recent study Oxford University and others estimated that between 35% and 45% of all of todays’ jobs would be automated by AI, robots a…
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"Would a Universal Basic Income make us lonely?" (A: "No")

"Would a Universal Basic Income make us lonely?" (A: "No") | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Oxford Fellow Max Harris presents an argument that a universal basic income could contribute to loneliness. But neither the argument as stated, nor its strongest form, give us good reason to reject a UBI.
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Hillary Clinton opposes a policy that gives people free money — here's what she gets wrong

Hillary Clinton opposes a policy that gives people free money — here's what she gets wrong | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Basic income is a radical idea, and it challenges people to rethink typical notions of work.
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From bots to Brexit: Hillary Clinton explains how she'll manage this uneasy economy

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Torturing Victims, Victim Blaming - 8,000 humans have welfare pay slashed over their failure to look for work

Torturing Victims, Victim Blaming - 8,000 humans have welfare pay slashed over their failure to look for work | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Almost 8,000 young people have seen their social welfare payments slashed because of their failure to seek job or education opportunities, new figures reveal.
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Raising the Floor

Raising the Floor | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Advances in technology are creating the next economy and enabling us to make things/do things/connect with others in smarter, cheaper, faster, more effective ways. But the price of this progres
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5 Views on What Basic Income Should Be and Why It Matters

5 Views on What Basic Income Should Be and Why It Matters | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
It seems that basic income is on the lips of everyone today. From Finland to the Netherlands, Switzerland to Canada, governments and cities have embraced the idea as one worth testing. Although talk of basic income has been around for some time, it seems that now there is a real push, an unwavering drive and motivation to see how the idea could work in practice. Beyond the hype, however, lie some crucial questions that need to be addressed. With support from all sides of the political spectrum and interest from…
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A basic income, or the end of the welfare state?

Stream A basic income, or the end of the welfare state? by Policy Forum Pod from desktop or your mobile device
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A Guaranteed Basic Income for All

A Guaranteed Basic Income for All | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
While unemployment and stagnant wages continue to stir discontent and worry about the economy, an unconventional solution is being considered:
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Revival of Universal Basic Income Proposal Ignores Needs of Labor Force

Revival of Universal Basic Income Proposal Ignores Needs of Labor Force | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Universal basic income, a centuries-old idea to cure poverty that’s now enjoying a revival, is superficially appealing solution in search of a problem, Greg Ip writes.
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The Near Impossibility of Moving Up After Welfare

The Near Impossibility of Moving Up After Welfare | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
In the wake of welfare reform, unemployed people are pushed to quickly find work, any work. But too often those jobs lead nowhere.
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AI revolution could spell the END of immigration, claims US Presidential candidate

AI revolution could spell the END of immigration, claims US Presidential candidate | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
THE impending AI revolution may lead to the end of immigration, a leading expert has claimed.
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Open Brief gemeente Utrecht aan Klijnsma: Laat ons in 2017 experimenten met regels in de bijstand - De Utrechtse Internet Courant

Open Brief gemeente Utrecht aan Klijnsma: Laat ons in 2017 experimenten met regels in de bijstand - De Utrechtse Internet Courant | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Wethouder Victor Everhardt heeft samen met zijn collega’s uit Groningen, Wageningen en Tilburg een open brief gestuurd aan staatssecretaris Jetta Klijnsma. Reden hiervoor is het uitstel voor het experimenteren met regels in de bijstand. Dit zou per 1 januari 2017 mogen, maar deze datum wordt tot verbazing van de vier wethouders niet meer gehaald. Ze doen nu een oproep aan de staatssecretaris om er alles aan te doen deze datum wel te halen. 
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Johan Nygren, "Crypto-states make taxation impossible  -  Darwinian Basic Income is the Future" | BIEN

Johan Nygren, "Crypto-states make taxation impossible  -  Darwinian Basic Income is the Future" | BIEN | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Cryptocurrency-developer Johan Nygren is designing a system, "Resilience," that is capable of implementing what he describes as a "Darwinian basic income."
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They aren’t in it for ‘free stuff': What critics get wrong about millennial Bernie Sanders supporters

Sanders' policies aren't about giving stuff away for free, they're about keeping up with an evolving world economy
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