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Poverty rate is highest in 15 years, says professor

Poverty rate is highest in 15 years, says professor | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
The Great Recession leaves behind the largest number of long-term unemployed people, or 4.7 million, since records were first kept in 1948, according to research from the University of Michigan.
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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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It's time to take 'free money' seriously | The New Daily

It's time to take 'free money' seriously | The New Daily | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Universal Basic Income, the idea that every citizen be granted a regular unconditional base wage, is rapidly pushing itself into mainstream politics.
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Universal basic income could solve many of America’s issues

Universal basic income could solve many of America’s issues | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Recently there has been a following amassed behind an idea that many mainstream and moderate politicians would call socialist. The idea is a proposal for what is called a Universal
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One San Francisco Politician Is Exploring A Tax On Robots

One San Francisco Politician Is Exploring A Tax On Robots | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Taxing companies that use robots to help pay for the workers they’ve displaced has been floated as a theoretical solution to a post-automation world. Now San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim is looking into whether it’s what the tech capital needs.
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Intereconomics: The Basics of Basic Income

Intereconomics: The Basics of Basic Income | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Basic income is a fashionable topic. A proposal to introduce one in Switzerland was put to a national referendum in 2016, although it was soundly defeated. Finland has recently introduced a modest experiment for 2,000 households. The current interest is mainly on the political left; for example, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton’s rival for the Democratic nomination in 2016, and Britain’s John McDermott, Jeremy Corbyn’s Shadow Chancellor, have expressed enthusiasm for the concept of unconditional basic income. Benoit Hamon, the Socialist Party’s candidate for the French presidency, has made the proposal a principal plank in his platform.
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No, wealth isn’t created at the top. It is merely devoured there | Rutger Bregman

No, wealth isn’t created at the top. It is merely devoured there | Rutger Bregman | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Bankers, pharmaceutical giants, Google, Facebook ... a new breed of rentiers are at the very top of the pyramid and they’re sucking the rest of us dry
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Low Socioeconomic Status Affects Life Expectancy More Than Obesity

Low Socioeconomic Status Affects Life Expectancy More Than Obesity | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Take away 2.1 years of your life if you are poor.
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Belastingstelsel moet op de schop: ‘Er staat een forse straf op werken’

Belastingstelsel moet op de schop: ‘Er staat een forse straf op werken’ | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Het huidige belastingsysteem met toeslagen werkt niet. Dat stelt Annemarie van Gaal in WNL Opiniemakers, dat dinsdag wordt uitgezonden op NPO 2. Vooral mensen me
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Will the poor be better off?

Clip: Debaters discuss whether a universal basic income will actually help the poor more than the current welfare system. An excerpt from the debate "Th
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Does the math add up?

Clip: debaters discuss the economic feasibility of a universal basic income. An excerpt from the debate "The Universal Basic Income Is The Safety Net Of Th
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‘Topexperts’ lanceren petitie voor basisinkomen

‘Topexperts’ lanceren petitie voor basisinkomen | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Met een ‘grootschalige petitie’ willen enkele bekende namen het basisinkomen op de politieke agenda krijgen. Onder hen parlementsleden Nele Lijnen (Ope
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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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What universal basic income could mean for the future of work

What universal basic income could mean for the future of work | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
As tech advances, some ask whether jobs are really necessary anymore.
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Universal Basic Income - An Inevitable Future? | InterQuest Group

Universal Basic Income - An Inevitable Future? | InterQuest Group | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Universal Basic Income is a fixed amount paid to by the government to its citizens regardless of employment status or wealth - is UBI the answer to automation?
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Neoliberalism Is Killing Us: Economic Stress as a Driver of Global Depression and Suicide

Neoliberalism Is Killing Us: Economic Stress as a Driver of Global Depression and Suicide | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Isn't it time we addressed the economic drivers behind the global spikes in depression and suicide?
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Robots do destroy jobs and lower wages, says new study

Robots do destroy jobs and lower wages, says new study | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
The fear that automation in the form of robots or artificial intelligence is going to destroy jobs is widespread. But it can be difficult to gauge just how serious to take the threat
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How Low-Paying Jobs and Weak Safety Nets Reduce Innovation and Productivity - Evonomics

How Low-Paying Jobs and Weak Safety Nets Reduce Innovation and Productivity - Evonomics | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Given the structure of our social safety net, automation tends to increase poverty and inequality rather than unemployment
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LIVE DEBATE: The Universal Basic Income Is The Safety Net Of The Future

Universal basic income isn't just an idea anymore: it's a reality. For a number of countries including Finland, Italy, Uganda, Kenya, and soon Canada, som
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Sociale dumping sloopt de EU

Sociale dumping sloopt de EU | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Sociale dumping is een sluipend gif dat onze West-Europese samenleving verziekt. Belgische werknemers verliezen hun werk. Oost-Europese werkkrachten worden op hun beurt schaamteloos uitgebuit. De overheid loopt ondertussen belastinginkomsten mis en onz
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Money Velocity: What the Latest Numbers Tell You: Elliott Wave International

Money Velocity: What the Latest Numbers Tell You: Elliott Wave International | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Despite the Fed's stimulus efforts, inflation remains subdued. The trend in money velocity -- the rate at which money changes hands in the economy -- is not what one might expect during a bull market. One bond manager points to high-debt levels.
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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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