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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
The conference will focus on issues created by the impact of information technology on labor markets over the next 25 years. The De Lange Conference will feature renowned speakers from academia, industry and leading think tanks with expertise in technology, economics, social sciences and the humanities.
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…
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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