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.
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.
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
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.
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
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. …
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.
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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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.
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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