Reflecting on Basic Income
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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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Milton Friedman proves why welfare can't work

Milton Friedman proves why government welfare can't work
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The myth of the benefits cheat is a sign of unkind times | Zoe Williams

The myth of the benefits cheat is a sign of unkind times | Zoe Williams | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
The downfall of the New Zealand politician Metiria Turei shows how little empathy is left for those on the dole, writes the Guardian columnist Zoe Williams
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Two Monkeys Were Paid Unequally: Excerpt from Frans de Waal's TED Talk

What happens when you pay two monkeys unequally? Watch what happens. An excerpt from the TED Talk: "Frans de Waal: Moral behavior in animals." Watch th
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How To Buy A Goat When You're Really Poor? Join A 'Merry-Go-Round'

How To Buy A Goat When You're Really Poor? Join A 'Merry-Go-Round' | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Skeptics say if you hand cash to the impoverished, they'll mismanage it. But it turns out, many poor people are great at saving — thanks to this ingenious system.
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It's possible that we can build a society where people don't have to work – here's how

It's possible that we can build a society where people don't have to work – here's how | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Work isn’t working anymore. Labour productivity has fallen in the UK since the financial crisis; 13.5 million people are living in low-income households; real wages are falling and the Gini coefficient, which measures inequality, is rising.
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Universal Basic Income as an Alternative to Higher Minimum Wages — Steemit

Universal Basic Income as an Alternative to Higher Minimum Wages — Steemit | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Are minimum wage laws necessary after universal basic income is implemented? Below is the full audio (with text) of… by scottsantens
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Robots are the Ripple Effect of a Higher Minimum Wage

Robots are the Ripple Effect of a Higher Minimum Wage | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
A new study published Tuesday by the NBER found that for every $1 minimum wage increase, the economy loses 0.43 percent of jobs that can b
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Universal Basic Income Needed to Break 'Addiction to Economic Growth Killing Us'

Universal Basic Income Needed to Break 'Addiction to Economic Growth Killing Us' | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Anthropologist Jason Hickel presents basic income as part of strategy of "planned de-growth," which will "increase human well-being and happiness while reducing our economic footprint."
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You're not imagining it: the rich really are hoarding economic growth

You're not imagining it: the rich really are hoarding economic growth | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Some of the most complete data on inequality ever is here, and it's staggering.
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Soft Revolution (part 2): rethinking universal income

Soft Revolution (part 2): rethinking universal income | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Universal income has been debated more and more openly in mainstream politics, in Canada, France, Switzerland, and even managed to enter limited “pilot” testing in several countries like Finland…
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Fran works six days a week in fast food, and yet she's homeless: 'It's economic slavery'

Fran works six days a week in fast food, and yet she's homeless: 'It's economic slavery' | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Fran Marion and Bridget Hughes are leading voices in Stand Up Kansas City, part of the Fight for $15 movement that aims raise the minimum wage across the US
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How welfare's work requirements can deepen and prolong poverty: Rose's story

How welfare's work requirements can deepen and prolong poverty: Rose's story | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Only very low-income Americans who are working or looking for work are eligible for federal, time-limited welfare dollars. This restriction doesn't always help them get back on their feet.
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'We're working ourselves to death': Why the work week should be 15 hours

'We're working ourselves to death': Why the work week should be 15 hours | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
A reduction in work would make us happier, healthier and more productive, according to Dutch historian and writer Rutger Bregman.
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We can’t have the universal income because (some) people would be lazy?

And people like when things are fair. A universal basic income as a method to better distribute access to the land, seen as economic opportunity, that makes things more fair. Consider concentrated…
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One of Silicon Valley's biggest CEOs just backed a universal basic income

One of Silicon Valley's biggest CEOs just backed a universal basic income | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Billionaire Silicon Valley bosses are fast becoming a key source of support for the idea of a universal basic income.
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Billionaire Richard Branson weighs in on the idea of free cash handouts

Billionaire Richard Branson weighs in on the idea of free cash handouts | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
First Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg supported the idea, now the iconic entrepreneur shares his thoughts.
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China: The State Council has issued its first ArtificiaI Intelligence development plan | Basic Income News

China: The State Council has issued its first ArtificiaI Intelligence development plan | Basic Income News | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
The State Council of China released an Artificial Intelligence (AI) development plan on July 20, 2017, which aims to build a domestic industry worth almost $150 billion and positioning the country to become the world leader in AI by 2030. There are three steps in the plan. By 2020, the Chinese government expects its companies and research facilities to be
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Ep 7.1: Universal Basic Income - An Idea Whose Time Has Come

Stream Ep 7.1: Universal Basic Income - An Idea Whose Time Has Come by Upstream from desktop or your mobile device
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More and More Americans Prefer Not Working to Taking the Stingy Wages Employers Offer

More and More Americans Prefer Not Working to Taking the Stingy Wages Employers Offer | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
They’re going Galt!
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What's the cost of universal basic income? A better question is what's the cost of not having it. — Steemit

What's the cost of universal basic income? A better question is what's the cost of not having it. — Steemit | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
(This is an excerpt from my article titled " How We Can Transform America’s Broken Economic System to Work for… by scottsantens
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What If Government Just Gave Everyone Cash, No Strings Attached?

What If Government Just Gave Everyone Cash, No Strings Attached? | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
The radical idea of a universal basic income is far from new, but it's finally being tested around the world -- even in America.
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