Arguments for Basic Income
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Basic Income would cure most of our current economic problems.
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A Basic Income Is Smarter Than a Minimum Wage

A Basic Income Is Smarter Than a Minimum Wage | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
Governments brave enough to try basic income may be able to abandon labor  market regulation.
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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.

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Japan Goes Full Krugman: Plans Un-Depositable, Non-Cash "Gift-Certificate" Money Drop To Young People | Zero Hedge

Japan Goes Full Krugman: Plans Un-Depositable, Non-Cash "Gift-Certificate" Money Drop To Young People | Zero Hedge | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
The Swiss, the Finns, and the Ontarians may get their 'Universal Basic Income' but the Japanese are about to turn the Spinal Tap amplifier of extreme monetary experimentation to 11. Sankei reports, with no sourcing, that the Japanese government plans to unleash "vouchers" or "gift certificates" to low-income young people to stimulate the "conspicuous decline" in consumption among young people. The handouts may not be deposited, thus combining helicopter money (inflationary) and fully electronic currency (implicit capital controls and tracking of spending).
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Why you shouldn't fall for universal basic income

Why you shouldn't fall for universal basic income | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
When Silicon Valley billionaires start dabbling in public policy it’s time to go on red alert. Marc Andreessen, investor in Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter, says the universal basic income is “a very interesting idea”. Y Combinator, a start-up fund, is running the numbers on it. Its President, Sam Altman, has already pronounced: the basic income is “inevitable”.
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When Robots Take Our Jobs, Should Everyone Still Get a Paycheck?

When Robots Take Our Jobs, Should Everyone Still Get a Paycheck? | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
A concept called universal basic income is gaining traction as a way to help people deal with machines taking over the job market
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Obama just warned Congress about robots taking over jobs that pay less than $20 an hour

Obama just warned Congress about robots taking over jobs that pay less than $20 an hour | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
That's equal to 62% of the workforce.
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Reinventing Horizons

Reinventing Horizons | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
In the following paper I would like to introduce the concept of Universal Basic Income and present some grounds for its implementation by showing its moral justification and particularly its positive and radical egalitarian consequences. For reasons of space I will not address the issues of the feasibility and viability of basic income even though I am fully aware of their importance. And I will only briefly mention another very important issue – the normative justification for implementing basic income. Basic Income is an income paid by the state to each full member or accredited resident of a society, regardless of whether he or she wishes to engage in paid employment, or whether they are rich or poor. In other words, UBI functions independently of any other sources of income that a person might have, and irrespective of cohabitation arrangements in the domestic sphere1. - 
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Americans fear a life of 'dead-end crap jobs with crap wages'

Americans fear a life of 'dead-end crap jobs with crap wages' | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
Americans are on edge about the economy. Even though they have jobs, they worry they are one job loss or health scare away from ruin.
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New Zealanders want to give each of its citizens a basic income

New Zealanders want to give each of its citizens a basic income | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
New Zealand could become one of the first developed countries to scrap benefits and introduce a basic citizens’ income.

Leader of the opposition Andrew Little said his Labour party was considering the idea as part of proposals to combat the "possibility of higher structural unemployment". 

Citizens’ income, also known as Universal Basic Income (UBI), involves a basic, unconditional, fixed payment made to every person in the country by the state in lieu of benefits. 
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Welcome To The Post-Work Economy

For the future economy to work, we need to get rid of our unhealthy fixation on what work and jobs mean to our self-worth.
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New Zealand is debating a plan to give people unconditional free money

New Zealand is debating a plan to give people unconditional free money | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
Basic income is spreading — fast.
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Our tech future: the rich own the robots while the poor have 'job mortgages'

Our tech future: the rich own the robots while the poor have 'job mortgages' | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
Artificial intelligence expert Jerry Kaplan says those whose jobs involve ‘a narrow set of duties’ are most likely to see their work replaced by automation
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Finland considers universal basic income under social reform plans

Finland considers universal basic income under social reform plans | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
Finland may replace part of its social security net with a universal basic wage as it looks to rein in state spending, if a pilot project recommended by government advisors succeeds.
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Rampant wealth inequality in Silicon Valley could make San Francisco a ghost town

Rampant wealth inequality in Silicon Valley could make San Francisco a ghost town | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
In the late 1990s, I was making $12.50 an hour and living in a two-bedroom apartment. Life was pretty good. I could travel occasionally, buy dinner and drinks, and go shopping. I was far from wealthy, but I could afford to live on my salary in part because my rent was just shy o
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This Is What It Feels Like When A Robot Takes Your Job

Almost half of U.S. jobs may one day be automated. For some employees who worked at a free on-demand concierge, that day came last month.
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Basic income doesn't emphasize divisions between poor and working people: PhD candidate

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How A Universal Basic Income Could Fuel Entrepreneurship

How A Universal Basic Income Could Fuel Entrepreneurship | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
Countries like Australia need to invest in its people if they want to stay innovative. A universal basic income for every citizen is the solution - this is why
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A lot of people who make over $350,000 are about to get replaced by software

A lot of people who make over $350,000 are about to get replaced by software | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
It's happening at Goldman Sachs.
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A Plan in Case Robots Take the Jobs: Give Everyone a Paycheck

A Plan in Case Robots Take the Jobs: Give Everyone a Paycheck | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
For some technologists, machine intelligence is not seen as a job-killing catastrophe, but something like a windfall that could lead to universal basic income.
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Unit Bryan

A bored retail store employee is tasked with training the stores new employee: a friendly worker robot. Written and Directed by Jem Garrard Produced by Gre
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DOJ to States: Don't Jail Poor People Over Court Fines

DOJ to States: Don't Jail Poor People Over Court Fines | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
There are concerns some courts are effectively punishing poor people by imposing crippling fines and fees that, when unpaid, can result in jail time.
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TRUANCY COURT CASE FINES COST A PENNSYLVANIA MOTHER HER LIFE AS SHE DIED IN JAIL FROM MEDICAL CONDITION SHE COMPLAINED ABOUT BUT THOSE  IN THE JAIL IGNORED.