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Basic Income would cure most of our current economic problems.
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UNITED STATES: Former Treasury Secretary Endorses BIG calling it “almost inevitable” | Basic Income News

UNITED STATES: Former Treasury Secretary Endorses BIG calling it “almost inevitable” | Basic Income News | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
Robert Reich, Former Secretary of the U.S. Treasury and now a popular author and commentator, recently endorsed a basic income guarantee (BIG) in response to a question from the floor ...
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Laura Tyson considers appropriate policy responses to the next wave of automation. - Project Syndicate

Laura Tyson considers appropriate policy responses to the next wave of automation. - Project Syndicate | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
The rise of so-called smart machines will challenge a fundamental feature of economic life: Most people gain their income by selling their labor. So what will happen when the labor of a large number of workers is displaced by technology or no longer commands an income adequate to provide a minimally decent standard of living?
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My Life as a Retail Worker: Nasty, Brutish, and Cheap

My Life as a Retail Worker: Nasty, Brutish, and Cheap | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
After veteran reporter Joseph Williams lost his job, he found employment in a sporting-goods store. In a personal essay, he recalls his struggles with challenges millions of Americans return to day after day.
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“So, your new job,” he said, his irritation coming through the phone as he realized he needed to fill my shift for the week ahead. “They’re hiring you away from here. I guess [you] don’t care about hard work or loyalty.”

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Citizen Income: Potential Ways Forward - Basic Income UK

Citizen Income: Potential Ways Forward - Basic Income UK | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
The following is a report about a meeting that took place in the People's Parliament on March 4th, 2014. Comments and additions welcome.
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US Government Spending Breakdown: Federal, State, Local for 2014 - Charts

US Government Spending Breakdown: Federal, State, Local for 2014 - Charts | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
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Through the eyes of a benefits adviser: a plea for a basic income | openDemocracy

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Swiss To Pay Basic Income 2,500 Francs Per Month To Every Adult

Swiss To Pay Basic Income 2,500 Francs Per Month To Every Adult | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
Switzerland may start paying every adult (whether they work or not) a salary of over $2000 per month, based on the idea that their citizens will have more time to devote to things they are intrinsically interested in, instead of spending the majority of their time worrying about how they are going
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014: How Might We Respond to Technological Unemployment? | Review The Future

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Jaron Lanier: Who Owns the Future? - YouTube

From media to manufacturing to medicine, technology is reshaping the face of more and more industries, marching them lock-step into an information economy. H...
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Free money is no longer the stuff of utopia -- New Internationalist

Free money is no longer the stuff of utopia -- New Internationalist | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
Bill Jordan makes the case for a global Basic Income, an idea that has finally come of age.
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Bill Gates: People Don't Realize How Many Jobs Will Soon Be Replaced By Software Bots

Bill Gates: People Don't Realize How Many Jobs Will Soon Be Replaced By Software Bots | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
Bill Gates believes that within 20 years a lot of jobs will be replaced by software.
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The $21 Trillion Black Hole in the Global Economy | Brainwash Update - YouTube

Abby Martin breaks down off-shore tax havens for multinational corporations and the 1%, citing the $21 trillion missing from the global economy and the lack ...
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Heresy of the week: The conservative case for a citizen’s income | Conservative Home

Heresy of the week: The conservative case for a citizen’s income | Conservative Home | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
If the economy no longer provides ordinary working people with the hope of improved living standards, then the mainstream majority will look to the state instead
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“Guaranteed income for every adult? It’s not as far-fetched as you might think,” Michael Howard, University of Maine

“Guaranteed income for every adult? It’s not as far-fetched as you might think,” Michael Howard, University of Maine | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
Originally published in the Bangor Daily News on March 4, 2014 I argued previously in a Feb. 4 BDN OpEd that unconditional cash transfers funded by a carbon tax could bring about substantial reductions in extreme poverty globally. But what about the less-than-extreme poverty in developed countries? Is there a case to be made for unconditional cash […]
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Is unconditional basic income the reform Europe needs?

Is unconditional basic income the reform Europe needs? | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
Europe’s inflexible labour markets are in need of a structural overhaul, which can perhaps be found in the shape of an unconditional basic income
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“BASIC INCOME is the life-saving boat of a sinking global economy”

“BASIC INCOME is the life-saving boat of a sinking global economy.” - Interview with Andrey "Boby" Angelov - Content Creator for the Bulgarian Facebook page about the European Citizens’ Initiative ...
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RSA Replay - How to Change the Post-Crash Economy - YouTube

An expert panel including Costas Lapavitsas - professor of economics at SOAS, Paul Mason, Culture and Digital editor, Channel 4 News; Mariana Mazzucato RM Ph...
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College Grads Taking Low-Wage Jobs Displace Less Educated

College Grads Taking Low-Wage Jobs Displace Less Educated | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
Jeanina Jenkins, a 20-year-old high- school graduate from St. Louis, is stuck in a $7.82-an-hour part-time job at McDonald’s Corp. that she calls a “last resort” because nobody would offer her anything better.
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Pleidooi voor de 24-urige werkweek

Pleidooi voor de 24-urige werkweek | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
Keynes pleitte in 1930 zelfs al voor een 15-urige werkweek. De werkweek van 40 naar 24 uur kan het probleem van de groeiende werkloosheid helpen oplossen.
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Highest Minimum-Wage State Washington Beats U.S. Job Growth

Highest Minimum-Wage State Washington Beats U.S. Job Growth | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
When Washington residents voted in 1998 to raise the state’s minimum wage and link it to the cost of living, opponents warned the measure would be a job-killer. The prediction hasn’t been borne out.
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Guaranteed income for every adult? It’s not as far-fetched as you might think

Guaranteed income for every adult? It’s not as far-fetched as you might think | Arguments for Basic Income | Scoop.it
I argued previously in a Feb. 4 BDN OpEd that unconditional cash transfers funded by a carbon tax could bring about substantial reductions in extreme poverty globally. But what about the less-than-extreme poverty in developed countries? Is there a case to be made for unconditional cash transfers for them? More [...]
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