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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Ep. 9: How to Help the Poor

We can't help the poor by reaching down. We can only help by living and working alongside others as equals. This episode includes discussion of ownership vs ...
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Economists tested 7 welfare programs to see if they made people lazy. They didn't.

Economists tested 7 welfare programs to see if they made people lazy. They didn't. | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Giving poor people cash is a pretty great idea.
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The Rules - How to feel good about poverty | Facebook

The Rules - How to feel good about poverty | Facebook | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
If we ask the BIG QUESTIONS about poverty, we can expose its root causes and get real answers about how to stop creating it.

How is poverty created?
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What A Future Without Jobs Might Look Like

What A Future Without Jobs Might Look Like | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
On September 29th, 2015 I attended the World Summit on Technological Unemployment. Featuring talks from Joseph Stiglitz (Nobel Prize-winning economist; Former Chief Economist, World Bank; founder, Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Columbia University), John Wilmoth (Director of the Population Division of the United Nations), Scott Von (psychoanalyst, physician, and philosopher; Founding Director of the New Clinic for Integral Medicine & Psychiatry), and […]
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How American workers are being sold out

How American workers are being sold out | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
From the “Happiest Place on Earth” to Silicon Valley and across the Heartland, America’s high-skilled workers are getting screwed. Brutally, insidiously and comprehensively screwed. Big Tech CEOs a...
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Demanding a Post-Work World: Technological Unemployment and the Human Future

Demanding a Post-Work World: Technological Unemployment and the Human Future | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
The political left has long been oriented toward the future. This is clear in its revolutionary ethos: the utopia of the revolutionary is, after all, always just around the corner. But in orienting itself toward the future, the left has not always been actively futurist in its outlook. Many leftists are uncomfortable with technology and science, viewing them as insidious and malign capitalistic projects. As a result, their utopian dreams often end up looking to a mythic historical Golden Age for inspiration.
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A basic income could get rid of the welfare state

A basic income could get rid of the welfare state | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
The basic income does what it says on the tin. Every citizen over a certain age would receive an income from the state, writes Aaron McKenna.
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Maine has found a stunning way to keep the poor in poverty

Maine has found a stunning way to keep the poor in poverty | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
A lesson in unintended consequences.
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A guaranteed minimum income is not a welfare reform silver bullet | City A.M.

A guaranteed minimum income is not a welfare reform silver bullet | City A.M. | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
There is a growing recognition that current social welfare programmes are inadequate at best and counterproductive at worst.
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Free Market Welfare: The case for a Negative Income Tax « Adam Smith Institute

Free Market Welfare: The case for a Negative Income Tax « Adam Smith Institute | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
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Giving housing to the homeless is three times cheaper than leaving them on the streets

Giving housing to the homeless is three times cheaper than leaving them on the streets | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Another study confirms that the most cost-effective way of fighting homelessness is to get some housing for the chronically homeless.
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How the Superwealthy Plan to Make Sure Their Kids Stay Superwealthy

How the Superwealthy Plan to Make Sure Their Kids Stay Superwealthy | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Passing on a fortune isn’t as easy as it seems.
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Jeremy Rifkin on Basic Income

Source: Jeremy Rifkin: Are We Moving from a Capitalist to a Collaborative Economy? (04/09/2014) https://youtu.be/wCLPizjSe6I?t=53m11s Please support me in or...
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Even Big Banks Think Robot Automation Will Lead to Further Income Inequality

Even Big Banks Think Robot Automation Will Lead to Further Income Inequality | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
We're all going to be out of jobs.
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Basic income should be a core value, like health care: Michael Clague

Basic income should be a core value, like health care: Michael Clague | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Michael Clague grew up as a middle class boy in Vancouver, B.C. in the 1940s.

He was fort...
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Tax Havens of the Global Super-Rich, Ranked

Tax Havens of the Global Super-Rich, Ranked | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
The Tax Justice Network’s biennial ranking of the world’s friendliest tax havens for super-rich individuals and businesses looking to hide their assets is out. Folks, this one is a banger, with the United States leapfrogging Singapore, Luxembourg, and the Cayman Islands to take 3rd.
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Technology eliminates menial jobs, replaces them with more challenging, more productive, and better paying ones... jobs for which 99% of people are unqualified.

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What if we were free to work? | Olivier Schneller | TEDxBSEL

To Olivier, today's common perception of work as a burden we must bear to finance our living is one of the biggest misconceptions of our time. Looking at the...
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Basic Income Can Make America Great Again

Another Republican debate is upon us, and it seems that Donald Trump’s poll numbers are down a bit in Iowa. Perhaps the …
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Working poor: What it's like when you have a job - but can't pay bills - Telegraph

Working poor: What it's like when you have a job - but can't pay bills - Telegraph | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
The number of people in-work who fall below the poverty line has risen by 70
per cent in London. Maria Roberts, who has been 'working poor' for 10
years, says it's no laughing matter
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