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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Why are we getting a basic income?

They're working from recommendations made to the Ontario government by former Conservative senator Hugh Segal. He suggested Ontario provide people with
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Basic income isn’t just a nice idea. It's a birthright

Basic income isn’t just a nice idea. It's a birthright | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
A basic income could defeat the scarcity mindset, instil a sense of solidarity and even ease the anxieties that gave us Brexit and Trump
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Why A French Socialist’s Case for Taxing Robots Is Better Than Bill Gates’ Idea - Working In These Times

Why A French Socialist’s Case for Taxing Robots Is Better Than Bill Gates’ Idea - Working In These Times | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
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Government urged to tackle zero hours contracts with universal basic income

Government urged to tackle zero hours contracts with universal basic income | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
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.
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Bill Gates says it's too early for basic income, but over time 'countries will be rich enough'

Bill Gates says it's too early for basic income, but over time 'countries will be rich enough' | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Bill Gates said in a recent Reddit AMA that basic income isn't quite ripe as a means to ease poverty.
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Purchasing Power -- Why Basic Income Is A Human Right

Purchasing Power -- Why Basic Income Is A Human Right | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
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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US: Radio program "Intelligence Squared" hosts Basic Income debate | Basic Income News

US: Radio program "Intelligence Squared" hosts Basic Income debate | Basic Income News | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
“Is the universal basic income the safety net of the future?”
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The basic income: Can it really work or is it all just a pipe dream?

The basic income: Can it really work or is it all just a pipe dream? | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
The idea of a universal basic income has been floating around the political horizon in recent times with increasing energy. But what is it and how could it work in practice? Anas Hassan speaks to two academics to gain an extended insight WOULDN'T we all love to be given money for free, even if we weren't working? What a utopian concept. But within the reality of life, many people have to work to sustain a living.
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The Next Big Thing in politics is … the guaranteed basic income

The Next Big Thing in politics is … the guaranteed basic income | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Guy Caron is not a household name in Canadian politics. Yet.

But Caron kicked off his campaign for the New Democratic Party leadership this week with a policy proposal that’s becoming the subject of a lot of political chatter in Canada and beyond: a guaranteed basic income.
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Fact checking universal basic income: can we transfer our way out of poverty?

Fact checking universal basic income: can we transfer our way out of poverty? | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
New York Times published an article last week, titled “The Future of Not Working.” In it, Annie Lowrie discusses the universal basic income experiments in Kenya by GiveDirectly: no surprise there: you can look forward to more pieces in other popular outlets very soon, as soon as they return from the same villages visited by the Times.
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Fact checking universal basic income: can we transfer our way out of poverty?

Fact checking universal basic income: can we transfer our way out of poverty? | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
New York Times published an article last week, titled “The Future of Not Working.” In it, Annie Lowrie discusses the universal basic income experiments in Kenya by GiveDirectly: no surprise there: you can look forward to more pieces in other popular outlets very soon, as soon as they return from the same villages visited by the Times.
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Caron: It's time for a basic income to truly help all Canadians

Caron: It's time for a basic income to truly help all Canadians | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
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
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Charles Murray on the Universal Basic Income

Full discussion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SStZxI1rH-A
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Wage Stagnation in Nine Charts

Wage Stagnation in Nine Charts | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
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. …
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Robots won't just take our jobs – they'll make the rich even richer

Robots won't just take our jobs – they'll make the rich even richer | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
Robotics and artificial intelligence will continue to improve – but without political change such as a tax, the outcome will range from bad to apocalyptic
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Why everyone should have a basic income | Guy Standing | TEDxKlagenfurt

Have you ever feared that moment of economic insecurity? Encountered some unpredictable event, lost a job or simply just left the university not knowin
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Guaranteed paycheck: Does a 'basic income' encourage laziness?

Guaranteed paycheck: Does a 'basic income' encourage laziness? | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
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.
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The basic income: Can it really work or is it all just a pipe dream?

The basic income: Can it really work or is it all just a pipe dream? | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
The idea of a universal basic income has been floating around the political horizon in recent times with increasing energy. But what is it and how could it work in practice? Anas Hassan speaks to two academics to gain an extended insight WOULDN'T we all love to be given money for free, even if we weren't working? What a utopian concept. But within the reality of life, many people have to work to sustain a living.
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BOOK: A Basic Income Handbook by Annie Miller | Basic Income News

BOOK: A Basic Income Handbook by Annie Miller | Basic Income News | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
"She brings the reader full circle from aspiring to a BI society, to seeing what it would take to reach it."
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Protectionism and a Universal Basic Income Won’t Solve Our Economic Problems

Protectionism and a Universal Basic Income Won’t Solve Our Economic Problems | Reflecting on Basic Income | Scoop.it
For both economic and spiritual reasons, a basic income guarantee isn’t the solution to widespread unemployment due to new technology.
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