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An Unconditional Basic Income Is The Solution But The Important Word Here Is Basic

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The old idea of a universal basic income is getting another roll out. And it's entirely true that the provision of such a thing would solve many of our economic problems. It's not quite the miracle panacea but it is still pretty good all the same. As Jaron Lanier [...]
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EconoMonitor : Ed Dolan's Econ Blog » The Economic Case for a Universal Basic Income

EconoMonitor : Ed Dolan's Econ Blog » The Economic Case for a Universal Basic Income | THE COMMUNAL EARTH COOKBOOK | Scoop.it

The news that Switzerland will hold a referendum on a proposal to provide every citizen with an unconditional grant of 2,500 Swiss francs a month (about $2,800) has sparked renewed interest in the old idea of a universal basic income (UBI). Under such a program, the government would not just top up the incomes of the poor, but would give a subsistence-level grant to everyone, regardless of wealth, work status, or anything else. The appeal of a UBI seems to cut across the ideological spectrum. Progressives, libertarians, and conservatives have all supported one or another variant.

 

 


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Thinking Utopian: How about a universal basic income?

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In light of the recent Oregon Medicaid study, severalpeoplehave discussed the idea of taking parts of the social insurance system and replacing them with cash benefits. This naturally brings up the debate about whether it should be a policy goal for the United States to adopt a universal basic income (UBI). These poverty-level targeted incomes are universal and unconditional, so everyone would get them regardless of their income, status or work participation. Wonkblog’s Dylan Matthews wrote an overview of universal basic incomes and some proposals for such a system last year.


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Moral Aspects of Basic Income

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A basic income guarantee (also called a negative income tax) will not only reignite the economy and overcome secular stagnation, it will be the salvation of capitalism.
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Poverty Amid Plenty: A 1969 Basic Income Proposal

Poverty Amid Plenty: A 1969 Basic Income Proposal | THE COMMUNAL EARTH COOKBOOK | Scoop.it
Previously, I wrote about a 1967 job guarantee proposal put forward by the President's National Advisory Commission on Rural Poverty. As that was a fairly popular post, I figured I should share a
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LOW MAINTENANCE LIFESTYLES - Updated - Google Drive

LOW MAINTENANCE LIFESTYLES - Updated - Google Drive | THE COMMUNAL EARTH COOKBOOK | Scoop.it
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Written twenty years ago this coming July this was my attempt to visualise a way to a sustainable future for all of us.

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Basic Income Proposals in Finland, Germany and Spain - Transform Network

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In recent decades, the idea of a universal basic income (BI) has spread across Europe and worldwide. The first wave of interest emerged in the 1970s to 1990s in the context of the crisis in Keynesian policy and suddenly increasing unemployment. It brought up ideas of “dual economy”, “job-sharing” and a “society of free activities” where the BI was often included.
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“Overcoming poverty is not a task of... - Great Words From My Grandmother | Facebook

“Overcoming poverty is not a task of... - Great Words From My Grandmother | Facebook | THE COMMUNAL EARTH COOKBOOK | Scoop.it
“Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice. Like Slavery and Apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be... (“Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice.
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▶ Alan Watts: Money, Gold, Technology & Jobs

RESPONSE VIDEO: http://youtu.be/JbU1TEvXtI8
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Down with work! A pro-freedom agenda liberals should embrace

Down with work! A pro-freedom agenda liberals should embrace | THE COMMUNAL EARTH COOKBOOK | Scoop.it
Why the left should cheer the CBO report on the Affordable Care Act's labor force effects
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Structural Unemployment and the Sacrifice of Human Professions

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As those in charge of companies continue to economize labor within the companies by using more advanced computers, many more professions could be in danger. The University of Oxford’s Carl Benedikt Frey and Michael Osborne claimed that almost half of the jobs in typical occupation categories could be taken on by machines, the Economist reported. The pair argue that within twenty years telemarketers, accountants and auditors, and retail salespersons all have over a 90 percent chance of seeing their jobs start going to computers.

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Global Basic Income Foundation: English

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Site of the GBI Foundation, which advocates a Global Basic Income to end poverty. A Global Basic Income is also referred to as Planet-Wide Citizen's Income or Worldwide basic income.
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Basic Income - Visualized - YouTube

Please sign at: https://ec.europa.eu/citizens-initiative/REQ-ECI-2012-000028/public/signup.do Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF30wUeyW_A Vidéo réali...
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Munich, Germany: 14th Congress of the Basic Income Earth Network: Pathways to ... - Basic Income News

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Munich, Germany: 14th Congress of the Basic Income Earth Network: Pathways to ...Basic Income NewsThe 14 th Congress of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) will take place on September 14 to 16, 2012 in Munich, Germany.

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European Alternatives - Basic Income Visualized

Animated introduction to Basic Incomes

(Interesting... but job guarantee still needed as people want to work - curator)


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Rethinking the Idea of a Basic Income for All

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Providing every American a basic income is again being debated, and is finding support even from a libertarian perspective, an economist writes.


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What Makes the Healthiest and Happiest Societies? Hint: It's Not Wealth

What Makes the Healthiest and Happiest Societies? Hint: It's Not Wealth | THE COMMUNAL EARTH COOKBOOK | Scoop.it
Epidemiologist Richard Wilkinson explains why it's equality, and not high income, that makes a society thrive.
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A Job Guarantee Plan to Reduce Poverty, Unemployment, and Race Riots

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In 1967, the President's National Advisory Commission on Rural Poverty created a report called The People Left Behind. As the commission's name suggests, the focus of the report was on reducing r
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Should the Government Pay Everyone a Basic Income? | Praxis | Big Think

Should the Government Pay Everyone a Basic Income? | Praxis | Big Think | THE COMMUNAL EARTH COOKBOOK | Scoop.it
In 2014, voters in Switzerland will decide whether their country should send a monthly check for $2,800 to every Swiss citizen and legal resident. This idea may never fly in the United States, but that hasn’t stopped advocates of an Unconditional Basic Income (UBI) from pitching the concept. In ...
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It's all relative: The poverty wars are back

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Relative poverty is a poor measure when it comes to forming public policy aimed at helping those Australians who are really doing it tough.
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Creating a Prosperous Society Where People Love Their Work | Ian Welsh

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What Happens When the Poor Receive a Stipend?

A study of what happened with a Native American tribe shows a big effect on children.
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