It’s Time for America to Embrace Guaranteed Income

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https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/feb/20/america-guaranteed-income-chris-hughes

Record low unemployment and record highs for the stock market don’t tell the full story of what is really happening in today’s economy. For many, a job used to mean stability: 40 hours a week, benefits, vacation days, sick leave and retirement savings plans. But according to a 2016 study by Princeton economists, nearly all of the jobs created in the preceding decade were part-time, contract or temporary. Today a job is more often than not just an unreliable gig.This didn’t happen spontaneously. Our political leaders over the past 40 years lowered taxes on corporations and the […]

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It’s time for America to embrace guaranteed income

It's time for America to embrace guaranteed income

Futurists love to debate when our economy will be thrown into turmoil by self-driving cars and robots taking our jobs. But when it comes to economic disruption, the future is already here.

Record low unemployment and record highs for the stock market don’t tell the full story of what is really happening in today’s economy. For many, a job used to mean stability: 40 hours a week, benefits, vacation days, sick leave, and retirement savings plans. But according to a 2016 study by Princeton economists, nearly all of the jobs created in the preceding decade were part-time, contract, or temporary. […]

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