Money for Nothing – Universal Basic Income

Money for Nothing – Universal Basic Income

Finland is conducting a radical experiment in the way it delivers social security. Could a universal basic income help European countries tackle poverty, job insecurity and unemployment?

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The European welfare state is in crisis. Costs for social programs have exploded over the past 20 years and, while inequality has not reached the levels seen in places like the US, the divide between rich and poor is continuing to grow.In Austria, social programs now cost […]

Guaranteed Basic Income goes Mainstream

Guaranteed Basic Income goes Mainstream

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Our present version of capitalism forces a majority of people into working at jobs they don’t want to do, often jobs that make them sick, jobs that sap their creativity, limit their freedom to pursue projects that genuinely inspire them.

We keep people motivated to work by making unemployment a fearful, desperate condition. We assume that this is what is necessary to motivate the masses because they are inherently lazy and because much work needs to be done in order to guarantee our basic collective needs.These assumptions are wrong. People are […]

Universal Basic Income, a source came from Thomas More: A Path Breaking Idea

Universal Basic Income, a source came from Thomas More: A Path Breaking Idea

The concept of a Universal Basic Income is not new. One of the earliest known ideas on an unconditional universal basic income for all adults irrespective of other income sources came from Thomas More. After this, the idea of universal basic income was explored by many other Philosophers. Thomas Paine, one of the United State’s founding fathers, advocated that every person had basic right to an equal basic funding because “the earth, in its natural, uncultivated state was the common property of the human race”.

Centuries later, British Philosopher Bertrand Russell discussed the idea of a Universal Basic Income for […]

Government must replace food bank with Basic Income Grant

Government must replace food bank with Basic Income Grant

The national unity, Democratic Party of Namibia, is calling upon the government to reconsider the idea of implementing food banks in all 14 regions. We have been observing with interest how we can help with any inputs to make the dream of the President a reality and for the implementing government agency in the name of Ministry of Poverty Eradication and Social Welfare to make it easy to implement.
First and for most, the ministry concerned is having a big challenge, which is lack of staff establishment at their disposal to get things done. The ministry is run by […]

Flawed but Worth it: the Finnish Basic Income Experiment

Flawed but Worth it: the Finnish Basic Income Experiment

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Freedom is what newly immigrants love and the love of freedom is what truly brings together americans. For america has no common race, no official common language, no common religion, no common way of acting or speaking, no common political beliefs, simply a love of freedom, for that was the sole purpose of the creation of this country and nothing else. Its our diversity, it is our differences and our many varied beliefs that we have all come to appreciate that is truly […]

Universal basic income: forced early retirement

Obviously this idea has been tossed around many times throughout history, so the idea itself is nothing new. But the inevitability of it actually happening out of pure necessity is somewhat new and is going to have to be met sooner rather than later.

Looking at history, GDP and productivity has increased substantially in the past 50-60 years, allowing many people to retire "early" (or retire AT ALL in the beginning). Retirement is a concept that historically has been reserved for the super elite or super rare success story. Now, with basic needs being met in many areas of the […]

Universal Basic Income

Universal Basic Income

Let’s pretend to be scientists.

We have a hypothesis: That Universal Basic Income would improve people’s lives and most especially the lives of people living on the lower end of the socio-economic spectrum.

We choose some metrics like income levels of the bottom quintile and rates of substance abuse to use as proxies for more general outcomes. Then we want to run an experiment. We look for a sample to use as white mice. Because our hypothesis is that Universal Basic Income most helps to those on the lower end of the spectrum, we look for a sample that is […]

The World’s Richest Man Says It’s Too Early For Universal Basic Income

The World’s Richest Man Says It’s Too Early For Universal Basic Income

Universal Basic Income or UBI is a system of income distribution in which the government gives all its citizens the same fixed amount of money on a monthly basis, regardless if they are working or not, or whatever their level of income is. Due to the impending threat of mass unemployment resulting from widespread automation, the feasibility of UBI as a solution has steadily been gaining popularity, particularly from notable personalities whose opinions and views are held in high esteem.

Among the known advocates of UBI is Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA ) boss and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, who just recently […]

Is a Universal Basic Income(UBI) coming?

Is a Universal Basic Income(UBI) coming?

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a reply to: Serdgiam We seem to agree in principal. The idea is that we can make welfare actually sustianable if we give some sort of goods that actually produce and create recurring value rather than consumable goods that only vanish into nothingness. How to do that differs a bit between us such as what types of goods and the distribution mechanism but on the base idea we agree. That tends to make me think there’s something to it if both of us, who have very different world views still see the same basic concept as the […]

Phil Teer: Universal Basic Income – an Insurrection of the Imagination

Phil Teer: Universal Basic Income - an Insurrection of the Imagination

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2. HOW DO YOU SELL THE IDEA OF UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME? UBI: 2017

3. AN ACTION MANIFESTO UBI: 2017 4. UBI: 2017 is about all of us UBI1: 5. NEITHER A SKIVERS WAGE NOR AN ATTACK ON WELFARE. 6. UBI: 2017 7. UBI IS A NEW DIRECTION UBI: 2017 1: 8. UBI: 2017 UBI IS AN EXISTENTIAL QUESTION FOR THE AGE OF ROBOTS 9. UBI: 2017 10. “MONOPOLY IS MUCH MORE FUN WHEN OTHER PEOPLE CAN PLAY TOO” […]