America’s Caregivers need a Basic Income

America’s Caregivers need a Basic Income

America’s caregivers need a basic income because caregiving is usually an unpaid job.

For instance, women family caregivers are 2.5 times more likely to be poor than non-caregivers, The Caregiver Action Network claims . Additionally, families caring for a relative with a disability had median incomes 15% lower than non-caregiving families in 2000, the Caregiver Action Network claims.

A 2015 AARP Public Policy Institute survey found 36% of adult caregivers over 50 reported moderate to high-levels of financial strain. The same National Alliance of Caregivers/AARP survey found 61% of caregivers with jobs take time off from work to help elderly or […]

Why Andrew Yang and Elon Musk are wrong about universal basic income

Why Andrew Yang and Elon Musk are wrong about universal basic income

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang speaks at the Polk County Democrats Steak Fry, in Des Moines, Iowa, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) With presidential candidate Andrew Yang suspending his campaign before making it to California’s Super Tuesday primary, other candidates are moving to appeal to his small but devoted “Yang Gang” fanbase by talking about his proposed “freedom dividend,” which promised every adult American $1,000 a month.

“I’ll continue to carry this torch of Universal Basic Income that will re-invigorate our middle class and those struggling just to make ends meet, bridge the income gap and unleash an […]

Slog PM: Tim Eyman Runs as a Republican, Glenn Beck Looks at Our Tweets, Sanders Celebrates Presidents’ Day in Tacoma

Slog PM: Tim Eyman Runs as a Republican, Glenn Beck Looks at Our Tweets, Sanders Celebrates Presidents' Day in Tacoma

The Republican Party’s best shot. Tim Eyman says he’s running for Governor as a Republican : It was previously announced that he would run as an independent. The move makes sense, given he polled higher than his Republican competitors in a recent Crosscut/Elway poll. Here’s the announcement: What’s next for Andrew Yang? He still hasn’t ruled out running for mayor of New York City, the New York Times noted in their exit interview with the former presidential candidate. "Certainly people have been reaching out with various questions about the future, which is invigorating. We’re looking at different ways forward," […]

OPINION: The Yang Gang lives on

OPINION: The Yang Gang lives on

Tribune News Service Andrew Yang talks Dec. 5, 2019, with David Axelrod,an American political consultant and analyst, at the University of Chicago. As the New Hampshire primary elections wound down, Andrew Yang announced the end of his presidential campaign. While this announcement was disappointing for many of his supporters in the “Yang Gang,” there is reason to remain hopeful about what his campaign stood for.

Yang , a lawyer and entrepreneur, ran on a platform of being an outsider to politics in Washington, D.C., who wanted to prepare America for the unprecedented economic transition that technological automation would bring, […]

Basic income grant dilemma

INCOME GRANT… The basic income grant (BIG) control officer Joseph !Ganeb who benefited from the pilot project has called on the government to take on the BIG project and roll it out to the rest of the country, especially to the youth. He said criminal activity has increased since the BIG project came to an end roughly 10 years ago. THE government is yet to decide on the implementation of the basic income grant, which was piloted between 2008 and 2009.

The basic income grant (BIG) was proposed by the BIG Coalition of churches, unions, youth organisations and non-governmental […]

Inequality is worsening: Is a universal basic income the answer?

Inequality is worsening: Is a universal basic income the answer?

Oscar-winning film Parasite highlights global wealth inequality. Images: CJ Entertainment Neon, Getty The world’s richest 2,153 people have more money than the poorest 4.6 billion, the latest Oxfam global wealth report revealed in January this year.

The situation is worse for women: the 22 richest men in the world have more wealth than all the women in Africa.

And it’s an issue of growing political and cultural prominence.Bong Joon-Ho made history this week with his film, Parasite, winning best picture at the Oscars. This was the first time a foreign-language film had taken home the top gong, but the story it […]

The unknowns of the basic income of Iglesias

The unknowns of the basic income of Iglesias

Finland’s failed experiment shows the disincentive for job search.

If there is something about which there are more versions than the encounter between Jose Luis Abalos and Delcy Rodriguez, it is the basic income. A proposal that has been spoken on innumerable occasions since the emergence of Podemos, six years ago, but of which not much is known because each time it is formulated in a different way. But, whatever path it is finally to implement, basic income will collide with three major problems: lack of resources – public debt touches 100% of GDP and will not fall below these […]

Broadband Roundup: Mobile World Congress Cancelled, Yang Bows Out, Ajit Pai at Wind River Tribe

Broadband Roundup: Mobile World Congress Cancelled, Yang Bows Out, Ajit Pai at Wind River Tribe

The world’s largest trade show for mobile communications was canceled Wednesday due to the organizers’ uncertainty that it could guarantee the health of its attendees, according to a CNBC article .

The move was prompted by high-profile dropouts from the conference announced earlier in the day.

Amazon, Sony, Nokia, and Intel were among the biggest names to announce that they would ultimately not be sending representatives to the Barcelona-based conference because they were not willing to risk the health of their employees.“With due regard to the safe and healthy environment in Barcelona and the host country today, the GSMA has cancelled […]

Tel-Instrument Electronics Reports Net Income of $908k for Third Quarter 2020

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.–( BUSINESS WIRE )–Tel-Instrument Electronics Corp. (“Tel”, or the “Company”) (OTCQB: TIKK), a leading designer and manufacturer of avionics test and measurement solutions, today reported net income of $908k ($0.25 basic income per common share) on revenues of $4.7 million for the third quarter of fiscal year 2020 ending December 31, 2019.

Highlights include: Revenues increased 19% from last year’s third quarter and have reached $16 million over the last 12 months.

Gross margins remained solid at 46.7% due to manufacturing efficiencies, tight cost controls, and product mix. Quarterly operating expenses remained constant at $1.2 […]

Pension: Planning your retirement? Defined contribution options explained

Pension: Planning your retirement? Defined contribution options explained

The first thing you need to know is what type of pension savings you have, apart from your state pension . There are two types: defined benefit (or final salary in layman’s terms) or defined contribution.

State pension age? You may be making a common mistake and missing out

State pension warning: Claimants lose out if they don’t work 35 years Defined contribution pension These are workplace and private pensions where the total amount of money in your pension pot is based on the contributions made by you, and often by your employer, and how muchinvestment […]