According to a new study by researchers at Helsinki University in Finland, the first-ever government-backed universal basic income experiment in the northern nation led to recipients being “more...
Two Democratic lawmakers are proposing a bill that would pay Americans over the age of 16, individuals and families alike, $2,000 a month for six months — or however long the current coronavirus...
In an Easter letter to world leaders, Pope Francis urged that “this may be the time to consider a universal basic wage which would acknowledge and dignify the noble, essential tasks you carry out.”...
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If automation takes off the way some predict it will, a whole lot of people are going to find themselves unemployed in the future. Some researchers have proposed using a universal basic income — an...
A popular argument levied by opponents of universal basic income (UBI) — an unconditional, periodic payment given to all members of a society — is that recipients will use the money on frivolous...
SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk just endorsed Democratic candidate Andrew Yang for the upcoming 2020 presidential election on Twitter. “I support Yang,” Musk tweeted on Saturday, in response to a...
Looking Back The concept of universal basic income — a regular, unconditional cash payment given to all members of a society — has been around for centuries. In recent years, fear that automation...
New Pilot Stockton, California, recently started an experimental basic income program. The concept is simple: 130 residents will receive monthly payments, no strings attached, over the course of 18...
Hologram for the People The 2020 race for the White House is already teeming with drama and intrigued, as happens when there are 20 — and possibly more — candidates. Each is looking to stake a...