Makr Shakr, the robotics firm behind the robo-bartender Toni, announced plans to distribute monthly stipends to the human bartenders that it threatens to automate out of a job. It’s an unusual...
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...
Public Enemy Long-shot U.S. presidential candidate Andrew Yang isn’t hopeful about the imminent future of humanity — that much become instantly clear in a bleak profile published today by The...
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...
Finns with Benefits Not only can basic income make people feel better about their finances, but it can also make them feel better about society, according to a new report from Kela, the government...
Fear the Machine Some presidential candidates fear the loss of traditional values, others the loss of freedoms, but 2020 presidential hopeful Andrew Yang’s fear is automation. “New technologies –...