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.”...
In 2017, the government of Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, kicked off a three-year basic income pilot project, handing out enough money to cover basic needs to some 4,000 people. And...
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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...