SUMMARY: Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson (of National Public Radio’s Here & Now program discuss the possibility robots replacing many of the jobs in the American labor market with Derek Thompson of The Atlantic. Toward the end, discussing policy responses, the guest suggests providing something like a basic income, under the name of “guaranteed monthly [...]
Scott Santens’ article, “Why Should We Support the Idea of an Unconditional Basic Income?” originally published on Medium has now been made available in audio form through the newsreader app Umano, where popular articles are submitted to be read aloud by professional narrators. The article has been narrated by Larry Rice, of Seattle’s KOMO News. [...]
In this TED-style talk at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, Josh Martin ’14 of Decorah, Iowa, discusses the current failures of the U.S. welfare state, showing why the system needs significant reform. This leads Martin to suggest the universal basic income as a more than capable alternative. He covers some of the major arguments [...]
PUBLISHER’S SUMMARY: Here we round up World Finance’s pursuit of today’s ascendant economic star: unconditional basic income. We take a look at just what unconditional basic income might mean for economies on both a micro and macro level. World Finance, “Unconditional basic income roundup.” World Finance, May 15th, 2014.
The Ctitizen’s Income Trusts (the BIEN affiliate in the United Kingdom) 2014 Conference, “Citizen’s Income: a solid foundation for tomorrow’s society,” held on Friday 6th June 2014 at the British Library, has been captured on video and posted on the Occupy London website. A report will be will follow later. The main speakers included: Natalie [...]
Thom Hartmann, “The Big Picture: Basic Income…Hartmann vs. Selig.” The RT Network, June 10, 2014.
[Josh Martin] This slide show by the blogger kaneix covers the arguments for a universal basic income. kaneix, “An Unconditional, Universal Basic Income“, emaze
According to Eoin Rooney of the Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action (NICVA), NICVA’s first “Masterclass” of 2014 examined the idea of a Basic Income. This would replace the current system of social security with a standard, regular payment for all citizens – as of right. Two slideshows from the Masterclass are online. In the [...]