David DeGraw, “The Economics of Revolution Interviews, Roundup 1 ~ Peak Inequality, Basic Income & the Emerging Revolution.” The Economics of Revolution. September 3, 2014
[Craig Axford] In his keynote speech at the 2014 Future of Work Summit, Federico Pistono explores the myth and reality behind an unconditional basic income guarantee. Federico Pistono, “What if everybody got free cash? Myths and facts about Unconditional Basic Income”, Youtube, August 21, 2014
[Craig Axford] An interesting discussion of automation’s implications for the economy. Among the questions explored is “What scope is there for a ‘Basic Income Guarantee’ to address the needs of everyone who will struggle to find work in the new age of smarter robots?” Panelists included in the discussion: writers James Hughes, Martin Ford, Gary [...]
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 [...]