UBI

01.07.2020

Universal Basic Income: Who Pays for It

Universal Basic Income: Who Pays for It

Every time that someone suggests a social measure which requires an expenditure, neoliberals and fearful people immediately show up stating that “ there is no money”. This seems to be our society’s main problem: the shortage of money. But where exactly is it missing? Undoubtedly there are people who barely… »

22.06.2020

Face 2 Face with James Felton Keith

Face 2 Face with James Felton Keith

On this show we speak with James Felton Keith, candidate for US Congress in NY’s 13th district, about the situation today for African-Americans and his involvement in the recent protests, and about his activism on behalf of Universal Basic Income (UBI). James believes the case for UBI has been strengthened… »

03.06.2020

Universal Basic Income, ie for Everyone.

Universal Basic Income, ie for Everyone.

This article continues a series that will attempt to briefly explain the different aspects of the Universal Basic Income (UBI) proposal. To see the full series of articles published on this same subject, click here. As the name suggests, the Universal Basic Income proposal is for everyone. Some,… »

29.05.2020

Europe Accepts the Legislative Initiative of Citizens Demanding a Universal Basic Income for All Its Residents.

Europe Accepts the Legislative Initiative of Citizens Demanding a Universal Basic Income for All Its Residents.

The European Citizen Initiative (ECI), which calls for the establishment of a Universal and Unconditional Basic Income (UBI) for all people residing in the European Union , was accepted by the European Commission on Friday May 15, 2020 . The General Secretariat of the European Citizen Initiative Team (which belongs… »

22.05.2020

Interview with Humanist Social Reformer Tony Robinson

Interview with Humanist Social Reformer Tony Robinson

Our humanity is facing one of the most profound challenges we have ever faced. We find ourselves in uncharted territory, as COVID-19 has put in question everything that we currently know and believe. In a few months the world has changed like never before and will continue to change drastically but in what direction? Many people right now are working… »

22.05.2020

Jack Dorsey Donates $5 Million to Andrew Yang’s Basic Income Fund

Jack Dorsey Donates $5 Million to Andrew Yang’s Basic Income Fund

Jack Dorsey, the billionaire CEO of Twitter and mobile-payment company Square, is giving $5 million to Humanity Forward, a group launched by former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, to help fund microgrants to those out of a job during the coronavirus pandemic. Billionaire (& perhaps one… »

14.05.2020

National​ Shake Up Congress Protest and Car Parade​ on Saturday 5/16 Calls on Congress to Institute Monthly Stimulus Payments to the People

National​ Shake Up Congress Protest and Car Parade​ on Saturday 5/16 Calls on Congress to Institute Monthly Stimulus Payments to the People

Increasingly high numbers of Americans support monthly payments to the people during the Corona crisis, but Congress is not listening. ​As millions of Americans confront the economic reality of being out of work for months as a result of COVID-19 social distancing measures, ​bipartisan public support for the government to… »

08.05.2020

Coronavirus and the Universal Basic Income

Coronavirus and the Universal Basic Income

Molly Scott Cato Capitalism isn’t working. We need a Universal Basic Income as we come out of the coronavirus lockdown into the economic – and the climate – crisis. The furlough scheme was an extraordinary move from a Conservative government and an essential underpinning for the incomes of millions… »

07.05.2020

Top UN Official Calls for Universal Basic Income to Tackle Growing Inequality

Top UN Official Calls for Universal Basic Income to Tackle Growing Inequality

The COVID-19 pandemic is not only a health crisis, but it is also proving to be an economic disaster for huge numbers of people worldwide. A senior UN official with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) is calling for countries to provide citizens with a universal basic income, to help the… »

28.04.2020

Universal basic income could improve the nation’s mental health

Universal basic income could improve the nation’s mental health

Many people are talking about universal basic income (UBI) these days. Giving everyone a guaranteed income could be the solution to many economic woes. But one factor that hasn’t been mentioned much in discussions of UBI is how it might improve our mental health. Social psychiatry research… »

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