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Universal Basic Income

Welfare for Those 'Unwilling to Work?' It’s Not As Crazy As You Might Think.

An FAQ in the Green New Deal drew criticism for calling for "economic security" for those "unwilling to work"—but is the proposal really so extraordinary?

Christine Emba ·

Universal Basic Income: Why a So-Called 'Solution' for Disappearing Jobs Makes Serfs of Us All

UBI is a big distraction from questions we should be asking

Valerie Vande Panne ·

From Social Wealth Funds to Universal Basic Income, the Precariat Age Demands Far-Reaching Solutions to Dismantle Mass Inequality

Global capitalism is roiling class structure and forging a new mass class of precarious workers. The fight for a universal basic income can help catalyze this “precariat” as a transformative change agent.

Guy Standing ·

Ontario's Right-Wing Government Hit With Class-Action Lawsuit for Canceling Basic Income Program

"When we can't get justice from our elected officials, the courts stand ready to hear claims. That's why our courageous representative plaintiffs are bringing forward this class action lawsuit."

Jake Johnson ·

Debunking Pundits and Corporate Democrats, New Poll Finds 'Unabashedly Left' Agenda Extremely Popular

The progressive policy shop Data for Progress "consistently found that voters are more likely to want big-ticket progressive agenda items that are dismissed by the pundit class as electoral doom."

Jake Johnson ·

'Disgusting'; 'Short-Sighted'; and 'Shameful': Ontario's Right-Wing Govt Nixes Basic Income Project

It's not the pilot project that's too costly but poverty that is, says basic income advocate

Andrea Germanos ·

Obama Has Jumped on the Universal Basic Income Bandwagon—Let’s Make Sure It’s a Tool to Help Solve Inequality, Not Enforce It

We have to be vigilant to prevent the UBI debate from getting hijacked to promote greater wealth inequality across the world.

Nate Singham ·

How To Prevent Future Trumps

Trump isn't the cause of what’s happened to America. He's the consequence. So to avoid future lawmakers like him, root causes must be addressed.

Robert Reich ·

Republicans' Food Stamp Work Requirement Is a Scheme to Punish Hungry Americans

We should aim to remove barriers to access, not take away food assistance from those who can't find work

Jim Pugh ·

The Oligarchs’ ‘Guaranteed Basic Income’ Scam

Beware the architects of our neofeudalism calling on the government to pay a guaranteed basic income

Chris Hedges ·

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