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Basic Income Explained

Basic Income Explained

Imagine a world where everyone gets cash from the government every month, no strings attached. It’s a proposal called universal basic income, or UBI for short. The idea is to provide an economic safety net for everyone, with as little bureaucracy as possible. And supporters of the policy say it could reduce poverty and decrease …

Basic Income (10 Reasons)

Basic Income (10 Reasons)

The US Declaration of Independence says we all have the right to life and liberty. But the truth is you don’t have the right to life and liberty unless you can afford it. One in seven Americans lives in poverty. That means they can’t afford basic needs like food and shelter. But we have in …

Automated Economy Explained: Mechanics of a Basic Income

Automated Economy Explained: Mechanics of a Basic Income

In 122 BC, Gaius Gracchus initiated a policy that would later be known as “Bread and Circuses.” Roman landowners had slowly but surely replaced their workers with cheap slaves from the colonies. This resulted in high unemployment of the Roman population. As the empire found itself in a situation where production flourished but the population …

Do we need basic income in the future? | VPRO Documentary

Do we need basic income in the future? | VPRO Documentary

Isn’t it intolerable that there will be an entire class… …who get 100K when they buy their first home. And in the business district they know a lot of tax tricks… …to maximise the amount parents can transfer to their children tax-free. If you have a liberal fibre in your body… …that should make you …

Basic Income: Pros & Cons [POLICYbrief]

Basic Income: Pros & Cons [POLICYbrief]

Well, the idea of a basic income is that the government provides some sort of standard payment to pretty much everybody, every month, and it’s enough to live on. What’s the broader social and cultural effect of having this kind of program in place? What’s the effect of raising people in a society where they …

So, What Is a Universal Basic Income? – The Jim Jefferies Show

So, What Is a Universal Basic Income? – The Jim Jefferies Show

THERE ARE ROUGHLY 40 MILLION AMERICANS LIVING IN POVERTY. THANKS TO DONALD TRUMP, THAT’S ALL ABOUT TO CHANGE. THE ADMINISTRATION IS CONSIDERING CHANGING THE DEFINITION OF POVERTY SO FEWER FAMILIES WILL QUALIFY FOR GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE. SO PROBLEM SOLVED. I GUESS THAT’S ONE WAY TO DEAL WITH POVERTY, JUST SAY IT’S NOT POVERTY. THAT’S LIKE, IF …