Tag: Welfare

Work & Happiness: The Human Cost of Welfare – Trailer

Human beings thrive on work. Independent of money, work brings us satisfaction, fulfillment, and happiness. It’s indisputable. Work and happiness are deeply linked. But for these Americans, finding sustainable work is a daily challenge. There are 47 million Americans who live in poverty, and survive only with the aid of a complex system of public …

Should Governments Pay A Basic Income?

Should Governments Pay A Basic Income?

In June 2016, Switzerland will vote in a referendum on the topic of introducing a basic income. If passed, all Swiss citizens, working or unemployed, would receive about $2,500 a month as a guaranteed stipend from the government. Switzerland would become the first country in the world to implement such an idea. So, should governments …

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 …

Work & Happiness: The Human Cost of Welfare – Full Video

Work & Happiness: The Human Cost of Welfare – Full Video

Human beings thrive on work. Independent of money, work brings us satisfaction, fulfillment, and happiness. It’s indisputable. Work and happiness are deeply linked. But for these Americans, finding sustainable work is a daily challenge. There are 47 million Americans who live in poverty, and survive only with the aid of a complex system of public …

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 …

Robert Reich: What is Universal Basic Income?

Robert Reich: What is Universal Basic Income?

You see this little gadget? Let’s call it an “iEverything.” You can’t get it yet, but if technology keeps moving as fast as it is now, the iEverything will be with us before you know it; a combination of intelligent computing, 3D manufacturing, big data crunching, and advanced biotechnology. This little machine will be able …

Basic income, explained

Basic income, explained

There’s always this tone when you read articles about poverty, that this is this intractable problem that we barely understand, let alone, like, have the tools to deal with. We have the tools. It’s called cash. The government spends billions of dollars on these really complicated schemes to end poverty, but the problem with poverty …