Search Results for: inequality

Anthony Painter, “A universal basic income: the answer to poverty, insecurity, and health inequality?”

Anthony Painter, Director of the Action and Research Center at the RSA, in an editorial article described an experiment in the middle of the 1970s in the small town of Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada. As Painter describes, there were “statistically significant benefits” to the physical and mental health of the participants in the experiment, which was in the British Medical Journal.

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Conor Lynch, “Stephen Hawking sobre el futuro del capitalismo, la desigualdad…y la Renta Básica” [“Stephen Hawking on the future of capitalism, inequality…and the basic income”]

Machines are getting better and better at performing work that was or still is performed by humans. This article starts with Stephen Hawking’s thoughts on the issue, which are that without proper wealth distribution, society will become a distopia in which an elite will have everything and all the rest almost nothing. Conor Lynch argues that, although current social developments

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Jack Smith, “Even Big Banks Think Robot Automation Will Lead to Further Income Inequality”

A report (pdf) by Bank of America Merrill Lynch predicts that unemployment due to technological innovation could eliminate nearly half of all jobs in the United States. This will further exacerbate income inequality, as the potential $7 trillion in new wealth from technology will likely be exclusively controlled by powerful individuals. The report worries that this will lead to monopolization

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Stewart Lansley, “How Social Wealth Funds Could Help Tackle Inequality.”

ABSTRACT: This article examines the potential to tackle the roots of inequality by the introduction of one or more social wealth funds. Such funds would aim to capture some of the financial gains from the private ownership of capital—a principal driver of inequality—and use the proceeds for wider community benefit, such as investment in social infrastructure. In recent decades a

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Drew Nelles, “Review: Four new books, including Joseph Stiglitz’s The Great Divide, look at economic inequality”

SUMMARY: This news outlet reviews four books about income inequality, one of which (Atkinson’s Inequality: What Is To Be Done?) proposes basic income as a solution for the growing inequality.   Drew Nelles, “Review: Four new books, including Joseph Stiglitz’s The Great Divide, look at economic inequality” The Globe and Mail. May 29, 2015.

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Sir Anthony Atkinson, “Inequality: What Can Be Done?”

Sir Anthony Atkinson, a long-standing expert on inequality and basic income advocate, has released a book which brings together several decades of theoretical and practical experience in the field. “Inequality: What Can Be Done?” serves both as a program for change and “a voice of hope and informed optimism about the possibilities for political action”, according to publishers Harvard University

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