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HUNGARY: Prime Minister Viktor Orbán speaks harshly against basic income

Picture: Viktor Orbán. Credit to Politics.Hu Viktor Orbán, Hungary’s prime minister, made reference to basic income in his speech at the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, held on 28 February, 2017.   The speech itself is very much focused on economic issues, centred on the Hungarian reality. Orbán, however, also offers comments about his vision for Hungarian society and

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Bill Gates Addresses UBI on Reddit AMA

Bill Gates. Credit to: The Huffington Post On a recent Reddit AMA, Bill Gates says countries aren’t rich enough to support a Universal Basic Income (UBI). In the meantime, Gates suggests investing in government programs and increasing the demand of labor.     Bill Gates posted his fifth Reddit AMA on Monday, February 27th, 2017. He responded to questions on

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AUSTRALIA: Group within Labor Left pushing for UBI

Photo: Paul Miller A group within NSW Labor’s Left faction has called a set of motions to advance a universal basic income in Australia. The Left faction’s economic committee has been instrumental in driving the initiative along with key proponent, Luke Whitington, the deputy chair of the Left’s economic policy committee and an adviser to Senator Doug Cameron. The motions

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