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Gwynne Dyer: “Universal Basic Income — could it work?”

In his piece “Universal Basic Income – could it work?”, Gwynne Dyer writes that current populism fails to realize the extent of automation. Promises like “bring the jobs back” and a full-employment economy ignore the extent of automation in technology. Automation of work is expected to increase over the next twenty years and the author believes this change will negatively

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PORTUGAL: Future of work and basic income is discussed in national TV, for the first time

RTP3: Fronteiras XXI (debate panelists)   On the past Thursday, 15th of March 2017, basic income was discussed for the first time on a prime-time television program in Portugal, through the recently created channel RTP3.   The program, which ran for 1hr 30 min, was framed as a group interview and debate, moderated by journalist Carlos Daniel. The program included

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Political foundation Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung recommends “more detailed empirical research” on basic income for UK

The German political foundation Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) has released a short report on digitalization in the UK and its consequences for public policy. It concludes by suggesting that it will be necessary to investigate basic income as a long-term solution.

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