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USA: David Simon, creator of ‘The Wire’, says that a “Guaranteed Income” would be a massive boon for the US economy

David Simon. Credit to: Flickr   Whilst talking about his new HBO show ‘The Deuce’, David Simon, creator of the award winning series ‘The Wire’, has advocated for a “guaranteed income” to be introduced in the US. During an interview with David Remnick on The New Yorker Radio Hour on the 29th of September, when asked about the nature of

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United States: Hawai‘i to study Universal Basic Income and impact of job automation on social safety net

Representative Chris Lee. Credit to: Office of Representative Chris Lee   In the face of growing economic inequality and projections of increased disparities in the coming decades, Hawai‘i has passed a resolution to establish a Basic Economic Security Working Group. The working group will investigate the impact job automation will have on the residents of Hawai‘i and its social safety

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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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