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Scott Santens, “Why we should all have a basic income”

The World Economic Forum has published an article on unconditional basic income (UBI) by prominent advocate Scott Santens as part of its 2017 Annual Meeting, commonly referred to by its location, Davos. Santens’ article explains the concept of UBI for newcomers and tackles common reservations and misconceptions. Responding, for instance, to those who argue that it is wasteful to provide

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Andrew White, ‘Could a basic income solve the biggest challenge of the digital economy?’

Andrew White, ‘Could a basic income solve the biggest challenge of the digital economy?‘, The Guardian, 25th January 2016. Andrew White, associate professor of creative industries and digital media at the University of Nottingham, argues that ‘those gathering at Davos would be remiss to not consider a basic income as a credible policy response to contemporary anxieties about our role

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SWITZERLAND: Robots for Basic Income dance at Davos

The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum was held during 20th-23rd January 2016. A group ‘Robots for Basic Income‘ countered the Forum with their demand for a Basic Income. The group released ‘Declaration of Davos 2016’: Robots demand for universal basic income as a humanistic response to technological progress We – the robots – call for an universal basic

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