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US / KENYA: New study published on results of basic income pilot in Kenya

Village women. Credit to: Andrew Renneisen for The New York Times   GiveDirectly, a New York-based nonprofit, which activity has been covered in Basic Income News before, has initiated a pilot program in a rural village in Western Kenya, this past October. The organization recently published an internal analysis of the pilot program, in a first attempt to process the results

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Basic Income Debate on Intelligence Squared

Intelligence Squared U.S. (IQ2US), a debate program moderated by ABC News, will air an episode on basic income on Wednesday, March 22, 6:45-8:30 PM ET. Four noted guests–Andrew Stern, Charles Murray, Jason Furman, and Jared Bernstein–will debate the question “Is the universal basic income the safety net of the future?” The event will be staged live at the Kaufman Center

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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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Internet entrepreneur Marc Benioff: “we need to look at universal basic income” to stimulate growth

In a Fortune Insiders article published last month, Internet entrepreneur Marc Benioff says we “need to look at universal basic income” as a way to stimulate growth. Marc Benioff is the founder, chairman and CEO of Salesforce, one of America’s highest valued cloud computing companies and the largest employer in San Francisco, California.  A celebrated philanthropist, Benioff and Salesforce contribute

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