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Interview with Topher Brennan, progressive candidate for US Senate in California

Topher Brennan is a progressive candidate from the state of California, currently running for US Senate. A self-professed “policy geek”, Brennan holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin and a master’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame. Brennan recently put forth a plan for implementing a basic income with his timely essay “The case for

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UNITED STATES: The American Enterprise Institute releases a proposal for a universal basic income

(Former Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor speaking at the American Enterprise Institute. Credit to: The Washington Post)   The American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank, released a piece of research in late May, which was an attempt to analyze the effect of the implementation of a universal basic income (UBI) on the current American social welfare system. The

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United States: Report from the 2nd San Francisco Basic Income Create-a-thon

Organized by the Universal Income Project, the goal of the Create-a-thon is to spread awareness and raise support for the idea of basic income. Forty people attended the weekend-long event in March, including filmmakers, artists, entrepreneurs, technologists, songwriters, and activists.   The weekend kicked off with speakers from the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, the Insight Center,

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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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Towards a Basic Income: A Targeted Universal Framework for Shared Prosperity and Enduring Progress

Towards a Basic Income A Targeted Universal Framework for Shared Prosperity and Enduring Progress   By Mark Gomez May 30, 2017   There is more than enough in the American economy, not merely to end poverty, but for everyone to prosper. And in the next 40 years, the economy will double again. Now is the time to construct a framework

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