Author Archives: Daniele Fabbri

Europe: Green European Journal Asked Experts, Activists, and Politicians About Basic Income

Credit Picture: Green European Journal 2018   The Green European Journal launched the Green Observatory on Basic Income, asking to experts in a series of interviews about the status of universal basic income (UBI) in the political discourse of their country, and the stance that Green, and other progressive parties, show towards it. The Green European Journal is an editorial indipendent

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Douglas Rushkoff Warns That Universal Basic Income Is Just Silicon Valley’s Latest Scam

Credit picture to: CC(Paul May) In an article published on Medium, “Universal Basic Income Is Silicon Vallaey’s latest Scam”, Douglas Rushkoff maintains that “The plan is no gift to the masses, but a tool for our further enslavement”. Rushkoff was once a supporter of universal basic income (UBI), he says, but during a talk at Uber’s headquarters, with Uber management itself

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The 2019 World Development Report from the World Bank calls for a New Social Contract, and Universal Basic Income Could be Part of It

Photo Credit: CC(Cindy Woods) The last world development report from the World Bank is out. It investigates the changing nature of work and suggests what governments could and should do to address the phenomenon. Among the proposals there is the enhancement of social protection, to a degree disjoining it from formal wage employment, considering Universal Basic Income (UBI) as one of

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A Partial Basic Income as a Response to our Society Widening Inequality

Picture credit: David Pacey   In an article on Left Foot Forward, Karen Buck MP and Declan Gaffney argue for a partial Basic Income as a more practical option than Universal Basic Income (UBI). With all the different expectations pinned to UBI, arising from its promise to address a wide range of problems going from technological drive unemployment to the

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USA: Presidential Hopeful Andrew Yang speaks at the Register’s Political Soapbox

Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang spoke at the Political Soapbox on Saturday, August 11th, 2018, during the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines. Andrew Yang, a democrat running for president, former entrepreneur and CEO, and author of “The War on Normal People”, addressed the crowd at the Political Soapbox explaining his program.   VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjaMqNUwD3I He stated that one problem he

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Four Ontario Mayors asking the Federal Government to take over the Basic Income Pilot

Four Ontario mayors, with a letter addressed to Jean-Yves Duclos, who sits in the present Canadian federal cabinet as Minister of Families, Children, and Social Development, appeal to the Federal Government for assuming oversight over the Basic Income Pilot project in their communities. The letter from the Mayors of Brantford, Hamilton, Kawartha Lakes and Thunder Bay follows the early end of

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Bringing UBI into the Public Discourse, feat. Annie Lowrey

Annie Lowrey. Picture credit: ComedyCentral, The Daily Show     AUDIO: Annie Lowrey on Basic Income Podcast   Annie Lowrey, policy reporter for the New York Times and author of the book “Give People Money: How a Universal Basic Income Would end Poverty, Revolutionize Work, and Remake the World” joined the Basic Income Podcast to discuss her book and its reception.

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Universal Basic Income could directly reduce work-related stress

Dr. Matthew Johnson. Picture credit to: Lancaster University Dr. Matthew Johnson, in an article published on LabourList, examines the effects of universal basic income (UBI) on stress. He co-authors with Elliot Johnson a paper with the title “Stress, domination and basic income: considering a citizens’ entitlement response to a public health crisis”. The paper is partially based on an international

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