Tag Archives: Silicon Valley

Slack CEO endorses UBI on Twitter

Successful entrepreneur Stewart Butterfield, co-founder of online photo-sharing application Flickr and creator of the popular business communications system Slack, has spoken out on Twitter in favour of universal basic income. On 4 August 2017, Butterfield stated that “giving people even a very small safety net would unlock a huge amount of entrepreneurialism”. He was responding to Austen Allred, the founder

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Chris Weller, “Giving people free money could be the only solution when robots finally take our jobs”

In recent months, Basic Income News has covered multiple articles that explore basic income as a solution to the unemployment expected to result due to further automation of labor. (See, for example, here, here, and here.) Meanwhile, events of just the past few days prove that worries about automation are not going away any time soon: Foxconn (a supplier for Apple and Samsung) reported

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Evgeny Morozov on the Bay Area’s Basic Income Movement

The Silicon Valley start-up incubator Y Combinator made international news earlier this year, when it announced plans to fund a five-year study on the effects of a guaranteed basic income. (Basic Income News covered the announcement here.) While this has widely been hailed as a breakthrough for the basic income movement, author Evgeny Morozov takes a critical approach to the

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