How Basic Income Could Unlock Humanity's Altruism and Creativity

Universal Basic Income an expensive system to be sure, but social justice commentator Eva Cox argues that the societal returns will be worth the investment.

 

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Is Working Less the Solution to Being "Workless"?

Louise Tarrant argues less work is not weakness, but a sign of prosperity and a necessity to the coming automation.

No need to recharge at lunchtime – just go home. (Photo credit Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images)

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It'll Take More Than "Free Money" To Reform Social Welfare

Let's not let the prospect of a little free money stop us from pursuing more progressive regulations and reforms.

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The Idea of Universal Basic Income Goes Back to the 16th Century

People like Thomas More, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, and Bertrand Russell have already had many of the arguments we're having about basic income today.

 

Dr. Elise Klein wants to point out the conversations we’re having around Universal Basic Income (UBI) aren’t new. Great leaders and thinkers Thomas Paine, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, and Tony Atkinson have already had many of the arguments surrounding UBI, today. Its history bears repeating.


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Let's Cut Out All These “Bullsh*t Jobs,” says Anthropologist David Graeber

It's time we talked about working less. While some argue that we shorten the working week, others favor cutting out pointless, time-filler jobs altogether. 

 

 

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