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Imrö Straubing
Frédéric Drago
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“The Piketty Observation against the Institutional Background: How Natural is this Natural Tendency and What Can We Do about it?” Here’s the abstract:
The Piketty Observation against the Institutional Background How Natural is this Natural

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05/26/2017 at 15:30. Facebook
In his Harvard commencement speech on Thursday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg advocated exploring a system in which all people receive a standard salary just for being alive, no questions asked.
In his Harvard commencement speech on Thursday Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg advocated

Mark Zuckerberg calls for exploring basic income in Harvard commencement speech

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Haroun Hajem
Герджик Тодора
Basic Income Europe
Basic Income Europe
05/26/2017 at 08:58. Facebook
"We teach children a distinction between play and work,” Gray explains. “Work is something that you don’t want to do but you have to do.” He says this training, which starts in school, eventually “drills the play” out of many children, who grow up to be adults who are aimless when presented with free time."
We teach children a distinction between play and work Gray explains Work

Would a Work-Free World Be So Bad?

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Tomáš Bitter
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Basic Income Europe
05/25/2017 at 08:58. Facebook
In that memorable TED conference, Rutger Bregman develops the concept of "scarcity mentality"

« Some of you may believe that the poor should be held responsible for their own mistakes. And others may argue that we should help them to make better decisions. But the underlying assumption is the same: there's something wrong with them. If we could just change them, if we could just teach them...
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In that memorable TED conference Rutger Bregman develops the concept of scarcity

Poverty isn't a lack of character; it's a lack of cash

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Bert van den Burg
Mike Fuller
Basic Income Europe
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05/24/2017 at 11:00. Facebook
"...we still know very little about the effect of awareness on support for basic income. To my knowledge, however, there is no sound empirical basis for the claim that awareness increases support–outside, perhaps, of anecdotes and hearsay. "
we still know very little about the effect of awareness on support

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Shifa Shop
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05/24/2017 at 08:58. Facebook
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“In this workshop we begin with a dialog about technology and the potential for creative destruction or destructive creation regarding the well-being of the population particularly when it pertains to employment. From this preamble we then look at the notion of universal basic income as a potential solution to the disruptive market forces we face today. Experts will present...
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BARCELONA, SPAIN: Workshop on Technology, Employment, and Basic Income | Basic Income News

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Beatriz Reis Lima
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05/23/2017 at 11:00. Facebook
In his piece “Universal Basic Income – could it work?”, Gwynne Dyer writes that current populism fails to realize the extent of automation. Promises like “bring the jobs back” and a full-employment economy ignore the extent of automation in technology. Automation of work is expected to increase over the next twenty years and the author believes this change will negatively influence democratic...
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In his piece Universal Basic Income could it work Gwynne Dyer writes

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Gerard Donaghy
Gerard Donaghy
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05/22/2017 at 12:00. Facebook
On January 12, 2017, the Work and Pensions Committee of the UK Parliament held an oral evidence hearing on universal basic income, the official summary of which is now available online. It ultimately concludes that the measure “risks being a distraction from workable welfare reform” and urges “the incoming government not to expend any energy on it.”
On January 12 2017 the Work and Pensions Committee of the UK

UK: Parliament releases summary of Oral Evidence Hearing on UBI | Basic Income News

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Josh Govier
Kjell Svensson
Basic Income Europe
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05/21/2017 at 17:00. Facebook
Researchers in several Dutch municipalities are preparing experiments to test the effects of the removal of conditions on social assistance. Although not testing basic income per se, the experiments will examine one of its key attributes (the reduction of conditionality).
Researchers in several Dutch municipalities are preparing experiments to test the effects

THE NETHERLANDS: Social Assistance Experiments Under Review | Basic Income News

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Christina Pezzoli
WG Greiner
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Basic Income Europe
05/21/2017 at 12:00. Facebook
Bregman’s book makes the technological unemployment case for a basic income. Jones asks whether this case can stand, referring to John Maynard Keynes’ likely failed prophecy of a 15 hour work week by 2030 in his Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren. Bregman says that many current jobs are unneeded.
Bregmans book makes the technological unemployment case for a basic income Jones

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Author Jeffery J. Smith has published a science fiction novel, Perfect Timing, which explores the potential of a universal basic income to improve the lot of humanity.
Author Jeffery J Smith has published a science fiction novel Perfect Timing

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A universal basic income as a poverty-reduction policy is often contrasted unfavourably with targeted transfers. This column argues that five of the common arguments employed against basic income are really straw men that overstate the relative effectiveness of targeted transfers. While a universal basic income is not yet feasible in many countries, more universality and less fine targeting...
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A universal basic income as a povertyreduction policy is often contrasted unfavourably

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Josh Govier
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Two University of Oxford researchers, Max Harris and Alexander E. Kentikelenis, have written a short piece on some of the possible social effects of basic income for The Conversation. Specifically, they consider the question of how a basic income would affect “people’s sense of community and togetherness” — describing ways in which the policy could increase either solidarity or erode it.
Two University of Oxford researchers Max Harris and Alexander E Kentikelenis have

Max Harris and Alexander E. Kentikelenis, "How a basic income could help build community in an age of individualism" | Basic Income News

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Focusing on the example of the UK, Torry argues that a basic income can be afforded by adjusting current systems of taxation and benefits. On the scheme that Torry recommends, means-tested benefits would remain in place, but the amount received by each household or individual would be recalculated to account for the amount of basic income.
Focusing on the example of the UK Torry argues that a basic

Malcolm Torry, "Citizen’s Income: Both Feasible And Useful" | Basic Income News

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Tomáš Bitter
Updates from Vereniging Basisinkomen (BIEN-Netherlands), Spring 2017
Updates from Vereniging Basisinkomen BIENNetherlands Spring 2017

Report on the Netherlands and Universal Basic Income | Basic Income News

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"Rather than merely spending less time in traditional jobs (if they happen to be traditionally employed), individuals could–and should–have the option and opportunity to piece together a livelihood out of part-time and short-term work. Doing so with equanimity, however, requires the reliable financial floor that a basic income could provide. Moreover, a basic income could be considered a...
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Rather than merely spending less time in traditional jobs if they happen

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Josh Govier
Dalia Research has released the results of its second major survey on attitudes toward basic income, polling over 11,000 individuals from across the European Union.
Dalia Research has released the results of its second major survey on

Survey of 11,000 Europeans finds 68% would vote for basic income | Basic Income News

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On episode #73 of “The Waking Up Podcast”, host Sam Harris discusses the potential merits of Universal Basic Income with political science researcher and author Charles Murray.
On episode 73 of The Waking Up Podcast host Sam Harris discusses

Sam Harris and Charles Murray discuss Universal Basic Income on "The Waking Up Podcast" episode #73 | Basic Income News

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"When it comes to raising children, no industry wants to admit how much they rely on the free labour of parents and caregivers. This view is based on the assumption that having a child is a personal choice and responsibility — Despite the obvious evidence that WE ALL benefit in the end from the work of parents. " by Megan Barker
When it comes to raising children no industry wants to admit how

Mom, Where Do Customers Come From? | Coaching By Megan | Biz + Empowerment Coach for Women Entrepreneurs

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