basic income

Reality Checks
Reality Checks

Basic Income Is Being Set Up to Fail

The current crop of basic income trials fall painfully short of holding society-changing potential.
Jordan Pearson
5.2.18
basic income
basic income

Basic Income Is Already Transforming Life and Work In a Postindustrial Canadian City

In Hamilton, Ontario, a basic income pilot is improving individual lives—but bureaucratic pitfalls and tepid goals can limit its potential.
Jordan Pearson
4.23.18
2020
2020

The Presidential Candidate Bent on Beating the Robot Apocalypse Will Give Two Americans a $1,000-per-month Basic Income

Andrew Yang is running for President on a platform of paying Americans $1,000 a month.
Brian Merchant
4.19.18
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Americans Laugh and Cheer as Billionaire Fails to Guess the Price of Basic Household Items

The Ellen Show reminds us all that billionaires are really not like us.
Jordan Pearson
2.21.18
Governance Structures
Governance Structures

Hillary Clinton Didn’t Propose Universal Basic Income Because Centrists Won’t Fix the Future

In 'What Happened,' Clinton says she considered a universal basic income, but "couldn't make the numbers work."
Jordan Pearson
9.14.17
basic income
basic income

Scotland Will Fund Basic Income Research, First Minister Says

Scotland joins the growing list of countries looking to test a basic income.
Jordan Pearson
9.5.17
fully automated luxury communism
fully automated luxury communism

Universal Basic Income Is the Path to an Entirely New Economic System

There will be robots.
Jordan Pearson
6.26.17
machines
machines

Click Here to Find Out If a Robot Will Take Your Job

The robots have their eyes on a lot of jobs. Is yours one?
Samantha Cole
5.30.17
Universal Basic Income
Universal Basic Income

For the Cost of Republican Tax Cuts, We Can Give Working Americans Up to $18,000 a Year

Instead of corporate tax cuts for big companies that can be used to create more robots, we could allow Americans to benefit from the wealth automation creates.
Gregory Ferenstein
5.8.17
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suggestion box

How to Keep Our Robots, Lose Our Jobs, And Prosper

It's not as crazy as it sounds, but would require a fundamental shift.
Jordan Pearson
3.1.17
News
News

Why a Struggling Town Voted Against a Basic Income

Smiths Falls, Ontario seems like the perfect host for a pilot.
Jordan Pearson
12.22.16
News
News

Now Another Canadian Province Wants to Give Everybody Free Money

But there's a pretty big catch for PEI.
Jordan Pearson
12.7.16