Is this the moment for universal basic income?

Until now, universal basic income—a concept that would give all members of society an unconditional, guaranteed cash payment—has received limited attention among U.S. policymakers. But the coronavirus pandemic may change ...

Coronavirus: Why the UK needs a basic income for all workers

The outbreak of coronavirus has exposed the fragility of a labour market characterised by the growing gig economy, zero-hours contracts and self-employment. None of these forms of work have employment benefits like sick pay. ...

The future of work will still include plenty of jobs

There is now widespread anxiety over the future of work, often accompanied by calls for a basic income to protect those displaced by automation and other technological changes.

What is 'guaranteed income'?

Starting in February, in Stockton, California, the mayor's office of the city—with funding from the Economic Security Project, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and private donors—launched a pilot program that distributes ...

Addressing food insecurity in the digital age

In the search for food —whether through foraging, hunting or agriculture —we are constantly at war with nature. In addition, food is distributed unequally: over 800 million people experience hunger while two billion ...

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