Stockton is giving $500 a month to more than 100 residents as part of a universal basic income experiment.
"We're not struggling."
The idea behind the projects is to address the challenges of economic change while ensuring solidarity amongst their populations
Without basic economic security, people often behave selfishly and vote irresponsibly.
By now you’ve probably heard of universal basic income. Giving everyone a set amount of money is billed as the solution to
Indeed, of great concern is the effect of such a policy on society: with such a disincentive to work, does it create laziness
It appears some establishment voices have picked up on a way of opposing the idea of the monthly citizen dividend of about $1,000 per month, known as universal basic income (UBI), in a way that successfully leaves some progressively minded people afraid.
There's really no telling what a universal basic income will do for the human race. It seems like a utopian solution that could potentially strengthen the developed world to a point of prosperity. Or it could be manipulated into a place of complete ruin by a lazy and entitled generation. We'll never know until we try.
The concept of economic growth with limited labour input is a radical departure from anything we are familiar with. The concept
We won't get world peace by converting others to our tribes. We can, however, come together to at least solve the problem of economic insecurity, if not inequality, which would put everyone on a solid footing and ease the tension that is a hallmark of our times.
To fight poverty, we must simply abolish it. And to abolish it, we must get over the many scientifically unfounded mental barriers that have always prevented us from doing it to this day, mainly the notion that one must work for one's daily bread.
Yanis Varoufakis explains why universal income is an idea whose time has come.
Increasing technological and production efficiencies is not enough. There exist a well-known number of paradoxes that suggest