Unconditional emergency assistance for the world’s poorest could be funded by temporarily freezing debt repayments.
Social psychiatry has fallen from favour. It's time to revisit it.
To achieve universal basic income, changes would be needed in terms of public and political support. Could the Covid-19 pandemic turn the tide?
Economic distress was the norm for many before the coronavirus outbreak. The pandemic is an opportunity to provide an economically secure future for all.
In emergencies, time is a currency. If the government fails to deliver basic income to the people, the consequences could be catastrophic.
Mental health experts have called for universal basic income as far back as 1969.
Lockdown throws our relationship with work into the spotlight.
We believe a basic income should be a right, but it should be underpinned by a principle of reciprocity - people must contribute to society in return.
A universal basic income could provide financially precarious people with the money they need. And it would keep money flowing through the financial system.
An economist specializing in inequality explains how a basic income guarantee is just what low-wage workers and the economy need.
Short-term schemes make it difficult to assess, but nine basic income-style programmes from Canada to Iran reveal some fascinating outcomes.
Unlike older visions of economic democracy which started with class or the collective, the starting point now should be the individual
Francis Townsend had a similar if less ambitious idea in the 1930s that never got through Congress but ended up making Social Security a lot more generous.
The first step is admitting we have a problem, but what should come next to protect the planet?
If society is serious about a Green New Deal, we'll need universal basic income to implement it.
The Finnish experiment will only fuel further debate on whether or not universal basic income is a good idea.
The universal basic income movement has a major problem: both critics and even many supporters don’t understand how much it would really cost.
Despite a range of laws and policy measures, many gender inequities seem firmly entrenched. One innovative policy measure that could make a difference is basic income.
Experience in Fiji shows that reducing working poverty requires not only a raise in the minimum wage, but a minimum set of government services and benefits.
We increasingly celebrate entrepreneurial self-reliance, but for disadvantaged people, the certainty of an adequate income is a fundamental foundation. It may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.