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.
Politics Podcast: Brian Howe on Revisiting Henderson, Poverty and Basic Income.
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Brian Howe says the targeted nature of Australia's social security system goes hand-in-hand with stigmatising welfare recipients.
What if governments paid everyone a certain amount of money to cover basic needs?
The UK’s biggest industry is poised to lose a big chunk of its (human) workers.
It’s time to update the old agenda of the 19th century: less working time and more money for all, in the form of shorter work days and a universal basic income.
A universal basic income would enable people to embrace the gig economy and give them greater leverage in the jobs they choose.
In a highly individualistic world where work prevents us from spending time with friends and family, a universal basic income could change society.
Increasing inequality, environmental degradation, financial instability – it’s clear the current system is broken.
Today young people are the first victims of the increasing job insecurity in the world. Can a universal basic income, as proposed by a number of politicians, change things for the better?
With university graduates finding it harder to find jobs, questions have been raised about the merits of a typical tertiary qualification.
The country’s new scheme could make it an extremely popular destination.
The present Australian social security and welfare system can be viewed as a UBI scheme with exceptions for people who don’t need it.
Young Australian jobseekers are facing a difficult future due to the loss of many traditional entry-level positions to automation. A solution may lie in bold policy ideas.