• What Countries Have Tried Universal Basic Income? | NowThis World
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    What Countries Have Tried Universal Basic Income? | NowThis World

    What happens when a government gives their citizens free money? And – if it’s coming from the government – is it really free? l Hey guys, I’m Alex, this is NowThis World, and on this episode, we’re talking about Universal Basic Income, what it is, and why it’s becoming a popular subject of debate. Following recent news that Finland opted out of continuing its UBI pilot program beyond 2018, economists are questioning the sustainability of the controversial model. We’re taking a look at local and national governments around the world that have given it a shot – and diving into the question: could a universal basic income work for the…

  • Andrew Yang on Universal Basic Income and Why He’s Running On It For President | Op-Ed | NowThis
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    Andrew Yang on Universal Basic Income and Why He’s Running On It For President | Op-Ed | NowThis

    If enough Americans come together, raise our hands, and say yes we want then we can make it happen in 2021 and will be the first thing I do as president. Hello, I’m Andrew Yang and I’m running for president to implement universal basic income in response to this incredible transition we’re going through Universal basic income is a policy where every citizen gets a certain amount of money every month regardless of their work status or anything else going in their lives. Under my plan, every American adult between 18 and 64 will receive free and clear, no questions asked. Doesn’t matter if you’re working, not what your income…

  • What is Universal Basic Income?
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    What is Universal Basic Income?

    Nothing undermines life more than insecuritybut for too many, the last few decades have become ever more insecure.Work is less certain and more stressful,especially for those on average incomes and lower —and we have a tax and benefits system that is complex and sometimes punitive.We could do something completely different,like give a basic monthly payment to every single citizen.This is called a Basic Income.It’s a centuries-old idea favoured by philosophers,social reformers, civic leaders and across the political spectrum.And it could help us meet our needs today.Basic Income would provide a platform to smooth the life transitionsmillions of us will face in coming years,including changes that may come from technology.It’s the…