• Universal Basic Income Becoming Reality?
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    Universal Basic Income Becoming Reality?

    ONE OF THE BIG PICTURE PROGRESSIVE IDEAS THAT HAS BEEN OFTEN THEORIZED AND DISCUSSED BUT RARELY PUT INTO PRACTICE IS THE IDEA OF A BASIC INCOME, BUT ANOTHER EXPERIMENT IN BASIC INCOME IS ABOUT TO BE STARTED RIGHT NOW IN FINLAND WHERE THEY WILL BE TESTING IT OUT WITH ABOUT 2000 OF THEIR CITIZENS. THE BASIC INCOME IDEA CAN COME IN MANY DIFFERENT FORMS, BUT THE BASIC IDEA IS THAT PEOPLE WILL RECEIVE GOVERNMENT MONEY, LIKE A FORM OF A WELFARE PAYMENT OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, REGARDLESS OF EMPLOYMENT STATUS, A SORT OF MINIMUM INCOME THEY WILL RECEIVE. IN SOME EXPERIMENTS IT IS NOT FOR EVERYBODY, IN THIS CASE IT…

  • 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…

  • Will You Be Replaced? Dangers of Automation – Universal Basic Income
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    Will You Be Replaced? Dangers of Automation – Universal Basic Income

    robots are set to replace humans in the workplace by 2050 creating massive Unemployment Universal basic income may be the only answer to our problem Really really truly this can’t be the best solution the world can come up with humans have an uncanny ability to be incredibly versatile and creative while the robot has the ability to be many multiple times better than a human at a specific job it cannot do thousands upon thousands of tasks like a human and their creative ability is limited by what we give them to work with without human intervention robots would have no creativity problem-solving skills or capacity even roots teaching…

  • Introduction to the Labor & Employment Working Group
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    Introduction to the Labor & Employment Working Group

    My name is Greg Jacob and I am the Chairman of the Labor & Employment working group of the Regulatory Transparency Project. I’m a partner at O’Melveny & Myers and a former Deputy Solicitor and Solicitor of the U.S. Department of Labor. The Labor & Employment working group examines the more than 80 years of accumulated regulations that govern our nation’s working relationships. Decades ago, it was a relatively simple task to determine who was an employee, what qualifies as working time, and what constitutes hiring or firing. But, technological advances, shifts in our economy, and changes in worker preferences — particularly an increased desire among many workers for greater…

  • FAA – The First Jobs & Innovation Bill of the New Congress
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    FAA – The First Jobs & Innovation Bill of the New Congress

    As anyone who’s recently flown on an airplane knows our airport transport system is strained, and it is subject to increased congestion, and an increase delay. We have to upgrade our system now or we’re going to face absolutely enormous consequences. The FAA bill is exactly the type of investment in our future that will propel our country forwards spur growth, create jobs. According to an industry estimates the bill will result in 280,000 good-paying jobs in communities across the country. Another major factor will be the improved flow of commerce. 40% of the value of commerce and trade travels by air. A lot of what travels by air is…