• Universal basic income: The plan to give $12,000 to every American adult | Andrew Yang
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    Universal basic income: The plan to give $12,000 to every American adult | Andrew Yang

    Universal basic income is an idea that’s older than America, where Thomas Paine was for it at the founding of the country, he called it the citizen’s dividend. Decades later Martin Luther King, Jr. was for it. He championed it before he was assassinated in 1968. And Milton Friedman and 1,000 economists signed a study in the late ’60s saying this would be tremendous for both the economy and society. It received so much support that it passed the House of Representatives twice under Richard Nixon in 1971. And the only reason it didn’t become law was that Democrats in the Senate wanted an even higher income threshold. So a…

  • Meaningful Mental Health 1 – Crisis Intervention
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    Meaningful Mental Health 1 – Crisis Intervention

    hello and welcome to meaningful mental health I’m your host Cheryl August today we will be taking a closer look into our assumptions and beliefs around mental health and substance use this segment is about crisis intervention we’re going to the streets to see what people think about mental health and substance use going to you Cat and Gustavo thanks Cheryl we’re here today Thursday beautiful day at the Marin County Farmers Market in San Rafael asking folks in the community questions about mental health awareness what would you like to see in Marin County as far as mental health resources that maybe we don’t have probably housing I think…

  • 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…

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    Contacting the CDTFA – Making Sales in California

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  • Elon Musk says Universal Basic Income is “going to be necessary.”
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    Elon Musk says Universal Basic Income is “going to be necessary.”

    – There will be fewer and fewer jobs that a robot cannot do better. What to do about mass unemployment? This is going to be a massive social challenge. And… And I think, ultimately, we will have to have some kind of universal basic income. I don’t think we would be have a choice. – Universal basic income? – Universal basic income I think it’s going to be necessary. – So it means that unemployed people would be pay across the globe? – Yeah. – Because there is no job, machine/robots it’s taking over…? – That’s simply the… the… I do want to be clear: these are not things that…

  • MLK & Universal Basic Income | Guaranteed Income (5 Reasons)
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    MLK & Universal Basic Income | Guaranteed Income (5 Reasons)

    At the end of his life… Martin Luther King Jr. was working on a campaign… …to ensure all Americans… …had a dignified standard of living… …with what is now referred to as a… Universal Basic Income. Or as he called it: A guaranteed minimum income… …for all people… …and all families of our country. The problems which are developing… …as a result of automation and cybernation. As far back as 1961… …MLK saw a new economic trend… …of automation dissolving jobs”. He called it a “catastrophe”… …and said “black and white…” “…we will all be harmed…” “…unless something grand and imaginative is done.” “A true revolution of values will soon…

  • Is universal basic income working? We went to Finland to find out | CNBC Reports
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    Is universal basic income working? We went to Finland to find out | CNBC Reports

    I’m in Finland. It’s one year after the launch of a first-of-its kind experiment here in the country. We’re talking about universal basic income. Here’s how it works. Researchers randomly selected 2,000 unemployed people between the ages of 25 and 58 from around Finland. Each month those 2,000 people receive €560, which is about 670 bucks, tax-free. What they do with the money is entirely up to them. The purpose of the experiment is to address unemployment here in Finland. The government hopes that it will encourage unemployed people to take jobs instead of being afraid of losing their unemployment benefits. So one year into the experiment, is it working?…

  • Robert Reich: What is Universal Basic Income?
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    Robert Reich: What is Universal Basic Income?

    You see this little gadget? Let’s call it an “iEverything.” You can’t get it yet, but if technology keeps moving as fast as it is now, the iEverything will be with us before you know it; a combination of intelligent computing, 3D manufacturing, big data crunching, and advanced biotechnology. This little machine will be able to do everything you want and give you everything you need. There’s only one hitch. As the economy is now organized, no one will be able to buy it because there won’t be any paying jobs left. You see, the iEverything will do… everything. I’m exaggerating a bit in order to make a point about…

  • What is universal basic income? | CNBC Explains
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    What is universal basic income? | CNBC Explains

    Do you guys want some free money? Excuse me, would you like some free money? Free money? No, thank you. No? Free money? Free money! It’s free! I’ll take some for my friend too. You can take some for your friend. Okay, thank you. Would you like some free money sir? Okay, wow, we’ve got a lot of takers here. Handing out free money sounds like a pretty radical idea. But it’s actually an economic concept gaining a lot of traction around the world. We’re talking about universal basic income. Universal basic income is pretty much what the name suggests, an income for everyone in the form of a cash…