• Why Do People Like Universal Basic Income?
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    Why Do People Like Universal Basic Income?

    – What happens when you offer money to a stranger no strings attatched? – People are skeptical, they think there must be a catch. It’s the only time I’ve been accused of being part of the illuminati. (all laugh together) (Rock music) – What the heck is universal basic income? Or UBI, or oobee, as no one calls it. Offering periodic payment with no strings attached to everyone. In other words, Pedetermined amount of money periodically. Pedetermined amount of money periodically. Pedetermined amount of money periodically. Why are you even talking about UBI? Well, I wanna find out if it’s a great idea or if it’s too good to be…

  • Bishop Auckland and Shildon AAP – Crisis Intervention
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    Bishop Auckland and Shildon AAP – Crisis Intervention

    Andrew Walker: “The project we have chosen is the Crisis intervention project, which is run by Woodhouse Community Centre and Church. We chose the Crisis intervention project because it is a project that has supported literally thousands of people and their families across the area. They offer crisis support to people at need based on what the need of those people are, so that could be a foodbank, could be help with furniture, could be help with paying bills, pots and pans and whatever that person needs. The impact of the project has been huge in the area, it’s a sad state that we have so many people who are…

  • Social Security: Universal or selective?  (1971) – with Milton Friedman and Wilbur Cohen | ARCHIVES
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    Social Security: Universal or selective? (1971) – with Milton Friedman and Wilbur Cohen | ARCHIVES

    Narrator: Washington debates for the ’70s. A series of debates designed to bring together for an open exchange of views and opinions, outstanding authorities on vital issues facing the world of the ’70s. The topic, “Social Security: Universal or selective.” Now, here is Peter Hackett. Peter Hackes: In our society, people are living longer than ever before. Retirement comes earlier than ever before. Hence, our senior citizens are finding many more years to be lived without the financial security of a job, thus an issue of prime importance to millions of Americans is social security. Despite the fact that social security is a fact of American life and has been…

  • 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…

  • Can Universal Basic Income / Social Democracy  Fix America’s Inequality? | Jeffrey Sachs
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    Can Universal Basic Income / Social Democracy Fix America’s Inequality? | Jeffrey Sachs

    There’s a proposal around that’s got a lot of interest called universal basic income where everybody is guaranteed at least a certain level of income in the society. Some free market economists like Milton Friedman talked about a negative income tax which in effect had the same features of guaranteeing a certain level of income for everybody as a base. I think from a human rights and decency standard there’s a lot of sense to the idea that everybody in a society should be able to meet their basic needs. There’s on the other hand this sense if you give someone a check whether they’re trying, not trying, working, not…

  • What would be the immediate effects of a universal basic income? | IN 60 SECONDS
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    What would be the immediate effects of a universal basic income? | IN 60 SECONDS

    The immediate effects of the UBI are twofold. The first is that involuntary poverty will be ended. By involuntary poverty I mean people who are trying real hard, doing the best they can but cannot make enough money to live a decent existence. That kind of poverty goes away with the passage of a universal basic income. A second thing that the UBI does is it utterly changes the incentives facing people. It completely changes the incentives that a woman faces in deciding whether to have a baby, for example. Other things such as retirement for the elderly become much simpler with the universal basic income. Guess what? Social Security…

  • 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…

  • Child Poverty In Fife | Just Surviving: A Decade Of Austerity In Scotland
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    Child Poverty In Fife | Just Surviving: A Decade Of Austerity In Scotland

    (Gentle piano and rain sounds) – It’s always on your mind. It’s always on your mind. I struggle with sleeping, general anxiety as well. I mean I find myself saying to my ten year old all the time. Are these trainers all right? You’re not getting picked on at school or anything? And just trying to quiz them for things that, I don’t want him to get picked on about and that’s always on your mind, it always in your head eh? (sustained distorted piano chord)(staccato white noise) – The age of irresponsibility, is giving way to an age of austerity. – They’re all good at shouting about that, shouting…

  • 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…

  • Solving the Politics of Universal Basic Income | Owen Poindexter | TEDxUnionCity
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    Solving the Politics of Universal Basic Income | Owen Poindexter | TEDxUnionCity

    Translator: Michele Gianella Reviewer: Rhonda Jacobs It was a cloudy afternoon; I was stuck in traffic when I happened to hear a radio program about the international aid organization “Give Directly.” Now, at the time Give Directly was very controversial because unlike other aid organizations they don’t provide medicine, or school supplies, or sports equipment, or cows. They give people money. And what happens when you give people money that they can spend on anything at all? We’ll get to that soon. So at the time I was commuting home, and I was the new version of a typical American worker. I worked in an office in California with about…