• 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…

  • Why the U.S. Should Provide Universal Basic Income
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    Why the U.S. Should Provide Universal Basic Income

    America! We are the richest country on earth, and indeed the richest civilization that has ever existed. We put a man on the moon! We invented the internet, the assembly line, and the airplane. More billionaires live here than anywhere else on earth. And we are widely acknowledged as being the most powerful single nation around. But for a country so wealthy and so innovative, our living standards are… not that great. Our infant mortality and child poverty rates are among the highest in the developed world. Americans can expect to live shorter and sicker lives, compared with people living in many other rich democracies. We have the highest incarceration…

  • So, What Is a Universal Basic Income? – The Jim Jefferies Show
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    So, What Is a Universal Basic Income? – The Jim Jefferies Show

    THERE ARE ROUGHLY 40 MILLION AMERICANS LIVING IN POVERTY. THANKS TO DONALD TRUMP, THAT’S ALL ABOUT TO CHANGE. THE ADMINISTRATION IS CONSIDERING CHANGING THE DEFINITION OF POVERTY SO FEWER FAMILIES WILL QUALIFY FOR GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE. SO PROBLEM SOLVED. I GUESS THAT’S ONE WAY TO DEAL WITH POVERTY, JUST SAY IT’S NOT POVERTY. THAT’S LIKE, IF YOU HAD STAGE CANCER AND THE DOCTOR SAID NO, THAT’S JUST A PANCREAS BRUISE, PUT SOME ICE ON IT. IT’S A PRETTY SIMPLE IDEA.>>THE PROBLEM WITH POVERTY IS NOT HAVING ENOUGH MONEY. THE SIMPLE SOLUTION WHEN SOMEONE DOESN’T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY IS TO GIVE THEM MONEY. SO THAT’S MORE OR UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME.>>IT’S A MONTHLY…

  • Universal Health Coverage: a goal all countries can reach
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    Universal Health Coverage: a goal all countries can reach

    Modern health care can work miracles. It can contribute to increased prosperity and security. Health care is taken for granted in rich countries but not in the rest of the world where health care remains expensive, remote and of poor quality. Too many people suffer ill-health or even die because they cannot get the treatment that should be readily available. Households are plunged into poverty and the whole community suffers. Everyone should have access to health care without financial worries. This is why The Elders are launching a new initiative to campaign for Universal Health Coverage. “These three groups put together are the majority of our populations particularly in developing…

  • Universal Basic Income: How to Survive in a Future WITHOUT JOBS
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    Universal Basic Income: How to Survive in a Future WITHOUT JOBS

    You are watching Trends! Every Thursday we take a peek at the future to see what’s ahead of us. Welcome to ALUX.com! The place where future billionaires come to get inspired. Hello Aluxers, and welcome back! By some, technology is considered the “oil” of the 21st century… Once we tapped into it, our world changed… we’re sure all of you are experiencing these rapid changes first-hand in your day to day lives; which is why in today’s video we’re taking a look at critical shifts happening in the job market due to advancements in technology, and explore the idea of universal income. Let’s dig in. What if we run out…

  • Erica Frenkel: The universal anesthesia machine
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    Erica Frenkel: The universal anesthesia machine

    I’m going to talk to you today about the design of medical technology for low-resource settings. I study health systems in these countries. And one of the major gaps in care, almost across the board, is access to safe surgery. Now one of the major bottlenecks that we’ve found that’s sort of preventing both the access in the first place, and the safety of those surgeries that do happen, is anesthesia. And actually, it’s the model that we expect to work for delivering anesthesia in these environments. Here, we have a scene that you would find in any operating room across the US, or any other developed country. In the…