July 11 2018 – Eric Johnson – Recode
So says Annie Lowrey, the author of a new book called “Give People Money: How a Universal Basic Income Would End Poverty, Revolutionize Work, and Remake the World.”
July 10 2018 – Michael Solomon – 10x Management
We need to find a new measure of unemployment that factors in those who are so disillusioned and disenfranchised by either the job market or specifically, the competition from automation and artificial intelligence that they have given up the search for full-time employment.
July 9 2018 – Nathan Heller – The New Yorker
Thus far, Universal Basic Income lives entirely in people’s heads—untried at any major scale.
June 20 2018 – Brian Bergstein – Technology Review
A Canadian province is giving people money with no strings attached—revealing both the appeal and the limitations of the idea.
May 3 2018 – Feng Xiang – Washington Post
If AI can rationally allocate resources and fairly share the wealth it creates, a successful planned economy could be achievable.
Apr 24 2018 – Peter S. Goodman – New York Times
For more than a year, Finland has been testing the proposition that the best way to lift economic fortunes may be the simplest: Hand out money without rules or restrictions on how people use it.
Mar 29 2018 – Joi Ito – Wired Magazine
Liberals and conservatives alike love—and fear—the idea of giving free money to everyone. But we have to try it anyway.
Mar 14 2018 – Eric Johnson – Recode
In his new book “Fair Shot,” Hughes outlines a proposal for “guaranteed income,” to lift health and education outcomes in the U.S.
March 8 2018 – Shirin Ghaffary – Recode
It’s a sign that the idea is moving from fringe to mainstream.
Feb 20 2018 – Justin Lee – Medium
A nice look at a few potential policies to combat a jobless future.