American Achieves First Crowdfunded Monthly Basic Income
(New Orleans, La.) – Writer and basic income advocate Scott Santens has become the first person to successfully crowdfund a perpetual monthly “basic income.” Starting his . . .
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A New New Hope
I was recently invited to take part in a panel at the Brookings Institution about the future of work in light of accelerating technological advances, and during that panel (which is now available on YouTube) (and also independently filmed by a YouTuber) I mentioned YouTube as an example of the kind of work I see right now that is new to this . . .
I will be part of a panel at Brookings tomorrow, Oct 26, at 3pm in Washington, DC. For those interested in watching it, it will be live streamed online. Here's the link to use to register for the webcast. My fellow panelist will be Nick Hanauer.
Topic for panel:
The modern workforce is changing in response to rapidly emerging . . .
New on HuffPost Science
My latest piece on Huffington Post is available to read and share, titled "Universal Basic Income Will Likely Increase Social Cohesion". It's about the observed pro-social and community building effects of unconditionally increasing people's incomes.
I think we should avoid letting our ideologies inform our . . .
a world without jobs ≠ a world without work
I recently spoke at the first World Summit on Technological Unemployment that took place in the Time Life Building in New York City on September 29, 2015. I was not the only one. Very well known names like Robert Reich and Joseph Stiglitz were also there to speak, and others just as well known like Larry Summers and John Markoff spoke via . . .
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A story about the universal basic income law in Brazil
When I met Senator Eduardo Suplicy of Brazil earlier this year at the NABIG15 Congress in New York, he handed me and many others there this cute little children's book about basic income in Brazil.
For those who aren't aware, Brazil is the first country to pass basic income into law, and did so back in 2004. They just haven't . . .
The effects of technology on job creation/destruction by skill level
That's the highly cited estimate out of Oxford by Frey and Osbourne of the percentage of existing jobs that are likely to be automated away with the help of technology within the next two decades. According to this paper, flip a coin and call heads or machines to see if your job will exist in 20 years. This is . . .