Universal basic income: U.S. support grows as Finland ends its trial
2018-05-02, 08:24 PM,
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Political philosopher and economist Karl Widerquist remembers a poll from 10 years ago that showed just 12 percent of Americans approved of a universal basic income.

That's changed — and quickly. Today, 48 percent of Americans support it, according to a recent Northeastern University/Gallup survey of more than 3,000 U.S. adults.

The survey looked at universal basic income as a solution for Americans who have lost jobs to automation.

"It represents an enormous increase in support," said Widerquist, an associate professor at Georgetown University in Qatar and an advocate for a universal basic income. "It's really promising."

Proposals for universal basic income programs vary, but the most common one is a system in which the federal government sends out regular checks to everyone, regardless of their earnings or employment.

Pilots programs are underway in Canada and rural Kenya. India — with a population of more than 1.3 billion residents — is considering establishing a universal basic income as well. Finland's trial with a universal basic income, in which payments were given to 2,000 unemployed people, will come to an end this year.

Other experiments are still ongoing.

Full news: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/01/nearly-h...tion-.html
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2018-05-02, 08:39 PM,
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We don't need a UBI yet. Robots haven't taken over.
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2018-05-02, 08:56 PM,
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Lol I love these polls. Just as accurate as election I’m sure.
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2018-05-02, 09:18 PM,
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UBI would destroy the US economy.
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2018-05-02, 10:17 PM,
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This will never work, this will never pass
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2018-05-02, 10:33 PM,
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What a disaster something like this would be long term.
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2018-05-03, 12:06 AM,
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This is awesome news!
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2018-05-03, 12:11 AM,
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Every technological advance has led to economic growth and more jobs. It shouldn't be an issue.
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