How a basic income can battle the 8 giants of a faltering economy
In order to not jeopardize Globalization 4.0, we must fight 8 giants of the 21st century including inequality, stress and debt.
What the Post-Trump Debate Over Journalism Gets Wrong
With the exception of Democrats, no group has done more soul searching since election day than journalists As a candidate, Donald Trump demonized the press, used social media to bypass it, hired a media propagandist to run his campaign, and established a pattern of proffering false statements and then denying doing so when caught. Afterward, the Oxford English Dictionary named the adjective “Post-truth” the word of…
Why and How Should We Build a Basic Income for Every Citizen?
What are our goals as a species? This, to me, is the most important question we can ask ourselves as human beings. Another way to say it: What is the meaning of our existence as a species? We never seem to directly ask ourselves these two questions in a collective way, which seems very odd to me. Because if we were discussing these questions openly, collectively and consistently, I believe we would live in a very different society.
How basic is too basic? Toyota tests the limits with its C-HR
We bond with Toyota’s latest crossover arrival, the subcompact, front-wheel-drive-only C-HR. It arrives as an entry-level model to battle the Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, Kia Niro, Chevrolet Trax, Hyundai Kona, Nissan Kicks, Jeep Renegade, and the Ford EcoSport
Why a universal basic income is a terrible idea
A "universal basic income" is often promoted as a solution for inequality, but it would actually make things worse, writes Labor MP for Fenner and Shadow Assistant Treasurer Andrew Leigh.
A basic introduction to the Kabbalah
It is important to realize that the Kabbalah is more about losing ourselves than about finding, becoming more other-centered and less ego-centered. The literal translation of the word Kabbalah is 'that which is received.'
Munger retires after 20 years as Duluth judge
When Mark Munger won the election for a rare open seat on the 6th Judicial District bench in 1998, he didn't come in with great aspirations of public service.As a trial lawyer of 18 years, Munger had primarily represented plaintiffs in civil lawsuits. He also had 14 years of municipal law and criminal...
Commentary: Why legendary economists liked universal basic income
Is socialism on the march in the U.S., as President Donald Trump warned in the State of the Union address this month? Hardly, but some recent proposals undoubtedly raised the
Why Universal Basic Income Won’t Work
After I listened to this short clip on the Wall Street Journal’s website over the weekend, I felt compelled to write a short article around Universal Basic Income because I think it is a topic that…
Why providing everyone with a basic income is a terrible idea
Schemes for giving everyone a guaranteed income are gaining momentum in Silicon Valley and throughout Western Europe. It’s a great idea, until you look closely.
What Problem Is Universal Basic Income Really Trying to Solve?
Too often, UBI is sold as both insurance against robots stealing all of our jobs and a form of Sunday night never-work-again wish fulfillment.
D&C editor: How subscribing digitally strengthens local journalism
The editor of The New York Times predicts most local newspapers will "die in the next five years." A scary proposition for our democracy.
D&C’s Karen Magnuson steps down after 18 years as top editor
Editor Karen Magnuson voluntarily accepted an early retirement package from Gannett Co. Inc. Her last day at the Democrat and Chronicle is Jan. 2.
Lessons from the Practice of Basic Income
Brancaglione sees the provision of basic income as a duty of goverments, those who have control of a territory and its inhabitants.
Taxes 101: Introduction to Income & Property Taxes
What are the basic economics of a guaranteed income?
Guaranteed or basic income is a hot topic – this is how it could work, and the impact it might have.
Letters to the editor: Readers debate WLEX 18 decision to part ways with Lee Cruse
Letters to the Editor: Readers debate decision by WLEX 18 to part ways with anchor Lee Cruse.
Why Universal Basic Income Is Not the Solution We Think It Is
The racial wealth gap is real. But a guaranteed income is not going to fix it.
Universal basic income programs and their dirty little secrets
For progressives, a basic universal income is a mechanism for redistributing money. It’s based on the idea that everyone is entitled to an income, whether they’re willing to work for it or not.
Stockton’s Universal Basic Income experiment is doomed to fail. Here’s why
UBI has been tested elsewhere — and we should pay attention to the results of those experiments.