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#UBI is becoming increasingly popular. You can explain it in a tweet or on the back of a postage stamp.
What could go wrong? Nothing so obviously beneficial could have a downside, right? You just give money to people who need it. It's fair, it's equitable, it's anti-poverty.
It solves a problem of not enough money. But it's the wrong solution. The problem is a distribution problem. Regressive taxation, laws that favour rentier wealth extraction, capital over labour, de-funding and privatising public services, remove wealth from the lower percentiles. Image
If you give everyone a small amount of money you do not solve a money shortage problem, you feed a distribution problem.
Even those well intentioned, well motivated self employed types to whom the UBI appeals so much will find that the reality does not live up to the dream. Image
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Give everyone N95s to deal with poor air quality from wildfires, & reduce Covid infections. Reinstate mask mandates in healthcare settings. Quickly transition away from fossil fuels. Plant lots of trees & hemp. End poverty with a substantial UBI, & provide good healthcare to all.
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Lots of moving parts in this thread but I hope people will find it useful in understanding the #4IR, or Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Israel is at the nexus. Everything from #Covid, to the war in #Ukraine, to infrastructural sabotage like the #Nordstream act as delivery systems.
Most people understand there is more going on than what the #Zionist controlled news tells us. Stemming from long before Nixon and Chabad puppet Heinz Kissinger took the US off the gold standard, but that was a pivotal moment in transforming the US into an Israeli vassal state. Image
Just as 9/11 was a false flag pretext to usher in a surveillance state under the Patriot Act, Covid-19 and insidious forms of irregular warfare are being used to facilitate the planned demolition of the United States. And yes, it is indeed (((them))).
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In their own words…

‘As of December 2022, all G7 economies have now moved into the development stage of a #CBDC.’ 🤡

#ProjectCedar #WEF
#BankCollapse #EO14067
#Biden #SVB

Central Bank Digital Currency Tracker - Atlantic Council…
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Remarkably good economics from @BBCNewsnight Ben Chu. My view is that on the revenue side, the policies should include 1) freezing personal allowances, 2) raising the 45% tax rate to 50% and reduce the level at which it is paid from £150K to £100K,
3) merging income & capital gains tax to income tax allowances and rates, 4) removing #NonDom status, 5) promising immediate action to identify beneficial ownership of UK assets, 6) setup Committees to consider the benefits of #UBI & #WealthTax ,and
7) announce that @hmtreasury will support more transparency & coordination in UK policymaking.
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1. The WEF is a key proponent of a UBI. Just as COVID pandemic was beginning they released an article titled: "Universal basic income is the answer to the inequalities exposed by COVID-19" in which they forecasted an economic depression.…
2. They wrote: "It is time to add a key element to the policy packages that governments are introducing, Universal Basic Income (UBI). It is needed to get out of this yawning pit."
3. And "A new social contract needs to emerge from this crisis that rebalances the deep inequalities that are prevalent across societies."

They said that the alternative to not having UBI is more dangerous like rising social unrest, conflict and unmanageable mass migration.
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'Money for everything? Universal basic income in a crisis'.

This paper explores universal basic income (#UBI) in relation to crisis, from #COVID19 to techno-economic disruptions to work and prospective post-capitalist transition.…
Critical debates around automation, wage labour and post-work are brought into conversation with emerging trends in urban political economy around foundational infrastructure, smart cities and platform capitalism.
To deliver on the promise of UBI, it's argued that more radical structural interventions in capitalist asset ownership & property relations, alongside democratized state investment in technological development, UBI & infrastructure, are necessary counterparts to a sufficient UBI.
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1. Beendigung der Armut;
2. Beseitigung der eklatanten Ungleichheit;
3. Ermächtigung (Empowerment) der Frauen;
4. Aufbau eines für Menschen und Ökosysteme gesunden Nahrungsmittelsystems;
5. Übergang zum Einsatz sauberer Energien.
Wenn die bereist eingeleitete Energiewende historische Ungerechtigkeiten perpetuiert und die Kluft zwischen Arm und Reich vergrößert, wird sie auf die Gesellschaften einen destabilisierenden Effekt haben.
Interessant der Begriff #UBI oder #BGE war #Earth4All wohl zu gefährlich. Sie schreiben "Aus diesem Grund haben wir Bürgerfonds zur Verteilung einer allgemeinen Grunddividende (Universal Basic Dividend, #UBD) vorgeschlagen"
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Tony Blair Institute's Tech Policy Fellowship is apparently developing public policy recommendations for Universal Basic Income based on the Central Bank Digital Currency for some reason.

#CBDC #SocialCredit #UBI #NetZero #BuildBackBetter #GreatReset #DigitalFeudalism #fascism
'New capabilities such as programmability, composability and tokenisation ... can be built on top of #CBDCs, fast payment systems and associated data architectures'

Translation: 'We want the peasants to use money that we can rig and control'

On August 23, 2019, while addressing the Federal Reserve Symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming ...…
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#BREAKING We are seeing exciting things for #RankedChoiceVoting, the labor movement, & ballot initiatives!! Thread of #DownBallotProgressives & causes #NotMeUs🔹 + some w/
🌻 @GreenPartyUS #MedicareForAll #UnionStrong #1u
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.@CallForCongress🔹is running for #WA02 8/2/22 against @RepRickLarsen🔹! He ran a great campaign ‘20 so let’s pick up this seat this time! #NotMeUs #MedicareForAll

We, @TheRagtagBand stand behind @WholeWashington in efforts for #MedicareForAll in Washington & #ThroughTheStates! @RedBeretsM4All is fundraising for this initiative! #YesOn1471

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If you say "Just jump through this hoop to get this," no matter how easy you think it is, there will be people you really think need and deserve the reward who won't succeed, and may not even try. Just give everyone what you think some need, and tax it back from those who dont.
A frustratingly common response to #UBI is why provide it to the rich instead of picking some line like $150k and excluding those above that line? The answer is because that will end up excluding *MANY* of those earning under $12k who can't afford to prove they don't earn $150k.
Stop worrying so much about Bezos getting an extra $12k. It means nothing to him. It means nothing to the economy if he gets it. Focus on ways of effectively increasing his taxes more than $12k so he isn't a net recipient. There are lots of ways to do this.

Pick at least one.
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A hot take that shouldn’t be a hot take:

Simply raising the #OW and #ODSP rates isn’t good enough.
Some thoughts:
1) If raising the rates is an interim measure towards a #UBI #GLBI, fine. But #OW and #ODSP are riddled with barriers and were not meant to create a living wage.
What do I mean? Well the #OW Act of 1997 defines ‘assistance’ as “life stabilization assistance and basic financial assistance” - no matter how you look at it, stabilization =/= thriving, living, equitable. It’s an interim fix to a structural failure.
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#BREAKING We are seeing exciting things for #RankedChoiceVoting, the labor movement, & ballot initiatives!! Thread of #DownBallotProgressives & causes #NotMeUs🔹 + some w/
🌻 @GreenPartyUS #MedicareForAll #UnionStrong #1u
Follow @TheRagtagBand
.@CallForCongress🔹is running for #WA02 8/2/22 against @RepRickLarsen🔹! He ran a great campaign ‘20 so let’s pick up this seat this time! #NotMeUs #MedicareForAll

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We, @TheRagtagBand stand behind @WholeWashington in efforts for #MedicareForAll in Washington and #ThroughTheStates! @RedBeretsM4All is fundraising for the ballot initiative!

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1. The Australian Greens deserve real credit for putting forward a bold and pragmatic anti-poverty policy like the #LiveableIncomeGuarantee #BasicIncome #UBI #AusPol2022…
2. @JohnQuiggin writes: 'The policy would increase all income support payments – for those looking for work, studying full-time or unable to work because of age, disability or caring responsibilities' #BasicIncome #UBI…
3. The payment satisfies several of the criteria people often associate with #BasicIncome. 1. Adequacy - the base payment is pegged to the Henderson Poverty Line. 2. Efficiency - 10 welfare payments are consolidated around one base rate.…
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🗣️At 11:30 am (PST) we'll discuss LA's groundbreaking new guaranteed income program with supervisors @HollyJMitchell & @SheilaKuehl, Dr. Bob Ross of @CalEndow, @staciawestphd and Carrie Miller of LA's Poverty Alleviation Initiative. Join us via FB Live:
Welcome to today's briefing, "Groundbreaking Guaranteed Income Program to Provide LA County Residents Financial Room to 'Breathe'" You can follow the convo here @EthnicMediaSvc and via FB Live
You can learn more about LA County's "Breathe" program here:
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Looking forward to what should be an interesting conversation on the impact #UniversalBasicIncome could have on how we may rethink the world of work - and, in particular, the work done by 🚺 #LondonMetResearch
Dr @JessieJWL opens her presentation nothing that #UBI is still very much a "hot topic" amongst policymakers, particularly on its effectiveness on improving women's working lives #LondonMetResearch
Bustillos defines #UBI as "a regular cash income paid to all on an individual basis, without means test or work recruitment". Also notes it has been called a "citizen's wage", "existence income" or "guaranteed universal subsidy" #LondonMetResearch
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The Welsh Government has announced its pilot of Basic Income (notice they have dropped the "universal").

It is hard to know whether to be pleased or disappointed with this.

Let's take a look:


#UBI #UniversalBasicIncome
So shortly after the Senedd election the Welsh Government announced they would be conducting a pilot of UBI.

In principle this is very exciting. UBI has the potential to tackle some of the massive issues we face (and will soon face) in Wales and the wider UK.
Essentially, the idea of UBI is that every adult in a country receives a set amount of money from the government, with no conditions attached, regardless of their individual resources.
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I’ve been talking about this a long time before finding this #Buckyquote yesterday. With our existing technology, a fraction of our cumulative available man-hours could feed, clothe and house the entire world in conditions our ancestors would have called luxurious. #RainingSoup
Robert Heinlein was fond of saying “It’s raining soup! Grab a bucket!” We live in a world of plenty… but buckets are being issued to only a few. Everyone else can only catch the drops in their mouths. Now the bucket holders want to ban most of us from looking up. (2
The only thing keeping us from living in a veritable paradise is greed. Having enough for all is not sufficient. Some people aren’t happy unless they have far more than everyone else. They would rather see the soup fall on the ground than let someone else have any. (3
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P**erty is an unecessary disease we have created ..
The whole premise of eliminating it is to make sure people are not spending time worrying about it , 24 X 7
I would never wish it on any one , The constant fear is unecessary .
Also The solution to it is not a life on private jet and yacth ,
Any situation where you worry about the necessities of life because you dont have $$ is a state of p**erty and its not gonna go away by buying luxury products or experiences.
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🧵 The final #BasicIncomeConversation Research Network Seminar with @MichaelMarmot, @ProfKEPickett and @MTJohnsonUBI is well worth a watch.

It's now up on YouTube to watch back. Take a look at the potential health impacts of #BasicIncome 👇 1/7
Sir Michael Marmot started off talking about life expectancy. Work in the Americas showed life expectancy increase with the average income per person. But that this wasn't the case in the USA. It's not just about money above a threshold, it's what you can do with the money. 2/7
He talked about cash transfers & evidence that generally giving poor people money is good for their health. But that cash transfers (and some "basic income" pilots) differ from #BasicIncome as money comes with conditions or is paid to a target group rather than universally. 3/7
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On November 9-10, @StanfordHAI will host a major conference on Policy and AI. It will feature Four Radical Proposals for Better Society.

Here's an interview with @DanHo1 and me discussing the conference:…
@StanfordHAI @DanHo1 The Four Radical Proposals we will feature are:

1. Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang: Universal Basic Income to Offset Job Losses Due to Automation…
@StanfordHAI @DanHo1 2. Divya Siddarth, Microsoft Associate Political Economist and Social Technologist: Data Cooperatives Could Give Us More Power Over Our Data…
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#USA 🇺🇸

“All politics is tribal,” says @AndrewYang to @gerardtbaker
in this @MilkenInstitute #MIGlobal session on “The Future of Political Parties.” And it’s time to go beyond two tribes…

Watch 👉… ImageImageImageImage
#USA 🇺🇸🗳 A #TwitterPoll sparked by this ⬆️ @MilkenInstitute #MIGlobal panel discussion.

So, tell me: are you Team #WholeFoods @WholeFoods or Team #CrackerBarrel @CrackerBarrel? Or have no idea what this Tweet is all about.
#USA 🇺🇸🗳

“Voters don’t vote based on white papers,” says @AndrewYang in underscoring that appeals to “tribal” interests trump policy papers and positions. #sadreality

@MilkenInstitute #MIGlobal Image
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He @Booker4KY, want any ammo to go after @RandPaul for stuff that's useless? Because this can help.
I mean from a Self-declared "#Libertarian", who seriously isn't he's #SocialConservative at best, it's not hard to dig up dirt on @RandPaul of his Voting Records. Like the 2016 Tax Bill that gave more money to the #Rich, Supports Banning #Abortion (which isn't Libertarian),...
Opposes #LGBTQIA Rights like Same Sex Marriage & wanted it to be banned, Rand is inconsistent on #MilitarySpending of sometimes leaning to not for it or for it in offensive wars (which many Libertarians call that out & believe in Defense of a Direct Threat of an Attack)...
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