Arbejde, work og labour

Af Michael Husen. Da den engelske professor Guy Standing gæstede dagbladet Information ved et debatmøde i februar 2016 talte han for, at arbejderbevægelsen og de […]

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  • UNITED STATES: Ex-CIA officer Bryan Wright proposes data mining royalties 27. maj 2016
    Former CIA officer Bryan Dean Wright says that the “smart spies” all recognized that, within the lifetimes, many would be “out of a job, too old to re-train, or struggling in a ‘shared economy'” due to automation. In an article in Congress Blog, the “forum for lawmakers and policy professionals” at The Hill, Wright describes […]
    Kate McFarland
  • Joel Anderson, “Money For Nothing and Your Checks for Free” 26. maj 2016
    In a piece published in Equites, business writer Joel Anderson analyzes how a UBI might be feasible — “in three acts.” Anderson begins (in “act one”) by asking why it is desirable to adopt a basic income. In answering this question, he highlights the potential of a UBI to enhance the bargaining power of workers. When people […]
    Kate McFarland
  • Chris Weller, “Giving people free money could be the only solution when robots finally take our jobs” 26. maj 2016
    In recent months, Basic Income News has covered multiple articles that explore basic income as a solution to the unemployment expected to result due to further automation of labor. (See, for example, here, here, and here.) Meanwhile, events of just the past few days prove that worries about automation are not going away any time soon: Foxconn (a supplier […]
    Kate McFarland
  • CANADA: Interview with Evelyn Forget and Danielle Martin 25. maj 2016
    Basic income has been a topic of serious discussion in Canada this year, with Ontario preparing to trial a basic income, and Nova Scotia and Manitoba also earnestly debating the idea. Among its most prominent advocates are Dr. Evelyn Forget, an economist at the University of Manitoba noted for her analysis of the data from the Mincome […]
    Kate McFarland
  • UNITED STATES: Economist Ed Dolan recommends UBI as a solution to anger over free trade 25. maj 2016
    During the US presidential race, it has become abundantly clear that voters from both ends of the political spectrum are angry about free trade. In a blog post for EconoMonitor, accomplished economist Ed Dolan argues that protectionism is not the answer to Americans’ worries about trade. Instead, Dolan recommends two solutions to assist displaced workers while also building […]
    Kate McFarland
  • AUDIO: Rutger Bregman on Tommmy Schnurmacher Show 24. maj 2016
    Rutger Bregman, author of Utopia for Realists: The Case for a Universal Basic Income, Open Borders, and a 15-Hour Workweek, was featured on the Tommy Schnurmacher Show, a popular Canadian talk show, on April 28, 2016. Listen to the interview here. Image Credit: Bond van Nederlandse Architecten (flickr) The post AUDIO: Rutger Bregman on Tommmy […]
    Kate McFarland
  • New Book on Basic Income in Australia and New Zealand 23. maj 2016
    Basic Income in Australia and New Zealand, a collection of 10 essays, is the latest addition to Palgrave Macmillan’s “Exploring the Basic Income Guarantee” series. From the publisher’s description: “This book is the first collective volume of its kind to ask whether a basic income offers a viable solution to the income support systems in […]
    Kate McFarland
  • Jon Evans, “We should be worried about job atomization, not job automation.” 22. maj 2016
    This article, recently featured in Tech Crunch, tells readers that the real problem is not robots stealing their jobs (which he thinks should be celebrated) but actually that full-time jobs are assumed to be the fundamental economic mechanism of our society and that we do not have the flexibility and creativity to consider alternative structures. […]
    Jenna van Draanen
  • Europe: 64% of People in Favour of Basic Income, Poll Finds 22. maj 2016
    How much mainstream has basic income become? Well, quite a lot according to a new EU-wide survey. The post Europe: 64% of People in Favour of Basic Income, Poll Finds appeared first on BIEN.
    Stanislas Jourdan
  • ARGENTINA: The future of employment and basic income: at the IDEA Annual Conference 22. maj 2016
    Santiago Bilinkis, at The Future of Employment IDEA Annual Conference   Although the event happened on the 22nd of October 2015, it is still relevant to take note of Santiago Bilinkis‘ presentation on technological innovation and its effect on the work market. According to Bilinkis, an economist specialized in technological issues and consequences for society, […]
    Andre Coelho