What new services might open in a community when the people who live there have a secure economic base? What types of jobs are created when individuals have increased bargaining power? What types of governance processes emerge when individuals all receive the same support? This report examines how a healthy communities lens can address unanswered questions about UBI. This white paper provides a summary of the discussions that occurred at the workshop and offers several findings that we hope can inform future basic income projects.
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Stanford philosopher Juliana Bidadanure is leading an initiative focused on fostering discussions about universal basic income and analyzing previous and ongoing unconditional cash experiments across the world. As officials in several U. The Stanford Basic Income Lab, founded by philosophy professor Juliana Bidadanure, aims to foster discussions about various aspects of universal basic income and to gather and analyze a growing body of research on UBI experiments in countries across the world. Image credit: Getty Images. Universal basic income, or UBI, refers to a range of programs in which members of a community receive a regular sum of money from the government or a private entity with no strings attached. Tech leaders Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg, political scientist Charles Murray and other scholars have suggested the idea as a way to address the loss of jobs from rapid advances in artificial intelligence and automation as well as the general rising income inequality in the United States. Several American cities, including Stockton and Santa Monica in California, are already conducting or about to start their own basic income pilots.
Stanford scholar Jennifer Burns , a research fellow at the Hoover Institution and an associate professor of history in the Stanford School of Humanities and Sciences, says such a program could help protect workers who hit rock bottom in an age of technological disruption. A basic income — also called basic income guarantee, universal basic income or basic living stipend — is a program in which citizens of a country receive a regular sum of money from the government. Tech leaders Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg have floated the idea, and the city of Chicago is considering such a proposal as a way to reduce the disruptions of automation in the workforce. Jennifer Burns, associate professor of history, says a universal basic income program could help protect workers who have hit rock bottom. Image credit: Courtesy Jennifer Burns.
Every day, there is news about industry automation, AI development, and mechanization. The amount of jobs previously occupied by humans is gradually decreasing due to robotics reaching new heights constantly; machines are capable of performing all kinds of duties faster and more efficiently. Even though the day when robots will take all of our jobs seems to be yet far away, the amount of professions successfully learned by robots is tremendous: from drivers to writers, and this amount is only increasing.