Universal Basic Income agreed by Albert Wenger, Venture Capitalist. Twitter & Tumblr Investor.One way to think about a basic income is as follows: it removes a currently binding constraint on time optimization for many individuals allowing them to escape a local minimum – that in turn lets the economy as a whole adjust much faster (and with far less pain).
Universal Basic Income agreed by Food Banks Canada, Organization in CanadaThe time has come for the provinces and territories to dismantle what has become an understaffed, stressed, and ineffective bureaucratic system that hurts more than it helps. There exist several viable models for a basic income – administered through the tax system – that would eliminate the bureaucracy, the intrusiveness, and the stigma associated with welfare. Our recommendations include this si... See More
Universal Basic Income agreed by Richard Murphy, Professor of Practice in International Political EconomyBut best of all, the suggestion is cost neutral, fair, cheap to administer and will always mean work pays fairly. Those are goals all political parties say they share. That is why a basic income should appeal to everyone.
Universal Basic Income agreed by Björn Wahlroos, One of Richest Men in Finland and Supporter of Free MarketsWe'll have to develop – and develop ourselves towards – a society where it'll be possible to guarantee the income level and well-being of people without ravaging the labour markets. And the solution will be a basic income scheme – be it this one or another one
Universal Basic Income disagreed by Tyler Cowen, Professor of Economics, George Mason University & author of Average is Over"Let’s send a check to everyone" is an appealing idea, but I've come around to the view that doing so would do more harm than good. [...] It eventually would choke off immigration to the U.S. Voters don't like sending money to immigrants.
Universal Basic Income agreed by Enrique Dans, Professor of Innovation at IE Business School and bloggerUtopia? Not at all. We need to advance the discussion and make politicians understand that it is the only way forward. And if we don’t move forward, we’re going to end up in a place none of us is going to like.
Universal Basic Income agreed by Andrew Little, Labor Party Leader in New ZealandWe are keen to have that debate about whether the time has arrived for us to have a system that is seamless, easy to pass through, [with a] guaranteed basic income and [where] you can move in and out of work on a regular basis.
Universal Basic Income agreed by Gotz Werner, Founder of Dm-drogerie Markt (Germany's Walgreens)There has always been someone who put trust in me and said: Mr. Werner, show us what you can do. Exactly the same way the basic income says: We grant you so that you can live humbly but with dignity, and now you can show us what you can do.
Universal Basic Income agreed by Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development in CanadaI think it’s the principles behind the idea [of a guaranteed income] that matter. These principles are greater simplicity for the government, greater transparency on the part of families and greater equity for everyone
Universal Basic Income agreed by Willem Buiter, Citi's Chief EconomistUse the tax-transfer mechanism (e.g. through a guaranteed minimum income for all, or an ambitious negative income tax, public funding of health care and long-term care etc.) to support those left behind by technological advances.
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