Fundamental shifts in the world of work are eroding traditional social safety nets. Could a universal basic income be the solution?
MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were eight time-bound goals providing concrete, numerical benchmarks for tackling extreme poverty in its many dimensions.
The MDGs included goals and targets on income poverty, hunger, maternal and child mortality, disease, inadequate shelter, gender inequality, environmental degradation and the Global Partnership for Development.
Adopted by world leaders in the year 2000 with the attention of being achieved by 2015, the MDGs were both global and local, tailored by each country to suit specific development needs.
The eight MDGs below in turn broke down into 21 quantifiable targets that are measured by 60 indicators.
This evolving paper examines progress in achieving SDG 4. Quality Education
In late 2016 young changemakers around the world united for the Global Goals.
Please see below selected recent intelligence about money.
- On a venture capital firm’s experiment with basic income. “Y Combinator’s pilot experiment will give about 100 families a minimum wage. The city was chosen for its social and economic diversity, alongside concentrated wealth and inequality—a good starting point for the US at large.
This is a work in progress...
What is The Commons?
As explained in Jeremy Rifkin's website for The Zero Marginal Cost Society, the emerging Internet of Things is speeding us to an era of nearly free goods and services, precipitating the meteoric rise of a global "Collaborative Commons" and the eclipse of capitalism. Rifkin expanded on these ideas at the RSA in April 2014 (see video).
Half a century since Dr King spoke, and still as powerful and relevant as ever...
Meanwhile, in a unique tribute programme from the BBC, global figures celebrated the legacy of Dr King by reading the words of "I Have a Dream".
"Equality," I spoke the word, As if a wedding vow, Ah, but I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now - from My Back Pages, Bob Dylan http://www.bobdylan.com/songs/my-back-pages
According to UNESCO, 793m adults – most of them girls and women - are illiterate. A further 67m children of primary school age are not in primary school and 72m adolescents of lower secondary school age are also missing out their right to an education.