Fundamental shifts in the world of work are eroding traditional social safety nets. Could a universal basic income be the solution?
This evolving report examines what basic income-related trends might lie ahead. Please contact us with any questions.
WHY SHOULD YOU CARE?
An economics professor in 2016 addressed the cost of and how to pay for basic income.
WHAT TRENDS ARE WE SEEING?
After five months, and 433 pages, in October 2016 the French Senate reportedly recommended going forward with a three year basic income experiment for up to 30,000 citizens.
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.
Does Bitcoin herald a revolution in how we will create, exchange and spend money? Launched in 2009 by an anonymous developer, Bitcoin saw a c.1300% spike in value since the beginning of 2013, before recent steep falls suggested it might be a bubble. The Atlantic noted that starting your own currency is "not as complicated as it sounds.