Mayor of Stockton, Calif., Discusses Universal Basic Income Program Results
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Outbreak reignites idea of universal basic income
This report from the PBS NewsHour details how the federal stimulus package, provided to many families during the coronavirus pandemic, has reignited the idea of universal basic income.
Universal Basic Income Explained - Free Money for Everybody?
In this animated explainer video from Kurzgesagt, they talk about what UBI is, isn't, and the impact of a Minimum Basic Income (MBI).
Poverty isn't a lack of character; it's a lack of cash | TED2017
Rutger Bregman, author of “Utopia for Realists” gives a TED Talk about the tenets and facts behind universal basic income.
Canada's forgotten universal basic income experiment
Universal basic income, during Covid-19, has gained fresh relevance. This BBC article talks about a successful Canadian pilot project of the idea that is almost four decades old.
One Year on Andrew Yang’s UBI: How a N.H. Family Spent Their $12,000
During Andrew Yang’s 2020 presidential campaign, he decided to fund a test case of universal basic income. NHPR reports on the results of one New Hampshire family's spending.
Pandemic speeds largest test yet of universal basic income
The British journal Nature reports on how economists in Spain are trying out a pilot program of universal basic income during the coronavirus pandemic.
Twitter CEO to Fund Universal Basic Income Experiment in These U.S. Cities
This article from Newsweek outlines the efforts from Jack Dorsey, the billionaire CEO of Twitter, who is currently underway with plans to donate $3 million to a group of mayors of more than a dozen U.S. cities to universal basic income pilot programs.
Who created this message?
- What kind of “text” is it?
- How similar or different is it to others of the same genre?
- What are the various elements (building blocks) that make up the whole?
What creative techniques are used to attract my attention?
- What do you notice (about the way the message is constructed)?
- What’s the emotional appeal?
- What makes it seem “real?”
- What's the emotional appeal? Persuasive devices used?
How might different people understand this message differently from me?
- How many other interpretations could there be?
- How could we hear about them?
- How can you explain the different responses?
What lifestyles, values, and points of view are represented in, or omitted from, this message?
- What type of person is the reader/watcher/listener invited to identify with?
- What ideas or perspectives are left out?
- How would you find what’s missing?
- What judgments or statements are made about how we treat other people?
Why is this message being sent?
- What's being sold in this message? What's being told?
- Who is served by or benefits from the message
– the public?
– private interests?
Should governments provide universal basic income?
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