Tuesday, May 22, 2018

people keep working even with universal basic income: study

https://futurism.com/basic-income-part-time-work/

"The study examines the impact of the Alaska Permanent Fund, a $61-billion communal resource backed by oil, which has been running for more than 35 years. It is currently the closest thing to a UBI in the U.S. Researchers at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy analyzed the economic effect of the annual cash payments made to Alaskan residents, which have recently totaled around $2,000 per person.
The researchers found that not only did employment not decrease, but the number of people in part-time work actually increased by a significant 17 percent. And, while overall employment was reduced in fields like manufacturing and oil, it remained steady in fields like construction, education, and healthcare."

People want upward mobility, not the ability to sit on their asses all day.  

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Canadian basic income test working so far

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2018/02/24/from-barely-surviving-to-thriving-ontario-basic-income-recipients-report-less-stress-better-health.html

"The three-year pilot project, which began last summer, is testing whether no-strings-attached cash support can boost health, education and housing for people living in poverty."

This short article lists 3 people that are better off thanks to the program.  I suppose you might find a person in there who's blowing his $ on hookers and beer, but then that person could just be removed from the program, eh.