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So, let’s go:
There’s a large Reddit community discussing the universal basic income: http://www.reddit.com/r/BasicIncome/
A Singularity University talk about a good study made in India with hugely positive results:
There’s also an article about the study mentioned in the video above: http://isa-global-dialogue.net/indias-great-experiment-the-transformative-potential-of-basic-income-grants/
Khannea SunTzu’s aggregation page on scoop.it about “Arguments for basic income”:
- And here’s a quote from me from the old Social Future Forum:
What’s a basic income? Here’s an article that is a pretty decent introduction to the concept:
It mentions the negative income tax as version of the basic income
alongside the universal basic income (UBI), which I think is the
actually real thing.
The article also mentions that businesses
should be taxed in order to finance the basic income. This makes a lot
of sense, since businesses will still exist in the future, even if most
jobs will have been automated. Trying to make a basic income work on
income taxes is very short sighted. Other financing schemes exist, like
increasing value added tax dramatically, or even using land value
taxation, but they are not discussed in the Huffington Post article.