More than 40 per cent of jobs could be wiped out in next 10 to 20 years, on par with what happened during the Great Recession.
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The cost of implementing a basic income program through government transfers would be significant -- but the indirect costs of poverty, for example, in increased use of health care, remedial education, crime, social programs and lost productivity, are immense.
British Columbia could soon be the second Canadian province to try out a basic income.
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"A basic income, no matter what."
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Finance Minister Bill Morneau says a basic income is not something the federal government is looking at.
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While the main output of the ongoing battle for the Conservative Party of Canada's leadership has been a deluge of candidates, a few interesting policies have also surfaced.
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But Elon Musk is looking further into the future than that.
And media attention might be screwing up the experiment anyway.
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Two pilot projects are on the way.
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The combination of four factors, globalization, outsourcing, automaton, and the increasing adaptation and use of artificial intelligence is taking a growing toll on the low-income and middle-class sections of the society in developed countries, which is prompting the debate for the introduction of universal basic income.
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The two-year trial begins.
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Elimination of poverty would have some very obvious and immediate benefits, but a Universal Basic Income would also have some more subtle - and yet, in my mind, very exciting - possible benefits: a universal basic income could enable the greatest unleashing of human potential ever seen.
P.E.I. becomes the second province to experiment with a guaranteed minimum income.