Category Archives Basic Income

Budget Wallet

The Australian National University [Crawford School of Public Policy - ANU College of Asia & the Pacific] staged a seminar on Monday 19th March 2018 to present work in progress on the design, distributional effects and fiscal cost of a basic income (BI) scheme building on the proposals for a guaranteed minimum income for Australia by the Henderson Poverty Inquiry in 1976. A…

I think that there’s a pretty good chance we end up with a universal basic income, or something like that, due to automation. I’m not sure what else one would do?

Elon Musk

Certainly a growing and contentious policy debate on the role and purpose of autonomous robots in the "workplace". The potential of existential challenges to what we understand the "middle-class" to be [ in the context of a 20th Century definition of a  "labour-force], coupled with genuine and profound advances in autonomous and now artificial intelligence, gives one a moment [at…