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History of basic income

The idea of an unconditional basic income has three historical roots. The idea of a minimum income first appeared at the beginning of the 16th century. The idea of an unconditional one-off grant first appeared at the end of the 18th century. And the two were combined for the first time to form the idea of an unconditional basic income

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Universal Basic Income Europe, “A Brief History of Basic Income Ideas”

[Josh Martin] Universal Basic Income Europe (UBIE) provides an extensive overview of basic income ideas throughout history.  Beginning with Thomas More in the 16th century, UBIE methodically and chronologically adds entries all the way into the 21st century. Universal Basic Income Europe, “A Brief History of Basic Income Ideas”,, 2014.

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Help make history: Create the largest basic income pilot yet

Dear friends, The basic income movement is picking up momentum at an enormous rate, but even with past and present trials, many are still looking for further evidence of what would happen if a guaranteed income were provided over the long-term. So we’re planning to run what will likely be the largest long-term pilot of a basic income ever, and

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The 2019 World Development Report from the World Bank calls for a New Social Contract, and Universal Basic Income Could be Part of It

Photo Credit: CC(Cindy Woods) The last world development report from the World Bank is out. It investigates the changing nature of work and suggests what governments could and should do to address the phenomenon. Among the proposals there is the enhancement of social protection, to a degree disjoining it from formal wage employment, considering Universal Basic Income (UBI) as one of

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