Canada is planning to give people free money just for being citizens

March 9, 2016 by  
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Officials from the Canadian province of Ontario just announced plans to implement a universal basic income experiment in which residents of Ontario would be provided with unconditional cash payments just for being citizens. While details remain sparse, the finance ministry of Ontario has released a report that confirms the province’s plans to pursue a basic income policy. In a budget statement, the provincial government said that “as Ontario’s economy grows, the government remains committed to leaving no one behind.” As advancing automation and income inequality squeeze working people in Ontario and elsewhere, a basic income could provide stability on which to build a better life. Read the rest of Canada is planning to give people free money just for being citizens

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Dutch city to hand out free basic income in new social experiment

June 29, 2015 by  
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If your government gave you enough money every month to cover your bills, would you stay home and watch Orange is the New Black all day, or go out into the world and do meaningful things? This is the question behind a new social experiment in The Netherlands. Utrecht authorities are teaming up with the University College Utrecht to give people living on welfare a basic income. For nothing. Free money, no questions asked. They will then track recipients to determine whether a welfare system with no rules results in a happier, more productive society. Read the rest of Dutch city to hand out free basic income in new social experiment Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Basic Income , dutch , Dutch City Basic Income , Dutch City free money , free money , social experiment , the netherlands , University College Utrecht , urban experiment , utrecht

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Bill Gates invests $2 billion in renewable energy

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Bill Gates has announced plans to invest another $2 billion in renewable energy technology to help the fight against climate change . At the same time, the philanthropist emphasized he will not join a movement spearheaded by 350.org to divest from fossil fuel companies emitting the bulk of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Rather than divest, Gates says he will double renewable energy investments over the next five years. Read the rest of Bill Gates invests $2 billion in renewable energy Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 350.org , bill gates , divest from fossil fuels , eco design , fossil fuel divestment , green design , renewable energy , stanford university divesting , sustainable design , the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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