The future might be more equal if we can create a new unit of value and exchange, and have a floor that no one falls under. Sounds dreamy, even impossible? Martin Kirk and Andy Milenius argue that this possible today: UBI is a progressive idea whose time may be coming, but the devil is in … Continue reading Universal Basic Income Plus Blockchain = Equality?
This is an excellent contribution to understanding the role of assets in addressing inequality. The Institute for the Future has produced a Universal Basic Assets (UBA) framework and manifesto, we focus on three broad classes of assets: Private assets include money, land, and housing. Public assets refer to infrastructure and services like education, health, and public utilities. … Continue reading Universal Basic Assets: A manifesto for a more equitable future
I support a Basic Income Grant. However, it is not without problems. Yogi Acharya and A.J. Withers from the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty raise issues of exclusion of immigrants. The article is emotive, but has a good evidence base. Proponents of basic income argue it will be a force for social justice. However, as … Continue reading Basic Income and Immigrants
This discussion on Product Hunt on gender equality in tech has me reading and asking lots of questions. Click to read.
From the World Bank: The World Bank is pleased to release the 2017 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals. With over 150 maps and data visualizations, the new publication charts the progress societies are making towards the 17 SDGs. The Atlas is part of the World Development Indicators (WDI) family of products that offer high-quality, cross-country … Continue reading World Bank Releases 2017 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals
R60bn Constitutional Court case against banks Applicants want criminal investigation into bank executives By Ciaran Ryan 16 August 2017 Photo of bank ATM South Africa’s big banks are being taken to the Constitutional Court over home repossessions. Photo: Ashraf Hendricks More than 225 applicants, mostly from Gauteng townships, have launched a suit in the Constitutional … Continue reading R60bn Constitutional Court case against banks