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Silicon Valley VC to unite liberals and conservatives over basic income

Sam Altman, the president of Silicon Valley's most prestigious startup accelerator, Y Combinator, is one of the leading voices in Silicon Valley calling for a radical economic idea called basic income. The idea is meant to lift people from poverty by affording them a supplemental, no-strings-attached income on a regular basis. Many proponents have given their

Why Are Corporate Leaders Pushing Hard for Some Form of Basic Income?

Why did Mark Zuckerberg call for a serious exploration of Universal Basic Income in his Harvard University Commencement Address this past summer, while Elon Musk has pushed for the idea at the World Government Summit in Dubai? Universal Basic Income (UBI) would mean a monthly check to every adult in the country that would serve

This Kenyan village is a laboratory for the biggest basic income experiment ever

Jacklin Okotch Osodo, age 29, lives in a small hut with her son and daughter in a tiny village on the southwestern edge of Kenya. Their home is part of a larger compound centered on her husband’s father and his four wives. She is expecting her third child very soon. Her husband lives in Nairobi,

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