Amplifying the call for a universal basic income, a United Nations expert has presented a report describing the idea as “a bold and imaginative solution” at a time of growing economic insecurity.
The UN’s appeal to assist people in north-east Nigeria is too late to avert a disaster eight years in the making
JOHANNESBURG — The World Food Program is sounding the alarm over a severe funding shortfall in Nigeria that could endanger the lives of 4.7 million people affected by hunger in the nation’s volatile northeast. The U.N. agency has received just under […]
by Paul Buchheit This post first appeared on CommonDreams.org. The jobs reports would have us believe our rebound from the recession is almost complete. The reality is very different, and The Economist has some fancy words for it: “Job polarisation,” where middle-skill jobs […]
As people across the country scramble to file their taxes before Tuesday’s deadline, a majority will be doing so under the belief that the system they are adhering to is fundamentally unfair. More Americans than not now state that neither […]
by Vili Lehdonvirta, University of Oxford Platforms like eBay, Uber, Airbnb, and Freelancer are thriving, growing the digital economy and disrupting existing business. The question is how to ensure that the transformations they entail have a positive impact on society. Here, […]
United Nations and international aid agencies warn the chances are growing for mass deaths from starvation in the Horn of Africa, Yemen, Nigeria, and South Sudan. Lack of money is pushing the humanitarian crisis ever closer.
by Chuck Collins This post originally appeared at Yes! Magazine. With national policy likely to compound the income and wealth gap in the coming years, states and localities are fighting back. Across the country, local jurisdictions aren’t waiting for federal action […]
Obamacare is more popular than ever, according to a new poll. Fifty-five percent of Americans now support the Affordable Care Act (ACA), according to Gallup’s latest polling. This represents a major turnaround from five months ago, when 42% approved and […]
Late Monday, Vice President Mike Pence and other White House officials proposed a harsher healthcare law to the far-right Congressional Freedom Caucus, in an attempt to garner their support for a new bill.