Horizon.NGO plans Decentralized Basic Income Services

Question: “How exactly does Horizon.NGO provide a basic income?”
Von Heinrichshorst: “Once Horizon’s financial reserve is big enough to guarantee all token holders a valuable payout for at least one year, we will start distributing the first Horizon basic income tokens.”
“The financial reserve will be fueled by strategic partnerships and sister projects. Over time, more basic income tokens will be distributed and the value of each token will increase.”

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Gallup Poll indicates almost half of Americans support Basic Income

The survey points to looming class warfare in America. Americans with college degrees; who are likely to be in the middle or upper class, oppose UBI. Those without college degrees; who are more likely to be working class, favor it.

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Basic Income Proposed in UK

“By borrowing around £200 billion ($280.25 billion) at historically low-interest rates the government could establish a fund; potentially able to pay itself back through economic growth engendered by investment in human capability from the fund,” the RSA claimed. The fund would be based upon the one already in operation in Norway, CNBC reported. That found is reportedly worth around $1 trillion (£700 billion) and was financed with oil revenues.

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Basic Income can add $2.5 Trillion to US Economy

Paying every citizen in the United States $1,000 a month would grow the economy by 12.56% in eight years, a report from a left-wing think tank called the Roosevelt Institute claims. That would certainly be better than the 1.6% U.S. GDP growth rate reported in 2016.

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Is Basic Income Good for your Health?

Tests in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh found that villagers who received basic income payments experienced better nutrition and a decrease in serious health problems.

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Basic Income Opponents Need Some Coherent Arguments

If basic income opponents wish to succeed they will need to come up with some good arguments and realistic alternatives. One reason I suppose they do not is that the whole concept of basic income is unsettling. The idea that people might be able to survive; and be happy, without work runs to counter to everything we have been taught.

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Would Basic Income Encourage or Discourage Work?

Our existing mechanism for wealth redistribution; jobs, is no longer working. The bottom 50% of Americans own just 12.8% of the wealth; as recently as 1970 they owned 20.8% research by economists Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez indic

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Is India Moving to Adopt Basic Income?

This is interesting and exciting news because a basic income experiment in India would be the largest adoption of a new welfare system; since the United States set up Social Security in the 1930s. Like American Social Security; Indian UBI would be a radical break with the past, and a new model for society.

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French Presidential Candidate Backs Basic Income

“According to all serious studies, there are hundreds of thousands of unskilled or low-skilled jobs that are beginning to be destroyed in Western economies,” Hamon told La Monde. “We must manage this transition and make the most of this amazing opportunity that the digital revolution offers us to work less and live better.”

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