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Labour triggers Commons protest debate and vote over measure set to end in March
Talk of UBI is in the air, but we should be careful what we wish for.
Recyclers turn to AI-powered robots to counter China’s plastic import ban; historians harness machine learning to solve ancient puzzles; and farmers pick high-tech robotics to help bring in the harvest
Administrative frictions, eligibility confusion and the risk of a free-rider problem make the CJRS an inferior economic support system to a basic income, argues Guy Standing.
Spend fast, spend big.
Worries about machines replacing workers fuel enthusiasm for programme
Anger is growing in the Conservative party against Theresa May, will next week be a decisive moment for the prime minister
Anger is growing in the Conservative party against the prime minister
The best entry from the Royal Economic Society and Financial Times schools essay competition
John McDonnell has welcomed a report into the proposal but do the figures stack up
‘Time for revolutions, not tinkering’ says author of new report
Scrapping personal allowance to pay for per capita regular payment is a good idea
Biometric ID cards and the squeeze on the rural poor are propelling the idea forward
Congress party says it would implement proposal if successful in upcoming elections
The World Bank’s new Human Capital Index allows countries to benchmark themselves globally on the health and education investments needed to fulfil their potential. Plus: how brain scans help poor children; Rwanda’s compulsory health system; and what needs fixing in the Asian Tigers’ education system.
This radical idea is having a moment, but the cost is too high for governments
A universal basic income is a big idea but has its time really come?
Progressives should choose the means to fit the ends
Joblessness makes us unhappy, but lack of money is only part of it
EU has opportunity to disprove that it blocks alternative economic policies
‘Bullshit Jobs’ provides a thought-provoking examination of our working lives
Five Star and the League want to keep election pledges within EU fiscal rule, for now
Trial that gave selected unemployed €560 a month without conditions will not be extended
How governments can improve their tax system such that it works for everyone
The young Dutch author of ‘Utopia for Realists’ goes bouldering with Tim Harford