What Is Universal Basic Income? The Essential UBI Reading List

What Is Universal Basic Income? The Essential UBI Reading List
What is universal basic income? This list will help you answer

More people are asking “what is universal basic income” – and this collection of UBI studies, projects and organisations will help you answer this question

Are you looking to learn more about the universal basic income (UBI) movement? You’ve come to the right place. And you’re not alone. The number of Google searches for universal basic income related terms have increased fivefold in the last five years alone. It’s not surprising, given the increase in inequality we’ve seen in recent times.

GoodDollar is a research initiative at the intersection of UBI and blockchain technology, looking to reduce global financial inequality. We’re developing and launching a new protocol for generating and distributing universal basic income and we‘re always on the lookout for new studies, researchers and organisations that drive this emerging field forward.

In this post, we’d like to share all the essential materials we feel are great resources for any UBI enthusiast or even a beginner looking to learn more — feel free to share your feedback and check back for updates.

Opinion Pieces

Where the Money Goes in Traditional Charity

While charities received a staggering $ 410.02 billion in 2017, up from recent years, the number of people donating…


Cash Transfers Report Summary | Founders Pledge

This is a Founders Pledge summary and interpretation of original research published by GiveWell. For GiveWell’s full…


The Conversation About Basic Income is a Mess. Here’s How to Make Sense of It. – Evonomics

Prosperity Its time we treat UBI as the messy fabric that it is. Universal Basic Income(UBI) is either absolutely…


Universal basic income as a development solution? – Anita Lacey, 2017

References BIG Coalition (2005) Basic Income Grant Coalition Platform. Available at…


UBI, Racial Justice, and a Re-Imagined Social Contract for the 21st Century: An Evening with Dorian…

In contemporary debates around Universal Basic Income (UBI), much focus is given to its potential role in mitigating…


What Can Universal Basic Income Do For Gender Equality?

Some skeptics of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) object to the policy proposal’s component of unconditionality on the…


“People don’t just want housing. They want home.”: Basic Income and Racial Justice | Stanford…

Tuesday, Jan. 16, progressive scholar Dorian T. Warren and economic activist Mia Birdsong held a lecture titled “Basic…



Progress and Poverty

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Agrarian Justice, Opposed to Agrarian Law, and to Agrarian Monopoly

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In Praise of Idleness and Other Essays

Intolerance and bigotry lie at the heart of all human suffering. So claims Bertrand Russell at the outset of In Praise…


Exploring Universal Basic Income

Universal basic income (UBI) is emerging as one of the most hotly debated issues in development and social protection…


Reports And Academic Research

Web Resource Centers

The freedom dividend, defined In the next 12 years, 1 out of 3 American workers are at risk of losing their jobs to new…


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