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The strength of our democracy is eroding, we need to restore full public participation.
We need to prepare our children for the 21st Century, but we still have a 20th Century education system.
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We'll invest in the next generation and get the richest ¼ of elderly to pay for it.
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Polluters and commercial water users should pay, so that the rest of us can play in our fresh water.
Reducing overall harm caused by alcohol to both individuals and society
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Our current welfare system is confusing. So we aren’t surprised that people are confused about what would change under a Youth UBI. The good news is that things will get a lot simpler, and nobody will be worse off. Let’s look at the impacts on students, the unemployed, solo parents...
How a UBI Would Help Those That Are Being Left Behind One advantage of an Unconditional Basic Income is that everyone gets it, no questions asked, so nobody falls through the cracks. That seems to be what is happening to a large group of Aotearoa New Zealand’s young people right...
1. The intellectual heritage of capitalist democracies’ protection of dignity, well-being, and self esteem
The concept of an unconditional basic income (UBI) is not new, it has been around for centuries. It has been advocated by Nobel Laureate, Chicago School economist Professor Milton Friedman from the right of the economic spectrum, as well as fellow Nobel winner and liberal economist Professor James Tobin and Professor JK Galbraith from the political left. ,It’s been this cross-spectrum support for the UBI that has ensured its longevity in the debates around equity, justice and freedom.
The Greens new “Mending the Safety Net” policy has lots of good news for the poorest members of our society. However, much of the package is the stale stuff we heard from Labour. It’s hardly “fresh thinking”, and could end up harming the very people they are trying to help. ...
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