2017 is already shaping up to be a big year for the concept of Universal Basic Income.
In just the first 10 days of 2017, Finland has already launched a trial, a nonprofit in India is preparing to launch their own, Scotland is seriously considering trials, and several South Korean presidential candidates are now calling for support for UBI.But before we turn our focus to the latest happenings, I want to look back and highlight some of the best videos of 2016 that explained and advocated for Universal Basic Income.
Best Musical Score:Future Thinkers: What is Universal Basic Income and Why Support It?Euvie Ivanova and Mike Gilliland are the co-hosts of the Future Thinkers Podcast, where they interview interesting guests and delve into deep questions about the future of humankind and the exploration of consciousness.
Best “Non-TED” Talk about UBI:Sandhya Anantharaman, “Universal Basic Income & Automation of Jobs”.”What would you do if you didn’t have to worry about covering the basics? If you knew you could put food on the table, pay your rent on time, what would you do with your life?”.
At the “Meeting of the Minds” 2016 Conference, Sandhya Anantharaman suggests that the old social contract of “Working hard will equal success” is not true anymore, and that many types of important and fulfilling work can be better valued and expanded on with an updated social contract via UBI.Best Rant About UBI:”[Joe] Rogan Makes a Case for Universal Basic Income”.
If there’s anyone who has a front seat as to what the future holds for jobs that are and will soon be automated by machines, it’s Musk, which is why his statement affirming the need for a Universal Basic Income is such a big deal.
Best TED talk about UBIIn 2016, if you presented the topic of UBI at a TEDx Conference, you were not alone.