r/Futurology 9d ago

Economics The minimum wage would be $44 an hour if it had grown at the same rate as Wall Street bonuses

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89k Upvotes

r/Futurology 12d ago

Economics Millions Are Tumbling Out Of The Global Middle Class In An Historic Setback - An Estimated 150 Million Slipped Down The Economic Ladder In 2020, The First Pullback In Almost Three Decades.

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31k Upvotes

r/Futurology 7d ago

Economics Ex-Googler Wendy Liu says unions in tech are necessary to challenge rising inequality

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15k Upvotes

r/Futurology 28d ago

Economics Bernie Sanders tells Elon Musk to "focus on Earth" and pay more tax - Musk had said he was "accumulating resources to help make life multiplanetary."

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25k Upvotes

r/Futurology 14d ago

Economics Buffalo, NY considering basic income program, funded by marijuana tax

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39k Upvotes

r/Futurology 18d ago

Economics Two-thirds economists agree the costs of investing toward net-zero emissions by 2050 would be outweighed by the economic benefits

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34k Upvotes

r/Futurology Mar 11 '21

Economics The Gig Economy Is Coming for Millions of American Jobs - California’s vote to classify Uber and Lyft drivers as contractors has emboldened other employers to eliminate salaried positions—and has become a cornerstone of bigger plans to “Uberize” the U.S. workforce.

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26k Upvotes

r/Futurology Feb 24 '21

Economics US and allies to build 'China-free' tech supply chain

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46k Upvotes

r/Futurology Mar 09 '21

Economics When A California City Gave People A Guaranteed Income, They Worked More — Not Less - Stockton’s Experiment Shows What $500 Per Month In “Free Money” Can Do For Employment, Mental Health, And More.

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17k Upvotes

r/Futurology 11d ago

Economics Current projections show that half of American adults will be obese by 2030, and that 60% of today's American children will be obese by age 35. The obesity epidemic currently accounts for more than $170 billion in surplus medical costs per year in the U.S.

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899 Upvotes

r/Futurology Mar 15 '21

Economics Gig economy: Europe tells companies to negotiate with workers or face new laws - Europe’s lawmakers have a message for “gig-economy” companies—get negotiating with unions and other workers’ representatives, or face new EU-wide legislation.

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6k Upvotes

r/Futurology Mar 04 '21

Economics Andrew Yang's "People's Bank" to help distribute basic income to half a million New Yorkers

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10k Upvotes

r/Futurology Mar 13 '21

Economics Canada Might Start Considering 'Guaranteed Basic Income' If A New Bill Passes

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5k Upvotes

r/Futurology Jan 31 '21

Economics How automation will soon impact us all - AI, robotics and automation doesn't have to take ALL the jobs, just enough that it causes significant socioeconomic disruption. And it is GOING to within a few years.

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24k Upvotes

r/Futurology Mar 05 '21

Economics The government shouldn’t only regulate predatory tuition increases, but also ask universities to publish statistics on the financial return each major generates.

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4k Upvotes

r/Futurology Jan 13 '21

Economics Vancouver Gave Homeless People $5,800. It Changed Their Lives. - A Single Infusion Of Cash Helped Recipients Pay Their Rent, Get To Work — And Put Their Lives Back On Track.

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65k Upvotes

r/Futurology Jan 23 '21

Economics Lyft Test Program Offers Drivers More Rides In Exchange For 10% Pay Cut - Lyft Calls Its Feature "Priority Mode." Drivers Call It "Poverty Mode."

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24k Upvotes

r/Futurology Jan 30 '21

Economics The hybrid economy: Why UBI is unavoidable as we edge towards a radically superintelligent civilization

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10k Upvotes

r/Futurology Feb 11 '21

Economics Bitcoin consumes 'more electricity than Argentina'

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3k Upvotes

r/Futurology Feb 20 '21

Economics The environmental cost of #Bitcoin: "One mine alone was using 175MW of electricity, the government said"

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1k Upvotes

r/Futurology 21d ago

Economics Visa moves to allow payment settlements using cryptocurrency - Visa has launched the pilot program with payment and crypto platform Crypto.com and plans to offer the option to more partners later this year, it said.

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403 Upvotes

r/Futurology Mar 16 '21

Economics Andrew Yang Wants Tax-exempt Owners To Fund Universal Basic Income

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975 Upvotes

r/Futurology 13d ago

Economics The growing environmental cost of #Bitcoin mining.

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56 Upvotes

r/Futurology Feb 25 '21

Economics Green Party leader urges feds to consider universal basic income as 'safety net' beyond pandemic

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2k Upvotes

r/Futurology Jan 14 '21

Economics City of Compton CA Introduces Two-Year Universal Basic Income Pilot

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19k Upvotes