Posts Tagged ‘income’

With no Covid Pass, my wife and I are banished from society. We have no income.

Dear people everywhere: please take a few minutes to read this,Then, PLEASE do NOT assume“this won’t happen where I live; we don’t operate like that, here”.Because this IS being perpetrated at a global level, so what you think about what is permitted where you life is totally wrong. Local politicians are merely cover for pan-global […]

Artemia: a multi-million dollar source of income in Lake Urmia

Artemia: a multi-million dollar source of income in Lake Urmia – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Artemia of Lake Urmia is of great commercial value and if exported, it will be a multi-million-dollar source of income for the country, Salman Zaker, a member of the Majlis (Iranian parliament) has said. So far, 9 species of Artemia have […]

US Households Paying No Income Tax Hit 61 Percent of Total in 2020

By Laura DavisonFrom Bloomberg News Nearly 61 percent of U.S households paid no federal income taxes during pandemic-stricken year of 2020, because of declines in income and boosts to government subsidies that wiped away tax liabilities, according to data from the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center. The number of households owing nothing came in at 106.8 […]

Forest Food — Important Source of Nutrition, Income and Joy for the Poor

                                                                             “ They had never in their short lives had nice things to eat . They were young […]

Activists, Politicians Seek ‘Desegregation’ of California City by Adding Low-Income, Multi-Unit Housing

Piedmont, California, is a small suburb with a population of 10,667 surrounded by the gritty city of Oakland, population 425,097. Piedmont is almost exclusively zoned for single family dwellings and is home to prosperous businesses.  Activists and politicians are trying to end that distinction by forcing Piedmont to build “affordable housing” and increase density by […]

Eric Garcetti Unveils ‘Justice Budget’: Income Grants, ‘DACA Fees,’ ‘Slavery Reparations,’ ‘Alternatives to Policing’

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti told the city Monday evening in his annual “State of the City” address that L.A. was more “just” and “forward-looking” after a year of pandemic, riots, and economic shock. “Through our pain and our trauma, we showed who we are, and defined what we believe,” Garcetti said. Join us live […]

Universal Basic Income (UBI) is the Road to Serfdom

by David Gordon Many people think that a universal basic income (UBI) would be a good substitute for the welfare state. Under this proposal, each person resident in a country would receive a guaranteed income, sufficient to live at a modest level. People would get the money unconditionally. Image: IntelligenceSquaredUS.org Unlike welfare payments, the UBI […]

Goats on Zoom: English farm finds new income by livening up video conferences

Many of us are struggling with lockdown fatigue – and if you’re working from home, you might be looking for ways to brighten up your video meetings. A British farmer was half-kidding when she suggested hiring out her goats to make surprise appearances. But a year into the pandemic, she has made over €56,000 doing […]

Asian Women Have Higher Median Income Than ‘Privileged’ White Men

We are told time and again how racist and sexist America is, and how minorities have such a hard time trying to get ahead, but is that really the case? Most companies simply look for the most talented people to fill roles, but are also incentivized (and required) to hire non-Whites as part of affirmative […]

Calls For Universal Basic Income Increase As Government Support Fails

Above photo: Via YouTube/The Matt Skidmore Show and YouTube/The Telegraph. Elected representatives across the UK have called on the government to prevent poverty by trialling Universal Basic Income (UBI). On 30 October, 520 MPs, councillors, peers, mayors and members of devolved assemblies, wrote to chancellor Rishi Sunak. They emphasised how current government support is leaving many families in poverty. […]

Communist California Charity Will Give ‘Guaranteed Income’ to Ex-Felons & Illegal Immigrants

Free gibs for anyone but law-abiding white citizens! Fox News: Hundreds of people living in the California city of Compton, including those out of prison and illegal immigrants, will be eligible to receive guaranteed income as part of a new pilot program over the next two years.  Compton Mayor Aja Brown announced Monday that The Compton Pledge, […]

The Deeper Side of Universal Basic Income That’s Not Often Discussed

The Facts: A 19 year old woman has filed a lawsuit against pharmaceutical giant Merck, alleging that the company misled the FDA, legislators, doctors and moms about the safety and efficacy of its Gardasil vaccine and caused her permanent injuries. Reflect On: According to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS), more than 64,000 reports […]

Germany Starts Universal Basic Income Trial Giving Some Citizens $1400 A Month For 3 Years

The Facts: A small trial in Germany is set to take place giving participants $1400 a month for three years. They will compare the lives of those who receive it, and the participants who don’t. Reflect On: Why is the concept of universal basic income rejected by the major political parties in most developed nations? […]

Germany Begins A Universal-Basic-Income Trial For Three Years

Starting this week, 120 Germans will receive a form of universal basic income every month for three years. The concept of universal basic income has gained traction in recent years, and Finland tested a form of it in 2017. Germany is about to become the latest country to trial a universal basic income, starting a […]

Why Everyone Should Have Multiple Streams of Income to Survive What’s Coming

By Patrice Lewis It’s among the most dreaded news imaginable: You’ve been laid off from your job. In the last few months, this scenario has played out for untold millions of people. Suddenly your financial security is gone, and everything you’ve worked for has been snatched away. When most people lose their jobs, they panic. […]

It’s Time To Build New, Mixed-Income Public Housing

It’s Time To Build New, Mixed-Income Public Housing Above Photo: ‘Albany Public Housing,’ by Paul Sableman via flickr, CC BY 2.0 Is today the time to fight for public housing in the United States? That’s the argument of “Social Housing in the United States,” a new report published by the People’s Policy Project, an independent think tank. […]

Universal Basic Income: Left or Right?

Universal Basic Income: Left or Right? Above Photo: By Generation Grundeinkommen | CC BY 2.0 Universal basic income, a regular unconditional cash payment to the whole population is increasingly being discussed in social, political, academic circles and among citizens in general. People are championing it from right and left. But, if it’s being pushed from both […]

Finland Ends Its Experiment with Universal Basic Income

April 27, 2018 By Daniel J. Mitchell I’m conflicted. I’ve repeatedly expressed skepticism about the idea of governments providing a “basic income” because I fear the work ethic will (further) erode if people automatically receive a substantial chunk of money. Moreover, I also fear that a basic income will lead to an ever-expanding burden […]

A 2% Financial Wealth Tax Could Provide a $12,000 Annual Income to Every American Household

March 23rd, 2018 By Paul Buchheit Guest writer for Wake Up World It’s not hard to envision the benefits in work opportunities, stress reduction, child care, entrepreneurial activity, and artistic pursuits for American households with an extra $1,000 per month. It’s also very easy to justify a financial wealth tax, given that the dramatic stock […]

Amazon makes $5.6 billion in US profits last year but paid nothing in federal income taxes

Jeff Bezos’ sprawling e-commerce giant Amazon reportedly raked in more than $5.6 billion in U.S. profits in 2017, but despite that, the company essentially paid $0 in federal income taxes. That’s largely attributable to “excess stock-based compensation deductions” and the effect of the 2017 Tax Act, according to the company’s […]

Stockton Gets Ready to Experiment With Universal Basic Income

Stockton Gets Ready to Experiment With Universal Basic Income January 29th, 2018 Via: KQED: Wage stagnation. Rising housing prices. Loss of middle-class jobs. The looming threat of automation. These are some of the problems facing Stockton and its residents, but the city’s mayor, Michael […]

Stockton, CA, attempts Universal Basic Income experiment after bankruptcy, overspending and decades of failed diversification

     Wage stagnation. Rising housing prices. Loss of middle-class jobs. The looming threat of automation. These are some of the problems facing Stockton and its residents, but the city’s mayor, Michael Tubbs, says his city is far from unique. Stockton is one of many Bay Area cities on the fringe of the wealth accumulating in […]

Scotland Bringing Basic Income to Life

Scotland Bringing Basic Income to Life UNIVERSAL BASIC INCOME LANDS IN SCOTLAND People living in the Scottish cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Fife, and North Ayrshire may soon receive an unconditional monthly sum as part of a series of universal basic income pilots currently being explored with support from the local government. Although still in its infancy and […]

Income Of World’s Top .001% Skyrockets By 636%: Report

Income Of World’s Top .001% Skyrockets By 636%: Report Above Photo: Average annual income for the bottom 50 percent of earners has stayed constant at US$16,000 over the last four decades. | Photo: Reuters The report, which highlights the growing gulf between haves and have-nots, was compiled by five economists, including scholars Emmanuel Saez and Thomas […]

A Radical Critique of Universal Basic Income

By Charles Hugh Smith This critique reveals the unintended consequences of UBI. Readers have been asking me what I thought of Universal Basic Income (UBI) as the solution to the systemic problem of jobs being replaced by automation. To answer this question, I realized I had to start by taking a fresh look […]

Study Finds Link Between Income Inequality, Consumerism and Size of Carbon Footprint

As the rich get ever richer — courtesy, in countries like the United States, of corporate-friendly deregulation and tax “reform” — does the planet get ever warmer and dirtier? New research suggests economic balance is linked to environmentally-friendly practices. Countries with lower rates of economic disparity have citizens who enjoy a better quality of life […]

How this couple earns a six figure annual income with 1.5 acres of land

(Natural News) Can small-scale farming in the modern age really generate enough income for the average family to make an honest living? For Jean-Martin Fortier and his wife, Maude-Hélène Desroches, it does. The Canadian couple grows beets, broccoli, salad greens, carrots, and various other types of produce on their modest 1.5 acres of land, from […]

National Low Income Housing Coalition On Tax Proposal

Above photo: From Public Source. WASHINGTON, D.C.-  The tax reform legislation proposed by House Republican leaders takes a historic step in directly revising the mortgage interest deduction (MID), a $70 billion annual tax expenditure that primarily benefits higher income households—including the top 1% of earners in the country. The Republican tax proposal makes sensible reforms in […]

Observations on Wealth-Income Inequality (from Federal Reserve Reports)

There’s a profound difference between assets that produce no income and those that produce net income. To those of us nutty enough to pore over dozens of pages of data on wealth and income in the U.S., the Federal Reserve’s quarterly Z.1 reports and annual Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF) are treasure […]

Brazil Considers Plan to Feed Low-Income Children “Human Pet Food”

SÃO PAULO – A new, controversial plan to feed low-income children and adults in São Paulo with powder pellets made from nearly expired food has drawn the ire of critics, who have called the product “human pet food.” The plan was first announced last Wednesday by , the “Donald Trump of Brazil” and mayor of […]

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