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Month: June 2016

The Need for a Basic Income Policy in Europe

The idea of basic income, once tepidly welcomed in social-democratic circles, is now gaining momentum in Europe. A basic income consists in an unconditional and universal form of social assistance. Even venture capitalists (e.g. Y Combinator) are considering creating market-based basic income measures. This private version of a basic income without a welfare state, however, …

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Millennials and the 2016 Election

The Millennial generation, those born between 1981 and 2000, is now the largest living generation in the United States, surpassing the Baby Boomers (1946-1964). It is diverse, well educated, connected, and participatory. It has directly borne more of the costs of its education that previous generations and has suffered greatly during the Great Recession with …

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State of the Race: The General Election Begins

The Democratic primary is finally over. Hillary Clinton won decisively in California and New Jersey and took two of the other three contests on the last meaningful day of the Democratic primary, losing only the very low turnout North Dakota caucus. She has clinched the majority of pledged delegates by a wide margin, leading Sanders …

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Gender equality votes in the European Parliament

A narrow left-leaning majority in the European Parliament says the Commission has watered down the promotion of gender equality by only publishing a working paper instead of a full strategy for the years 2016-2020. The centre-left coalition passed the resolution calling for a complete strategy on gender equality in early February 2016. The move was …

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