Archives for Top Stories of 2017
GiveDirectly is disrupting the international aid model as it distributes cash payments directly to families in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda in a widespread universal basic income experiment.
Much of the European Union is cheering the election of Emmanuel Macron as president of France. But problems like automation and unemployment aren't going anywhere. Could a universal basic income help? One survey shows Europeans are warming up to the idea.
The province of Ontario is launching a universal basic income pilot: 4,000 low-income participants in this three-year study will receive as much as $17,000 annually -- and will be able to keep much of it even if they stay employed or find work.
Zoltan Istvan, a Libertarian candidate for governor of California, wants to provide a universal basic income for all state residents -- and lease out public lands to generate the revenues. Could it work? Would Californians buy in?
The "father" of climate science, James Hansen, recently embraced a proposal by GOP elders to implement a revenue-neutral carbon tax that would pay dividends to every legal resident in the U.S.
The Ford Foundation will invest as much as $1 billion out of its $12 billion endowment to accelerate mission-related investing over the next decade.
Federal investigators have agreed to a $35 million settlement with Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals over the company's alleged negligence in distributing opioid pain medications. But one lawmaker called the settlement “chump change.”
The newswires were buzzing last week over the story that pirates hijacked a commercial ship off the shores of Somalia -- but the focus on "pirates" overlooks factors such as overfishing, poverty, smuggling and even deforestation.
A new report, co-written by several NGOs and human rights organizations, looks at some of the world’s largest companies to give a snapshot of their human rights performance.
It turns out ExxonMobil was not the only energy company researching the effects of climate change decades ago. Shell produced a video on climate change in 1991, though critics say the company hardly heeded its own warnings.
New satellite photos released by the NGO Mighty reveal evidence that a South Korean-owned palm oil producer is violating its self-imposed moratorium on felling virgin rainforest. But that's not the only company NGOs say is breaking the rules when it comes to deforestation and human rights.
According to a recent study, India’s air is becoming the deadliest on Earth -- outpacing even China, which loses over a million people a year to air pollution.