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2020/12/29 | TNL Feature

Does Universal Basic Income Have a Home in Taiwan?

Is Taiwan's stability during the pandemic an occasion to think big?

2020/12/16 | Luke Harrington and Chieh-chi Hsieh

UBI as a Voucher: The Case Against Universal Basic Income

UBI promises more choice, but it doesn't allow people to change the terms on which choices are offered. Taken with the particularities of Taiwan's financial system, UBI may not be an idea well-suited for the country.

2020/12/04 | Chieh-Chi Hsieh

Is Universal Basic Income Feasible in Taiwan?

Universal Basic Income provides economic stability and is believed to address social inequality, but Dr. Chieh-Chi Hsieh makes a case against the idea to launch such a program in Taiwan.

2020/03/31 | UBI Taiwan

OPINION: Why Taiwan Needs to Have Emergency Basic Income Now

Taiwanese government should be offering financial assistance to individuals directly instead of corporations.

2019/07/23 | UBI Taiwan

OPINION: Fund Taiwan's Partial Basic Income Proposal with Tax Reforms

Can we fund a universal basic income policy by increasing some of the unusually low tax rates in Taiwan?

2017/08/07 | Tyler Prochazka

Curing the ‘Ghost Island’: Why Taiwan Needs Basic Income

Sun Yat-sen believed that the benefits from natural resources, monopolies and property should be shared amongst all citizens. This is precisely the philosophy behind UBI, argues Tyler Prochazka.

2017/03/24 | David Green

From Fiction to Reality: Universal Basic Income Gaining Traction in Asia

The idea is gathering global popularity after a landmark trial in India showed a basic income of as little as US$5 per month had a powerfully positive effect on health, community action and investment decisions in target communities.

2017/02/28 | Stephen Grenville

Why Everyone is Talking about Universal Basic Incomes

While Bill Gates’ suggestion of taxing robots to put human workers on a more even competitive footing with the robots deserves serious consideration, the time when governments will pay everyone a living wage seems a long way off.