Can you really get paid for doing nothing?

Can you really get paid for doing nothing?

UBI or a universal basic income has been talked about by governments and think tanks for years. Now Germany has started an experiment to see if UBI can replace some of the income from the millions of jobs – both blue and white collar – expected to be lost to robots, machines and AI.

Switzerland and Finland have previously run UBI pilot schemes.

Driverless vehicles alone will wipe out tens of millions of jobs and AI is replacing white collar jobs in banking and investment, law and accountancy.

Over 28 million people, or almost one fifth of the American workforce, were collecting some form of unemployment payment in the week ended 1 August, the BBC reports.

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  2. M&S to shed 7000 office and retail jobs
  3. John Lewis and Debenhams close stores
  4. Third of UK employers plan further job cuts
  5. UK economy shrinks by 20% April to June 2020
  6. UK is officially in recession after successive GDP falls
  7. One in three UK employers plan more redundancies
  8. Redundancies soar fivefold despite furlough scheme
  9. Unemployment to double 7.5% and economy slump 9.5%
  10. Half as many jobs are being advertised compared to 2019
  11. Self-employed, have you claimed your government grant?
  12. Base rate held at 0.1%, interest rates to stay low for 5 years
  13. Lenders not passing on rate cuts and mortgage rates going up!
  14. The end of furlough sees millions more unemployed this autumn
  15. UK house prices reached a new all-time high in July as buyers return
  16. UK property prices jumped by 3% since June following stamp duty cut
  17. Why UK Property prices rising after stamp duty cut, despite the downturn?
  18. New planning rules will open up more opportunities to make money in property
  19. You can create a second income during the lockdown…and come out stronger
  20. Learn how to make money from property without deposits, mortgages or cash

Millions of people face a bleak future post-Coronavirus lockdown, as businesses disappear and the job furlough scheme eventually comes to an end. However, life doesn’t have to end because of lockdown! You can join thousands of ordinary people who have increased their income and added streams of new income during this period.

Are you ready to adapt to the new economic model?

As lockdown restrictions around the world are being eased, the economic model has subtly changed forever. How will you adapt to this new way of working and running a business, what obstacles and opportunities lies ahead? Will you be a participant or spectator in this revolution?

By Charles Kelly, Property Investor, Author of Yes, Money Can Buy You Happiness and creator of Money Tips Podcast.

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