Author: Michael Haines

MICHAEL HAINES has worked at senior levels in brewing, construction, consumer goods, and in manufacturing at Toyota. He was a Board Member of Australian Logistics Council, and a Member of Austroads Intelligent Transport Industry Reference Group.

In 2011, Michael established VANZI to broker development of a legal framework to mirror each person’s real-world rights in the emerging Digital Built Environment – to reduce cost and complexity when using the digital world to modify the real world.

He has also spent 40 years investigating how our money, banking, tax and welfare systems function together, and how to implement a Universal Basic Income.

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Why a UBI is Needed

A previous version of this article was published on Medium. Once, it was our birthright to live off the land. Since the invention of property rights, money, and the system of paid work; ‘living off the land’ is no longer possible for most people in Read More …

Creating the Learning-Knowledge Economy: Paying People to Learn

Australian Education Minister Dan Tehan recently announced changes to tertiary education funding intended to incentivise study for ‘jobs of the future’. As reported by the ABC‘s Conor Duffy, ‘job relevant’ Australian University course fees are to be slashed: Subjects in nursing, psychology, English, languages, teaching, Read More …

Higher Incomes, Lower Costs & Guaranteed Safety Net

Around 50% of the population cannot contribute to the production of our goods and services: the young, old, incapacitated and their unpaid carers, as well as a small percentage ‘between jobs’. This is not a fixed group. The people in it constantly change: the young Read More …