Gabrielle Goodrow, “There Is Enough! Stopping the Cycle of Ignorance with LIG”
September 1, 2014 - Basic Income News
[Craig Axford] The notion that there is not enough to go around is a common theme these days.  However, this author argues there is plenty to go around and a living income guarantee is possible. [more]

Elliot Sperber, “The Alienable, the Inalienable, and an actually Democratic Society”
September 1, 2014 - Basic Income News
[Craig Axford] Presented on July 27, 2014, at the 15th International Congress of the Basic Income Earth Network, this paper considers the tension within democratic societies between inalienable rights [more]

UNITED STATES: Prominent economist, Ed Dolan, turns attention to BIG
August 31, 2014 - Basic Income News
Economists have written about the Basic Income Guarantee (BIG) in one form or another at least since Friedrich Hayek endorsed the idea in 1944. Many leading economists were active in the Guaranteed [more]

ATHENS, GREECE: UBI: A Vision of the future
August 31, 2014 - Basic Income News
UBI: A Vision of the future, Athens Summit: Turning crises into an opportunity with the adoption of an Unconditional Basic Income in Europe. The organizers invite to you participate in the event [more]

INTERNATIONAL: BIEN announces list of speakers for its “Ask Me Anything” series of internet interviews on, September 15-21, 2014
August 30, 2014 - Basic Income News
The Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) has announced the list of speakers for its “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) series of internet interviews, which will take place on the Reddit website. The interviews [more]

Ed Dolan, “A Universal Basic Income and Work Incentives”
August 30, 2014 - Basic Income News
[Craig Axford] In this two part series Ed Dolan takes a look at the impact a basic income guarantee would likely have upon the incentive to work.  In part 1 Dolan considers the theory behind an [more]

SWITERLAND: Government reacts negatively to UBI proposal
August 29, 2014 - Basic Income News
The Swiss Federal Council has released its evaluation of the popular initiative for an unconditional basic income (UBI), which received enough signatures last fall to trigger a nationwide referendum [more]

Editorial: The Basic Income Guarantee Becomes a Rorschach Test in the U.S. Media
January 27, 2014 - Basic Income Guarantee Blog
The Basic Income Guarantee (BIG) recently became a part of a flurry of discussion on the internet and in the media, when Jesse A. Myerson, of Rolling Stone Magazine, included it in a list of “Five [more]

ALASKA, USA: The Alaska Permanent Fund recovers from the financial crisis as worries continue about future revenues
December 2, 2013 - Alaska Dividend Blog
On October 3, 2013, most Alaskans received their yearly dividend check—Alaska’s small, nearly unconditional, and nearly universal basic income. This year the dividend was $900, up slightly from [more]

Important study finds that giving money without conditions to the poor increases both employment and wages
August 12, 2013 - Basic Income Guarantee Blog
A randomized field study recently conducted in Uganda found that giving money to people without conditions actually increases both how much they work and how much they earn per hour. ... [more]

Future of the Alaska Dividend in the balance during oil tax fight
July 31, 2013 - Alaska Dividend Blog
The future of Alaska’s small basic income guarantee, the Alaska Dividend, is in the background while a fight is going on over the state’s oil tax policy. The Alaska Dividend is a small basic [more]

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