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]


Toni Pickard, “Thinking BIG about welfare, inequality.”
August 29, 2014 - Basic Income News
Toni Pickard, “Thinking BIG about welfare, inequality.” Ottawa Citizen, August 15, 2014 [more]


David Evans, “Do the Poor Waste Transfers on Booze and Cigarettes? No”
August 28, 2014 - Basic Income News
[Josh Martin] In this blog Evans tackles the age-old assumption that giving cash to the poor would result in an uptick in alcohol and tobacco consumption.  Evans cites 19 studies and comes to the [more]


Larry Elliot, “Would a citizen’s income be better than our benefits system?”
August 27, 2014 - Basic Income News
[Josh Martin] In this opinion piece Elliot discusses the complexity of the United Kingdom’s benefits system as well as the confusing state of the economy and labor market.  Elliot claims that one [more]


Gaura Rader, “Basic Income vs. Negative Income Tax: Why supporters of basic income should be in favor of a negative income tax”
August 26, 2014 - Basic Income News
[Josh Martin] In Rader’s latest post on the basic income, he discuesses the two policies broadly referred to as basic income guarantees: the universal basic income (UBI) and the negative income tax [more]


Siraj Ravel, “A Cryptocurrency for a Global Basic Income”
August 25, 2014 - Basic Income News
Siraj Ravel, “A Cryptocurrency for a Global Basic Income” Svbtl. July 14, 2014. [more]


UNITED KINGDOM: BIG Political Party Is Recruiting Parliamentary Candidates for 2015
August 25, 2014 - Basic Income News
[Josh Martin] In a post on their website, the BIG Political Party of the United Kingdom calls on its followers to consider standing in the UK General Election in 2015.  In the post they write the [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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