Tom McKay, “The Most Radical Idea For a Minimum Wage Hike Yet Is Being Floated in Canada”
July 29, 2014 - Basic Income News
[Josh Martin] McKay’s article is an informed reaction to the news that the Basic Income Canada Network has proposed a $20,000 minimum income for all Canadians.  McKay clarifies the differences [more]


Thom Hartmann, “What West Virginia can learn from Sarah Palin”
July 28, 2014 - Basic Income News
[Josh Martin] In this post, Hartmann discusses the alarming inequality in West Virginia as well as the extreme poverty many families face in the coal-reliant state.  Hartmann acknowledges coal’s [more]


Universal Basic Income Europe, “A Brief History of Basic Income Ideas”
July 27, 2014 - Basic Income News
[Josh Martin] Universal Basic Income Europe (UBIE) provides an extensive overview of basic income ideas throughout history.  Beginning with Thomas More in the 16th century, UBIE methodically and [more]


Simsa0, “Towards an Economy of the World-Ingrained Self”
July 26, 2014 - Basic Income News
Introduction: “We do economy as if we were not part of the world. And in a terrifying sense, we are not. But accepting this means to abandon all hope that capitalism might be reformed or some other [more]


Guillaume Thoreau, “Free-to-play”
July 26, 2014 - Basic Income News
[Josh Martin] Thoreau examines game economies and tries to find real world solutions for the real economy from these games.  Thoreau focuses mainly on two possible crossovers from games to reality: [more]


Albert Wenger, “More On Basic Income (and Robots)”
July 25, 2014 - Basic Income News
[Josh Martin] Wenger writes this post in response to a piece written by Marc Andreessen in which Andreessen discusses the impact of technology on the workforce in the future.  Wenger agrees with [more]


INTERVIEW: Heidi Laura interviews Karl Widerquist
July 24, 2014 - Basic Income News
Heidi Laura, of Danish Weekendavisen, conducted this interview (by email) with Karl Widerquist in late February 2014. She used only parts of the interview for her article in Weekendavisen, and she [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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