Megan McArdle, “How a basic income in the U.S. could increase global poverty.”
April 19, 2014 - Basic Income News
SUMMARY: interviewee, conservative blogger Megan McArdle, argues against the Basic Income Guarantee, saying that it couldn’t replace the existing social welfare system, as some of her fellow [more]


Paul Solman, “Idea of paying citizens a yearly stipend is gaining support in Switzerland.”
April 19, 2014 - Basic Income News
[Ginny Holbert] SUMMARY: The U.S. Public Broadcasting System has run a 9-minute piece on Basic Income in its show News Hour. The “Making Sense” economics correspondent reports on the Swiss basic [more]


Mike Treen, “Why the Labour movement should support a Universal Basic Income.”
April 19, 2014 - Basic Income News
Mike Treen, “Why the Labour movement should support a Universal Basic Income.” The Daily Blog [New Zealand].” April 18, 2014 Reposted as: Mike Treen. “Why support a Universal Basic Income.” [more]


AUSTRALIA: Pirate Party Considers Basic Income
April 19, 2014 - Basic Income News
Australia’s Pirate Party is considering adopting basic income as part of its tax platform, policy development documents posted online suggest. The draft framework proposes that the basic income [more]


Bill Jordan, “Free money is no longer the stuff of utopia.”
April 18, 2014 - Basic Income News
SUMMARY: Bill Jordan makes the case for a global Basic Income, an idea that has finally come of age. He writes, “For 40 years now I have been advocating for an unconditional Basic Income (BI) – a [more]


UNITED STATES: CNN and The Blaze duel over Basic Income.
April 17, 2014 - Basic Income News
The growing debate on basic income has reached CNN this week and prompted a response in the Blaze (the libertarian-conservative news network founded by talk radio personality, Glenn Beck). On April [more]


Antony Davies & James Harrigan, “Sorry CNN and David Wheeler, but a ‘Basic Income’ Wouldn’t End Poverty.”
April 17, 2014 - Basic Income News
Antony Davies & James Harrigan, “Sorry CNN and David Wheeler, but a ‘Basic Income’ Wouldn’t End Poverty.” The Blaze. April 16, 2014 [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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