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BIEN NewsFlash 97, July 2016
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NewsFlash Volume 97, July 2016

NEWS

UNITED KINGDOM: Labour Party to look into Basic Income

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GERMANY: Mein Grundeinkommen June 2016 update

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UNITED STATES: Y Combinator plans basic income pilot in Oakland

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UNITED STATES: Winner of $15,000 basic income raffle announced

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Switzerland’s Basic Income Referendum Day – Live Report

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Switzerland’s Basic Income Referendum: A Retrospective

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UNITED KINGDOM: Trade union GMB passes pro-UBI motion

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LATIN AMERICA: UN economic commission encourages examination of basic income

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UNITED STATES: DC Council passes measure to study basic income

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FRANCE: the Senate gets into the swing of things

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AUSTRALIA: Pirate Party endorses basic income

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EU: MEPs call on Mario Draghi to consider helicopter money
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UNITED STATES: President Obama Discusses Basic Income Without Clearly Endorsing or Opposing It
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CANADA: Ontario reaches further into basic income implementation
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NOVA SCOTIA: New Democratic Party passes basic income resolution
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CANADA: Basic income is discussed at Food Bank Conference
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EVENTS

NORWAY: BIEN’s Guy Standing to speak at Nordic Social Security Conference

Oslo - June 8-10th 2016 
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ITALY: Iseo Summer School 2016 (13th edition)

Iseo - June 11-18th 2016
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POLAND: International Basic Income conference to be held in Warsaw

Warsaw - June 17-18th 2016 
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SAN FRANCISCO: Andy Stern to speak on UBI, June 28

San Francisco - June 28th 2016
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FROM THE WEB

Eduardo Rodriguez-Montemayor, “How to Share the Benefits of Technology”

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Ben Tarnoff, “Tech billionaires got rich off us. Now they want to feed us the crumbs”

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Gerald Huff, “Basic income is the best way to survive the robot takeover”

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Renana Jhabvala, “India’s time for unconditional cash transfers”

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Anthony Painter and Scott Santens “debate” in Positive News

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Nkateko Chauke, “An African Identity We All Aspire To”

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ACADEMIC LITERATURE

Rasmus Schjoedt, “India’s Basic Income Experiment”

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University of Tampere lectures on UBI available online

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AUSTRALIA: Productivity Commission report tentatively broaches BI

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Karl Widerquist and Grant S. McCall, “Prehistoric Myths in Modern Political Philosophy”

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OPINIONS & REVIEW

After Switzerland – Learning Political Lessons is Key!

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GERMANY: The Topic of Basic Income will Determine Elections by 2021

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Basic Income as Proposal, as Project, and as Idea

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BOOK: Malcolm Torry, The Feasibility of Citizen’s Income

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Help make history: Create the largest basic income pilot yet

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Max Harris, “Would a universal basic income make us lonely?”

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AUDIO / VIDEO

VIDEO: Varoufakis and Chomsky on UBI

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Videos of 2016 North American BIG Congress online

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VIDEO: Podemos Renta Básica – Renta Básica YA! [Basic Income NOW!]

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VIDEO: Edward Skidelsky, Unconditional Basic Income and Degrowth keynote lecture

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