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BIEN NewsFlash 91, January 2016
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NewsFlash Volume 91, January 2016

NEWS
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BRAZIL: Municipality to introduce small basic income for local residents

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HUMAN RIGHTS DAY: Basic income as human right campaign

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FINLAND: Basic income experiment – what we know

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EUROPE: 75 economists endorse Quantitative Easing for People campaign

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UNITED STATES: Job Opening: Basic Income Organizer, San Francisco

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UNITED STATES: Scott Santens achieves first crowdfunded monthly basic income

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FINLAND: The world’s first country with truly experimental governance

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NAMIBIA: President unleashes new plan for Basic Income Grant

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UNITED KINGDOM: Prestigious British think tank endorses basic income

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FRANCE: Aquitaine region to conduct unconditional minimum income pilot

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SWITZERLAND: Council of States rejects basic income initiative

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UNITED KINGDOM: Leading think tank lists basic income in top 10 trends for 2016

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CANADA: Kingston is first municipality to endorse basic income

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CANADA: Saskatchewan’s New Democrats, Canadian Medical Association, and Advisory Group on Poverty Reduction Endorse Guaranteed Income Pilot Project

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FRANCE: UBI-France launches ambitious crowdfunding campaign, pledges 25,000 euros

EVENTS

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2016 Basic Income Earth Network Congress in South Korea

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UNITED STATES: Portland basic income meetup on December 14

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KYOTO, Japan: Creators and Basic Income, December 26, 2015

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SYDNEY, Australia: Basic Innovation Guarantee Meetup

FROM THE WEB

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Saahil Parekh, “Let’s be done with subsidies already”

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Neil Jacobstein, “The Future of Work: Managing the Benefits and Risks of Artificial Intelligence”

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Scott Santens, “Universal Basic Income Will Likely Increase Social Cohesion”

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Interview with Guy Standing: “Most unions have failed to respond to the needs and aspirations of the precariat”

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Jim Edwards, “Here’s how much we’d all get if the UK dumped its welfare state and introduced a universal basic income scheme instead”

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Sean O’Grady, “It’s time to copy Finland and give every citizen a basic income”

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Shane Greenup, “How a universal basic income could fuel entrepreneurship”

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Jeremy Warner, “Paying all UK citizens £155 a week may be an idea whose time has come”

OPINIONS & REVIEW

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Review of “Energy Security, Equality, and Justice,” by Sovacool, Sidortsov and Jones

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Swiss politicians reject basic income because they are scared of humans

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Lessons from Finland: think BIG but act with pragmatism

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French MP wants basic income to replace all welfare: is he right?

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An American basic income: how do we get there?

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The Basic Income Guarantee: what stands in its way?

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Interview with Enno Schmidt: “Swiss parliament’s opposition to basic income is not binding”

ACADEMIC LITERATURE

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Julio Aguirre, “Más allá del asistencialismo: El ingresso ciudadano universal y las condiciones materiales para la libertad” [“Beyond welfarism: Basic Income and the material conditions for freedom”]

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Conor Lynch, “Stephen Hawking sobre el futuro del capitalismo, la desigualdad…y la Renta Básica” [“Stephen Hawking on the future of capitalism, inequality…and the basic income”]

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Iñaki Uribarri, “No es una buena idea extender el sistema de rentas mínimas condicionadas de Euskadi al conjunto del Reino de España” [“It is not a good idea to extend Basque Country conditional grant scheme to the whole Spanish territory”]

VIDEO

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VIDEO: Standing and Widerquist speak about basic income on HuffPost Live

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VIDEO: Jason Murphy talks about basic income on the David Pakman Show

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