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NewsFlash Volume 105, March 2017

NEWS

European Parliament rejects proposal to encourage consideration of Basic Income

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FRANCE: Piketty’s comments on basic income cause confusion

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INDIA: Government Economic Survey presents case for basic income

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CANADA: Over 10,000 people have signed to support Basic Income

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CANADA: Federal minister fields questions on basic income at meeting with students

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Taiwan: Executive branch to view presentation on basic income pilot

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Korea: New presidential candidate promises universal basic income

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GOA, INDIA: Goenchi Mati Movement gains political support

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FRANCE: French minister Ségolène Royal backs Hamon’s basic income proposal

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Activists launch project for a global Basic Income for Refugees

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UK: Labour Party sets up working group to investigate UBI

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US: Prominent Republicans call for carbon tax and dividend
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Basic income pilot in Kenya to receive up to $493,000 from eBay founder’s firm
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US: Researchers plan study of basic income’s effects on children’s brains
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Why we should put ‘basic’ before ‘universal’ in the pursuit of income equality – John Quiggin
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Elon Musk reaffirms UBI prediction at World Government Summit
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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND: Basic Income pilot feasibility study approved by City Council
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SPAIN: Barcelona prepares study of Guaranteed Minimum Income
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EVENTS

Taiwan: First Asia Pacific focused basic income conference

Taipei, Taiwan - March 18th 2017
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IRELAND: “Can Ireland afford Universal Basic Income?” – a Public Debate

Dublin - 21th February 2017
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United States: Sean Kline speaks at sold out event on Universal Basic Income
San Francisco - January 23rd 2017
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UK: BIEN co-founder to speak at student-led economics conference
Glasgow - March 12th 2017
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FROM THE WEB

Scott Santens, “Why we should all have a basic income”

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FRANCE: Piketty’s comments on basic income cause confusion

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The Economist, “Bonfire of the subsidies: India debates the case for a universal basic income”

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Kevin McKenna, “The Scottish pioneer whose plan for a basic income could transform Britain”

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GUY STANDING: Basic Income Possible within the Next Ten Years

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Ronald Blaschke, “Sustainable Ecological Transition is Impossible Without Unconditional Social Security for All People”

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Natalie Shoemaker, “How Basic Income Could Unlock Humanity’s Altruism and Creativity”

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Prashant D.P., “UBI | Pockets to fill, mouths to feed”

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ACADEMIC LITERATURE

UNITED KINGDOM: David Piachaud Calls Basic Income a Wasteful Distraction from Other Methods of Tackling Poverty

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OPINIONS & REVIEW

Work, meaning, and the basic income

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Basic income is superior to the job guarantee

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Basic Income as All-inclusive Democratic Subsidy

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Conservative Carbon Dividend Proposal is a Welcome Development for Introduction of Partial Basic Income

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China must be ready for automation

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On the ‘automation’ argument for basic income

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AUDIO / VIDEO

VIDEO: UK’s Work and Pensions Committee oral evidence on basic income (summary of content)

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VIDEO: “The Case for Basic Income” by Sebastian Johnson

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VIDEO: Citizen’s Basic Income Network Scotland meeting in Kelty, Fife

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VIDEO: Al Jazeera Panel Debates Basic Income

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VIDEO: Launch of the Buchanan Institute’s “Making the Case for a Universal Basic Income”

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Matt Bruenig on “passive income”: viral article and video interview

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