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BIEN NewsFlash 90, December 2015
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NewsFlash Volume 90, December 2015

NEWS
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THE NETHERLANDS: Four municipalities have to make a uniform plan for basic income pilot projects

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IRELAND: Largest Opposition Party Fianna Fáil proposes a commission for Basic Income

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CANADA: Ruling Party’s Women’s Commission calls resolution for UBI experiment

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Iceland: Everyone to get paid in bank sale

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PORTUGAL: Yet another presidential candidate leaning towards basic income

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United Kingdom: Motion for UBI will be discussed at Left Unity conference

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Kevin Boyd, “A negative income tax beats both the minimum wage and welfare”

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SPAIN: Podemos introduces a conditional grant in its electoral program

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CANADA: Food banks charity calls for basic income to replace “beyond repair” welfare system

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UNITED STATES: Successful launch for America’s first crowdfunded basic income project

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ITALY: Basic Income Network Italy in parliamentary commission hearing about GMI

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NEW ZEALAND: Basic Income activists on the rise in New Zealand

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UNITED STATES: Libertarians debate the Basic Income

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ICELAND: Pirates Submit Proposal For Universal Basic Income In Iceland

EVENTS

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PARIS, France: UBI experiment in Brazil, 4 November

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BUDAPEST, UBI-Europe International Conference, Hungary: 20-21 November 2015

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Leeds, United Kingdom: Readers’ meeting on Paul Mason’s ‘Postcapitalism’, 16 Nov 2015

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Italy: PESCARA Citizen’s Income: a proposal for Italy and Europe, November 23, 2015

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PORTUGAL: Basic Income talks in Braga

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First basic income create-a-thon in San Francisco a great success

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ROME, ITALY: International day for the eradication of poverty, October 17, 2015

FROM THE WEB

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Sophie Weiner, ‘What will people do if they don’t have to work for a living?’

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Malcolm Torry, ‘Why we should pay everyone: cutting tax credits brings the idea of a Citizen’s Income closer to the mainstream’

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Rick Wartzman, “Startup CEO Loves Tech but Fears Millions Will Be Jobless”

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Jack Smith, “Even Big Banks Think Robot Automation Will Lead to Further Income Inequality”

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Alyssa Hertig, “How Bitcoin Could Make Distributing a Universal Basic Income Actually Possible”

OPINIONS & REVIEW

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Daniel Häni, Philip Kovce: Was fehlt, wenn alles da ist? [What’s missing if everything is there?]

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Review of “Social Policy: Theory and Practice,” by Paul Spicker

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SWEDEN: Basic income taken seriously but media remains skeptical

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Would a Basic Income ‘corrupt’ the poor?

ACADEMIC LITERATURE

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Caitlin McLean, ‘Beyond Care: Expanding the Feminist Debate on Universal Basic Income’

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Michael Story, ‘Free market welfare: The case for a Negative Income Tax’

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Jordi Arcarons, Daniel Raventós, Lluís Torrens, “”Guaranteed jobs” from Izquierda Unida and “Plan of income guarantee” from Podemos, against poverty: two very weak proposals”

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Daniel Raventós, The material conditions of freedom

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