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BIEN NewsFlash 95, May 2016
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NewsFlash Volume 95, May 2016

NEWS

Varoufakis: Basic income is an essential approach for social democracy

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SWITZERLAND: Lausanne City Council Adopts Motion For Basic Income Pilot

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SWITZERLAND: Basic Income would cost only 25 billion, government report shows

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FRANCE: Report to Prime Minister on welfare review paves the way for basic income
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SWITZERLAND: 40% of the population set to vote favourably to basic income referendum

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MEXICO: The Senate and ECLA organize seminar on basic income

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ITALY: Basic Income Network members are called the Parliament

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KENYA: GiveDirectly will start a major basic income trial

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PORTUGAL: Draghi welcomed in Lisbon by “Quantitative Easing for People” banner

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ITALY: 13.607 signatures for a guaranteed minimum income delivered in Naples

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FRANCE: Economic, Social and Environmental Council will examine citizens’ income

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NEW ZEALAND: Labour Party considers Universal Basic Income

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CANADA: Ontario is Ready to Test a Basic Income

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FINLAND: KELA has sent preliminary report to Prime Minister

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MANITOBA, CANADA: Winnipeg Harvest pushes for basic income

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SWITZERLAND: Campaign Pledges 180k euros to create the World’s biggest poster

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NETHERLANDS: A Proposal for National Basic Income Sent to the Lower House of Parliament

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UGANDA: New Two-Year Basic Income Pilot Project

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TAIWAN: A Group for UBI formed

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EVENTS

Robots March for Universal Basic Income

Zurich - March 30th 
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Congress Future of Work

Zurich - May 4th 2016
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Second Basic Income Create-A-Thon

Los Angeles - April 15-17th 
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A guaranteed income we need!

Rome - March 23rd 2016
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Panel Discussion on Basic Income

San Francisco - April 21th 
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Scott Santens and Jack Smith IV discuss basic income at Collision

New Orleans - April 26-28th 2016
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FROM THE WEB

Chris Weller, “This guy gets a $1,100 per month ‘basic income’ for doing absolutely nothing”

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Evgeny Morozov on the Bay Area’s Basic Income Movement

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Martin Sandbu, “Free lunch: basic welfare policy”

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Scott Santens, “Basic Income on the March (a month in review)”

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Mark Walker, “Capitalism Mandates a Basic Income Guarantee”

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Andrew Flowers, “What would happen if we just gave people money?”

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ACADEMIC LITERATURE

SWITZERLAND: Book on Basic Income Referendum Published


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OPINIONS & REVIEW

Simplifying childcare benefits

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Does the Basic Income overlook disabled individuals?

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NEW BOOK: Utopia for Realists by Rutger Bregman

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CANADA: Robert-Falcon Ouellette’s petition to study basic income marked by his own childhood

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AUDIO / VIDEO

AUDIO: Stephen J. Dubner, “Is the World Ready for a Guaranteed Basic Income?”

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UNITED KINGDOM: Financial Times interview with Anthony Painter and Giles Wilkes

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