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USBIG NewsFlash Volume 17, no. 94, April 2016
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SPECIAL NOTE

The North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress 2016 is rapidly approaching.
 
It will take place in Winnipeg, Canada at the University of Manitoba on May 12 – 15. 
 
The detailed programme is now available at:  http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/social_work/about/879.html
 
REMINDER:  early bird registration rates are available only until April 20.

USBIG NewsFlash Volume 17, no. 94, April 2016

 
NEWS
 
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UNITED STATES: White House Economic Report Discusses Technological Automation

NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
 
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INDIA: NGO Proposes Implementing Citizen’s Dividend through Mining Reforms

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EUROPEAN UNION: Unconditional Basic Income Europe Works with New Democracy Movement

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UK public service union UNISON starts to look into Basic Income

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Scholars urge Italy to adopt Guaranteed Minimum Income

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ARGENTINA: Social Security Administrator Emilio Basavilbaso talks about the universalization of a citizen’s income

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KOREA: Joint Press Conference to Call for Basic Income Scheme, Seoul

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FRANCE: French Movement for a Basic Income contributes to Parliamentary Commission on social welfare review

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SCOTLAND: Scottish National Party Conference calls for universal income

EVENTS
 
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Netherlands: International Congress on Basic Income Experiments, Maastricht

FROM THE WEB
 
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Charles Wohlforth, “Alaska’s dividends help make us equal and protect our common wealth”

 
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Scott Santens, “Robots will Take Your Job”

 
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Futurist Gerd Leonhard on BIG

OPINIONS & REVIEWS
 
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Thinking about Basic Income on International Women’s Day

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On why basic income has not yet been deployed

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Universal basic income: a search for alternative models

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Why basic income can save the planet

AUDIO / VISUAL
 
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VIDEO: The Big Picture, “Universal Basic Income has begun” – interview with Jenna Van Draanen


 
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AUDIO: André Coelho, Discussing Basic Income

ACADEMIC LITERATURE
 
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Alternative Models Considered for Finland’s BI Pilot

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The USBIG NewsFlash is both the newsletter of the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee (USBIG) Network and the U.S. edition of the Basic Income Earth Network’s NewsFlash. The USBIG Network promotes the discussion of the Basic Income Guarantee (BIG) in the United States. BIG is a policy that would unconditionally guarantee at least a subsistence-level income for everyone. 

For questions, contact the editor, Josh Martin: joshedwardmartin@gmail.com.

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