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USBIG NewsFlash Volume 17, no. 99, September 2016
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USBIG NewsFlash Volume 17, no. 99, September 2016

 
NEWS

CALIFORNIA, US: State Legislature Recommends Carbon Tax and Dividend

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UNITED STATES: Black Lives Matter endorses UBI in official platform

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NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
 
 

 

UK: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn “looking at” Basic Income

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Basic Income, sustainable consumption and the ‘DeGrowth’ movement 

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CANADA: Another Health Unit is Joining the Growing Body of Support from Public Health Organizations for Basic Income

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CANADA: Majority Support Guaranteed Income in Angus Reid Poll

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CANADA: Canada’s new Child Benefit grows towards universality and basic needs coverage

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GERMANY: Mein Grundeinkommen to give away 50th basic income (Aug 23)

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FINLAND: New Basic Income Course at University of Tampere

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FINLAND: Legislation for Basic Income Experiment Underway

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UK: Economists Demand Cash Transfers to Stimulate Growth

Finland: Governmental announcement for the basic income experiment: the ministry’s comments, experts’ concerns

UK: Trades Union Congress to vote on UBI motion
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EVENTS
 

UNITED STATES: Third Basic Income Create-a-thon
New Orleans - September 9-11th 2016
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CANADA: Basic income at the World Social Forum in Montréal

Montreal - August 9-14th 2016 
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MALMÖ, SWEDEN: Guy Standing to speak at The Conference

Malmö - August 17-18th 2016
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KINGSTON, ONTARIO: Guy Standing at Social Canada Revisited, Aug 23

Kingston - August 23rd 2016 
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THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS: Expert Meeting on “Sense (and Nonsense) of a Basic Income”

The Hague - September 1st 2016
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FINLAND: Nordic Basic income seminar
Turku - August 25th 2016
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SCOTLAND: Exploring a Universal Basic Income
Glasgow - August 19th 2016
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NEW ZEALAND: Basic Income Roadshow (through Sep 25)
Rotorua, Taupo, Auckland - September 19-25th 2016
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FROM THE WEB
 

Daniel Hemel, “The Case Against a Universal Basic Income That Isn’t”

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Gary Herman, “The New Unionism—Part 1: Precarity, Work and the Basic Income”

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Moisés Naím, “As Robots Take Our Jobs, Guaranteed Income Might Ease the Pain”

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James Surowiecki, “The Case for Free Money: Why don’t we have universal basic income?”

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Basic income calculator shows policy’s feasibility

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Mike Konczal, “These Policies Could Move America Toward a Universal Basic Income”

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Elizabeth Anderson, “Common Property: How Social Insurance Became Confused with Socialism”

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AUDIO / VISUAL
 

VIDEO: “Free Money Society” event in Amsterdam

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AUDIO: “Money for Nothing” on BBC Radio 4

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AUDIO: “A basic income, or the end of welfare?” (Policy Forum Podcast)

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AUDIO / VIDEO: Future Thinkers on Basic Income

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Video: Basic Income and the Work of Karl Widerquist

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VIDEO: Videos from 2016 BIEN Congress now online

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ACADEMIC LITERATURE
 
 

Johannes Haushofer and Jeremy Shapiro, “The Short-Term Impact of Unconditional Cash Transfers to the Poor: Experimental Evidence from Kenya”

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Bedia François, “Quantitative Impacts Of Basic Income Grant On Income Distribution In Cote D’Ivoire: Time To Change Our Societies”

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Massive cash transfer study shows ‘impressive’ results

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OPINIONS & REVIEWS
 

Response: Money for nothing

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Response: Indian MP Thinks Basic Income is The Cat’s Pajamas

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US: Petition for basic income pilot program

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Basic income: the post social democratic economic pathway for the 21st century

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SUMMARY: Guy Standing, “The Corruption of Capitalism: Why rentiers thrive and work does not pay”

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Basic Income Interviews: Juon Kim

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Basic Income Interviews: Mar Velez

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Green Technology: Another reason we need basic income

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Zwolinski: Basic income helps ‘protect freedom’

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Basic income: A new era in capitalism

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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. 

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