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USBIG NewsFlash Volume 17, no. 100, October 2016
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USBIG NewsFlash Volume 17, no. 100, October 2016

 
NEWS
 

WORLDWIDE: Ninth International Basic Income Week (Sep 19-25)

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UNITED STATES: U.S. Congress Discusses Artificial Intelligence, Robots, and Basic Income

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ALASKA, US: Senator files suit against Governor’s veto of half of Permanent Fund Dividend

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US / KENYA: Charity GiveDirectly announces initial basic income pilot study
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US: Results of Third Basic Income Create-a-thon
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ALASKA, US: Amount of 2016 Permanent Fund Dividend to be $1022
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NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
 

UK: Major Trade Union Federation Endorses UBI

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ONTARIO, CANADA: New Report on Minimum Income Pilot

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UK: Fabian Society releases report covering basic income and “individual credits”

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FINLAND: Governmental announcement of the basic income experiment: the Greens’ response

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UK: Labour Party Leadership Contender Dismisses Basic Income

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INDIA: Government Economic Survey to address UBI

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UK: Prime Minister controversially proposes to distribute fracking revenues to households

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NETHERLANDS: Basic Income debated for first time in Parliament

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NETHERLANDS: Debate about unconditional Basic Income in Parliament

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UK: UBI Debate Held in House of Commons

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SPAIN [Basque Country]: Political party Elkarrekin Podemos defends basic income in upcoming elections

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FINLAND: Governmental announcement for the basic income experiment: the Pirates’ response

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CANADA: BICN’s Recent Submission to the Finance Committee

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FRANCE: Prime Minister Pledges Again to Open the Debate on Basic Income
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AUSTRALIA: Fabians Host Well-Attended Panel on UBI
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CANADA: Basic Income Petition Gathers Over 20,000 Signatures
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MEXICO: Mexico City Constitution may include Basic Income
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FROM THE WEB
 

Nickolaus Hines, “Robots Could Make Basic Income a Necessity”

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Canadian Dimension Special Edition on Basic Income

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Marcus Brancaglione, “Renda Básica Universal já não é mais um assunto tão maldito assim [Basic Income is not an issue so damned anymore]”

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AUDIO / VISUAL

VIDEOS: Basic Income LA on Homelessness, Domestic Violence

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VIDEO: Philippe Van Parijs at TEDx Ghent

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VIDEO: Reinvent’s “This Future of Sharing” series

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VIDEO: Ray Kurzweil on Universal Basic Income

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OPINIONS & REVIEWS

Finnish basic income experiment: Fear of the consequences

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Basic Income, Job Guarantees and the Non-Monetary Value of Jobs: Response to Davenport and Kirby

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An Unconditional Basic Income for 60 Plus

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What do we have here? IMF economists defending basic income?

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Social security and social inclusion

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Reconciling UBI with Immigration Concerns

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I see no plan: Basic income as purchasing power

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An Interview with Jenna van Draanen

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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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