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USBIG NewsFlash Volume 18, no. 105, March 2017
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USBIG NewsFlash Volume 18, no. 105, March 2017

 
NEWS
 

US: Prominent Republicans call for carbon tax and dividend
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US: Researchers plan study of basic income’s effects on children’s brains
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Why we should put ‘basic’ before ‘universal’ in the pursuit of income equality – John Quiggin
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Elon Musk reaffirms UBI prediction at World Government Summit
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NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
 

European Parliament rejects proposal to encourage consideration of Basic Income

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FRANCE: Piketty’s comments on basic income cause confusion

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INDIA: Government Economic Survey presents case for basic income

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CANADA: Over 10,000 people have signed to support Basic Income

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CANADA: Federal minister fields questions on basic income at meeting with students

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Taiwan: Executive branch to view presentation on basic income pilot

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Korea: New presidential candidate promises universal basic income

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GOA, INDIA: Goenchi Mati Movement gains political support

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FRANCE: French minister Ségolène Royal backs Hamon’s basic income proposal

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Activists launch project for a global Basic Income for Refugees

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UK: Labour Party sets up working group to investigate UBI

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND: Basic Income pilot feasibility study approved by City Council
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SPAIN: Barcelona prepares study of Guaranteed Minimum Income
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Basic income pilot in Kenya to receive up to $493,000 from eBay founder’s firm
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EVENTS
 

United States: Sean Kline speaks at sold out event on Universal Basic Income
San Francisco - January 23rd 2017
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FROM THE WEB
 

Scott Santens, “Why we should all have a basic income”

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FRANCE: Piketty’s comments on basic income cause confusion

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The Economist, “Bonfire of the subsidies: India debates the case for a universal basic income”

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Kevin McKenna, “The Scottish pioneer whose plan for a basic income could transform Britain”

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GUY STANDING: Basic Income Possible within the Next Ten Years

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Ronald Blaschke, “Sustainable Ecological Transition is Impossible Without Unconditional Social Security for All People”

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Natalie Shoemaker, “How Basic Income Could Unlock Humanity’s Altruism and Creativity”

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Prashant D.P., “UBI | Pockets to fill, mouths to feed”

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AUDIO / VISUAL

VIDEO: UK’s Work and Pensions Committee oral evidence on basic income (summary of content)

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VIDEO: “The Case for Basic Income” by Sebastian Johnson

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VIDEO: Citizen’s Basic Income Network Scotland meeting in Kelty, Fife

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VIDEO: Al Jazeera Panel Debates Basic Income

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VIDEO: Launch of the Buchanan Institute’s “Making the Case for a Universal Basic Income”

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Matt Bruenig on “passive income”: viral article and video interview

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ACADEMIC LITERATURE
 

UNITED KINGDOM: David Piachaud Calls Basic Income a Wasteful Distraction from Other Methods of Tackling Poverty

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OPINIONS & REVIEWS
 

Work, meaning, and the basic income

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Basic income is superior to the job guarantee

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Basic Income as All-inclusive Democratic Subsidy

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Conservative Carbon Dividend Proposal is a Welcome Development for Introduction of Partial Basic Income

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China must be ready for automation

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On the ‘automation’ argument for basic income

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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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