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USBIG NewsFlash Volume 16, no. 90 December 2015
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USBIG NewsFlash Volume 16, no. 90, December 2015

 
NEWS
 
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UNITED STATES: Successful launch for America’s first crowdfunded basic income project

 
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UNITED STATES: Libertarians debate the Basic Income

NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
 
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THE NETHERLANDS: Four municipalities have to make a uniform plan for basic income pilot projects

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IRELAND: Largest Opposition Party Fianna Fáil proposes a commission for Basic Income

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CANADA: Ruling Party’s Women’s Commission calls resolution for UBI experiment

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Iceland: Everyone to get paid in bank sale

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PORTUGAL: Yet another presidential candidate leaning towards basic income

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United Kingdom: Motion for UBI will be discussed at Left Unity conference

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SPAIN: Podemos introduces a conditional grant in its electoral program

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CANADA: Food banks charity calls for basic income to replace “beyond repair” welfare system

 
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ITALY: Basic Income Network Italy in parliamentary commission hearing about GMI

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NEW ZEALAND: Basic Income activists on the rise in New Zealand

 
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ICELAND: Pirates Submit Proposal For Universal Basic Income In Iceland

EVENTS
 
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First basic income create-a-thon in San Francisco a great success

FROM THE WEB
 
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Sophie Weiner, ‘What will people do if they don’t have to work for a living?’

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Malcolm Torry, ‘Why we should pay everyone: cutting tax credits brings the idea of a Citizen’s Income closer to the mainstream’

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Rick Wartzman, “Startup CEO Loves Tech but Fears Millions Will Be Jobless”

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Jack Smith, “Even Big Banks Think Robot Automation Will Lead to Further Income Inequality”

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Alyssa Hertig, “How Bitcoin Could Make Distributing a Universal Basic Income Actually Possible”

OPINIONS & REVIEWS
 
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Kevin Boyd, “A negative income tax beats both the minimum wage and welfare”

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Review of “Social Policy: Theory and Practice,” by Paul Spicker

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SWEDEN: Basic income taken seriously but media remains skeptical

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Would a Basic Income ‘corrupt’ the poor?

ACADEMIC LITERATURE
 
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Caitlin McLean, ‘Beyond Care: Expanding the Feminist Debate on Universal Basic Income’

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Michael Story, ‘Free market welfare: The case for a Negative Income Tax’

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Jordi Arcarons, Daniel Raventós, Lluís Torrens, “”Guaranteed jobs” from Izquierda Unida and “Plan of income guarantee” from Podemos, against poverty: two very weak proposals”

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Daniel Raventós, The material conditions of freedom

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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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