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USBIG NewsFlash Volume 18, no. 103, January 2017
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USBIG NewsFlash Volume 18, no. 103, January 2017

 
EDITORIAL
 

As pilots take flight, keep a bird’s-eye view on basic income

By Kate McFarland, USBIG Secretary
NEWS
 

US: New Project Pledges $10 Million to Support Basic Income Research

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ALASKA, US: Judge Upholds Governor’s Veto of Part of State’s Social Dividend

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US: Cultural advocacy group releases platform, demands basic income

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US: Raising the Floor on Wall Street Journal’s “Who Read What” in 2016
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US: National city advocacy group recommends “exploring” basic income
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US: White House report rejects Basic Income as a solution to automation worries
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NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
 

ICELAND: Pirate Party invited to form government, supports investigation of BI

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GERMANY: Remarks by CEO of Europe’s largest engineering company spark interest in UBI

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UK: RSA wins Think Tank of the Year award, Basic Income research acknowledged

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INDIA: Member of Parliament Jay Panda expresses support for basic income

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SOUTH AFRICA: Leader of Largest Trade Union Federation Calls for BIG

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BC, CANADA: Green Party advocates five-year Basic Income pilot

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SPAIN: Podemos determined to push for basic income in the Spanish Andalucia region

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NEW ZEALAND: Gareth Morgan’s new political party puts off UBI to “phase two”

 

P.E.I., CANADA: Legislature agrees unanimously to work with federal government to set up BIG pilot
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THE NETHERLANDS: Party for the Animals wants Universal Basic Income to be investigated
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UK: Public Service Union Calls for Basic Income “Micro-Pilot”
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FINLAND: Basic Income experiment authorized by Parliament
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BRAZIL: Basic Income Startup gives “lifetime basic incomes” to villagers
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CANADA: Food Bank Canada recommends creating a national basic income to curb the “unacceptably high” reliance on food banks
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ITALY: Basic Income Pilot Launched in Italian Coastal City
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EVENTS
 

US: BIEN cofounder Guy Standing to address “Challenge of Precarious Labor”

Washington DC - December 5th 2016
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FROM THE WEB
 

Gary Fowler, “Universal basic income: If a robot takes your job, it could actually be good for you”

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Himanshu, “Is India ready for universal basic income?”

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Nimai Mehta, “A universal basic income to step up economic reform”

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Yanis Varoufakis, “The Universal Right to Capital Income” (Oct 31) Project Syndicate

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GERMANY: How MP’s proposed “family pact” differs from UBI

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Daniel Häni: Basic income is an initiative against laziness

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Catherine Clifford, “Elon Musk says robots will push us to a universal basic income—here’s how it would work”

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AUDIO / VISUAL

UK: Malcolm Torry lecture on “Money for everyone”

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VIDEO: Experimenting with Basic Income in Finland and the Netherlands

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VIDEO: Europe’s largest startup conference holds panel on basic income

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VIDEO: Guy Standing on the impending revolt of the precariat

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VIDEO: BIEN’s 30th Anniversary Reunion

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VIDEO: Basic Income panel at Stanford University, co-sponsored by White House and Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

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VIDEO: Campfire Convention panel “Universal Basic Income: A Utopian Vision or a Viable Reality?”

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OPINIONS & REVIEWS
 

Netherlands: Thirty years of Basic Income

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Canada: Meet the minister who wrote the book on Basic Income

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Neither universal nor individual nor unconditional

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BIEN is 30: Interview with Philippe Van Parijs

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Interview: Basic income can ‘mend the net’

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An Interview with Dr. Kate McFarland (Part Two)

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BIEN Stories: Hyosang Ahn

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BIEN Stories: Toru Yamamori

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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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