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USBIG NewsFlash Volume 17, no. 95, May 2016
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USBIG NewsFlash Volume 17, no. 95, May 2016

 
NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
 

 

Varoufakis: Basic income is an essential approach for social democracy

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SWITZERLAND: Lausanne City Council Adopts Motion For Basic Income Pilot

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SWITZERLAND: Basic Income would cost only 25 billion, government report shows

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FRANCE: Report to Prime Minister on welfare review paves the way for basic income
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SWITZERLAND: 40% of the population set to vote favourably to basic income referendum

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MEXICO: The Senate and ECLA organize seminar on basic income

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ITALY: Basic Income Network members are called the Parliament

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KENYA: GiveDirectly will start a major basic income trial

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PORTUGAL: Draghi welcomed in Lisbon by “Quantitative Easing for People” banner

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ITALY: 13.607 signatures for a guaranteed minimum income delivered in Naples

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FRANCE: Economic, Social and Environmental Council will examine citizens’ income

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NEW ZEALAND: Labour Party considers Universal Basic Income

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CANADA: Ontario is Ready to Test a Basic Income

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FINLAND: KELA has sent preliminary report to Prime Minister

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MANITOBA, CANADA: Winnipeg Harvest pushes for basic income

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SWITZERLAND: Campaign Pledges 180k euros to create the World’s biggest poster

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NETHERLANDS: A Proposal for National Basic Income Sent to the Lower House of Parliament

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UGANDA: New Two-Year Basic Income Pilot Project

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TAIWAN: A Group for UBI formed

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EVENTS
 

Scott Santens and Jack Smith IV discuss basic income at Collision

New Orleans - April 26-28th 2016
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Second Basic Income Create-A-Thon

Los Angeles - April 15-17th 
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Panel Discussion on Basic Income

San Francisco - April 21th 
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FROM THE WEB
 

Chris Weller, “This guy gets a $1,100 per month ‘basic income’ for doing absolutely nothing”

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Evgeny Morozov on the Bay Area’s Basic Income Movement

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Martin Sandbu, “Free lunch: basic welfare policy”

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Scott Santens, “Basic Income on the March (a month in review)”

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Mark Walker, “Capitalism Mandates a Basic Income Guarantee”

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Andrew Flowers, “What would happen if we just gave people money?”

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OPINIONS & REVIEWS

Simplifying childcare benefits

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Does the Basic Income overlook disabled individuals?

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NEW BOOK: Utopia for Realists by Rutger Bregman

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CANADA: Robert-Falcon Ouellette’s petition to study basic income marked by his own childhood

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ACADEMIC LITERATURE

SWITZERLAND: Book on Basic Income Referendum Published


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AUDIO / VISUAL

 

AUDIO: Stephen J. Dubner, “Is the World Ready for a Guaranteed Basic Income?”

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UNITED KINGDOM: Financial Times interview with Anthony Painter and Giles Wilkes

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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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