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USBIG NewsFlash Volume 16, no. 98, August 2016
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USBIG NewsFlash Volume 16, no. 98, August 2016

 
NEWS
 





US: White House roundtable discusses basic income

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US: Scott Santens to speak at Rock the Vote in Philadelphia, July 27

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‘Basic income’ inspired song excites NABIG
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US: President’s top economic adviser rejects basic income
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US: Grantcoin Foundation distributes first digital currency basic income grants
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CANADA: Waterloo Regional Council endorses basic income
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US: Former Presidential adviser Alan Krueger joins basic income research team
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US libertarian presidential candidate ‘open’ to basic income
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US: Political Action Committee for Basic Income forms
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US: Two AFL-CIO leaders reveal support for Basic Income
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NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
 

HELSINKI, Finland: Kela Releases Preliminary Report on Finnish Basic Income Experiment

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INDIA: MP from largest political party endorses basic income

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BIN Italia: free online ebook QR3 [Notebooks on Basic Income]

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Hideaki Nakamura, “Question from Switzerland”

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NETHERLANDS: Former CNV head Doekle Terpstra recommends basic income in “new social contract”

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INTERNATIONAL: Live Reports from the BIEN congress

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BRAZIL: Former Senator and long-term BIG activist arrested for protesting the eviction of poor people

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UK’s Largest Trade Union Endorses Basic Income
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INDIA: Economist declares the UBI debate not over
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INTERNATIONAL: BIEN participates in CO-ACTE meetings
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NAMIBIA: Demands Begin for Basic Income, Not Food Banks
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EVENTS
 

CANADA: Basic Income Creation Marathon

Montreal - August 10-12th 2016 
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US: Basic income and care-centered economy workshop

Buffalo, NY - July 10th 2016
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DENMARK: Nordic Conference on Basic Income Pilots

Copenhagen - September 22-23th 2016 
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UK: “The Future of Creative Employment in a Post-Work World” Workshop

London - July 15th 2016
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PORTUGAL: Conversation on Ethics of Basic Income

Vila Real - July 16th 2016 
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IRELAND: Reflections on Basic Income Ireland Summer Forum

Dublin - June 11th 2016
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GERMANY: Moving Towards Degrowth
Berlin - July 26th 2016
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FROM THE WEB
 

Johan Nygren, “Crypto-states make taxation impossible  –  Darwinian Basic Income is the Future”

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Charles Alan Murray, “A Guaranteed Income for Every American”

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Robert Skidelsky, “A basic income could be the best way to tackle inequality”

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Martin Whitlock, “The Basic Income Will Make Sense When People Learn to Value Their Unpaid Work”

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Jane Costello, “Many countries are weighing cash payments to citizens. Could it work in the U.S.?”

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Ursula Huws, “The way we work is changing, but the welfare state hasn’t kept pace”

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AUDIO / VISUAL

AUDIO: “What If Government Just Gave Poor People Cash? It’s Been Tried In Denver”

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VIDEO: Jobless Future: Fact or Fiction?

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ACADEMIC LITERATURE
 

S. Gobetti, L. Santini: The Crisis of Labour, Widespread Precarity and Basic Income

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BOOK: Dick Pels, A Heart for Europe

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“The Concept of Basic Income: Global Experience and Implementation Possibilities in Lithuania”

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BOOK: Vijay Joshi, India’s Long Road to Prosperity

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OPINIONS & REVIEWS

ITALY: Basic income and the future of work

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Interview: UK’s social security needs a ‘fundamental rethink’

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Response: The Economist’s “Basically Flawed” Anti-UBI Argument

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Universal basic income: poor tool to fight poverty? Mapping the debate

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If Citizen’s Income is the Answer, What is the Question?

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Selling the Basic Income

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Donald Drumpf and the Prospects for a Basic Income

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Response: Could a Basic Income Help Poor Countries?

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Response: Money for nothing

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Basic Income Interviews: Nina Šoštarič

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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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