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USBIG NewsFlash Volume 20, no. 126, January 2019
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USBIG NewsFlash Volume 20, no. 126, January 2019

 
CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT

The next North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress will be held at the Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter College, New York City, June 15-16, 2019. You can learn more by looking at the USBIG website or by emailing Michael Howard at mhoward@maine.edu
RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT AND LABOR RELATIONS
INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP AND PROFIT SHARING
The Roland M. Attenborough Fellowship
For the study of proposals for Universal Capital Accounts to broaden the ownership of income producing capital by all citizens in the United States through changes to tax laws and corporate finance rules and practices
 
Fellows will study an alternative to the Universal Basic Income policy as a potential solution to income and wealth inequality. Researchers will study possible changes to tax laws and corporate finance rules and practices to create a nationwide system of Universal Capital Accounts for every citizen. Such accounts might be financed by government and private credit and broaden the ownership of income producing capital. Researchers will study and propose various changes to tax laws and corporate finance rules and practices that could incentivize the creation of new capital with equity financing rather than with debt and retained earnings. The studies would examine Universal Capital Account policies that might cover everyone with a Social Security number. Researchers will study the possibility of syndicated equity financing being provided to such accounts where income from the new equity might be applied to the repayment of the related debt. Researchers would consider how the remaining income could be distributed to the individual account owners in order to provide them with current income from capital and a capital estate. A final policy analysis report is a requirement of the fellowship. Doctoral students, pre/post tenure scholars and experts with professional degrees especially in finance, law, economics, and policy may apply for the $25,000 stipend that can be used for support and research/travel expenses. Submit an email application with a 1,500 word essay about your proposed project along with a vita by March 30, 2019 with decisions to be announced by April 15, 2019. Please have three letters of reference sent separately to:
fellowship_program@smlr.rutgers.edu  
For information on the Universal Capital Account idea, email the Program Director at blasi@smlr.rutgers.edu. Also see:
https://smlr.rutgers.edu/research-andcenters/fellowship-programs  for a listing of all current and past Fellows.
 
NEWS

 

United States: Democrats add basic income to a climate change addressing plan

Read more here »
 
NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
 

Germany: The first basic income experiment in Germany will start in 2019

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Europe: Green European Journal Asked Experts, Activists, and Politicians About Basic Income

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China: Macao’s Wealth Partaking Scheme expands

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Ukraine: Basic income experiment has started being prepared in Ukraine

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Ukraine: Another basic income experiment is being developed in Ukraine

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Canada: Ontario’s basic income experiment ended, but the ground is fertile for more pilots

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PODCAST: Floyd Marinescu talks about basic income on Canadian CBC Radio

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Sweden: MP Rebecka Le Moine introduces a motion in Parliament for the investigation of basic income

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Canada: Canada’s Federal Government is assembling a National Advisory Council on Poverty

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EVENTS
 

Events: Nature 2.0 – The Future is Abundant

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Conference: “The Great Transformation: On the Future of Modern Societies”

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Dinner Event in San Francisco on January 23, 2019:
 

brunchwork w/ Jim Pugh of the Universal Income Project

Date: Wednesday, January 23

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: General Assembly, 225 Bush Street

Promo Code: BRUNCHWORK20SF (20% off)

Details:

Join us at brunchwork to connect with industry leaders and meet brilliant peers over a farm-to-table meal!

On Wednesday, January 23, dive into universal basic income over dinner with Jim Pugh, cofounder of the Universal Income Project.

You’ll also meet James Waugh, the VP of Franchise Content & Strategy at Lucasfilm, who has worked on films like Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Solo.

RSVP HERE & use code BRUNCHWORK20SF for 20% off.

AUDIO / VISUAL

VIDEO: Basic Income Visuals goes online

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Icarus Film's Documentary about Universal Basic Income Available to Stream:
  • Free Lunch Society will be available on iTunes January 22nd and DVD on February 5th (Amazon is a maybe for now). 
ACADEMIC LITERATURE
 

United States: Harvard Economist Argues for Replacement of the EITC with a Basic Income

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OPINIONS & REVIEWS
 

’21 Lessons for the 21st Century’ shows humanity’s challenges

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The marginalization of ‘basic income’ in Canada

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Canada: Event on Guaranteed Livable Income and Sustainable Futures

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Is basic income ‘not necessary’ for Russia?

Read more here »
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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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