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USBIG NewsFlash Volume 16, no. 86, August 2015
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Apologies for this August edition of the NewsFlash being released so late. This is my (Josh Martin's) first time sending out the NewsFlash and we have just switched over to a new hosting site, which took time to learn and format. The September NewsFlash should be released by the end of the month.

USBIG NewsFlash Volume 16, no. 86, August 2015

 

NEWS
 
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UNITED STATES: Presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders, “absolutely sympathetic” to basic income approach

 
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ALASKA: Attack on Alaska’s Basic Income averted for now but fiscal pressure on its future increases

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A host of sources discuss basic income in response to increasing technology-related job loss

 
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UNITED STATES: Trust fund approach to basic income aims to take edge off political culture war

NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
 
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SWITZERLAND: ‘National Campaign for Unconditional Basic Income’ launched

CANADA: Politicians, Public Health NGO join calls for Basic Income


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FINLAND: New Government Commits to a Basic Income Experiment

 
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CHINA: Macau residents to receive annual basic income

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SPAIN: Efforts Within Podemos to Ensure Basic Income is a General Election Policy

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30 Dutch Municipalities show Interest in Experimenting with Basic Income

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French Regional Council of Aquitaine to assess feasibility of basic income pilots

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IRELAND: Largest Opposition Party Fianna Fáil to Include Basic Income in General Election Manifesto

 
EVENTS
 
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SEOUL, KOREA: “Local Politics and Basic Income: International Conference on Basic Income, June 19-20, 2015

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WINNIPEG, MANITOBA: Fifteenth Annual North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress, May 12 – 15, 2016

FROM THE WEB
 
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Tom Streithorst, “The Economics of Mad Max and Star Trek”

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Roderick Benns, “Basic income guarantee and healthy minimum wage go hand in hand, says retired professor”

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VIDEO: Karl Widerquist, “TEDx Talk: No One Has the Right”

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Albert Wenger, “Debating the Gig Economy: Going Past Industrial Thinking”

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Natalie Shoemaker, “What Happens When Everyone Is Given Basic Income?”

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Kristin Eberhard, “Can we create a world that works for all if the elites in charge don’t want us to?”

OPINIONS & REVIEWS
 
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Opinion: Basic Income strengthens Soft Power

 
 
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Review of “Give a Man a Fish: Reflections on the New Politics of Distribution,” by James Ferguson


 
ACADEMIC LITERATURE
 
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Karl Wilderquist, “The Piketty Observation Against the Institutional Background: How natural is this natural tendency and what can we do about it?”

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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 at joshedwardmartin@gmail.com.

This NewsFlash can also be downloaded as a PDF document on our website www.usbig.net.
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