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USBIG NewsFlash Volume 17, no. 92, February 2016
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USBIG NewsFlash Volume 17, no. 92, February 2016

 
NEWS
 
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UNITED STATES: Big push as America’s first crowdfunded basic income project approaches first milestone

 
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Free Money for All: A Basic Income Guarantee Solution for the Twenty-First Century by Mark Walker





















 
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UNITED STATES: Prominent Trade Unionist to Publish Book on Basic Income




















 
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UNITED STATES: Big Milestone for America’s First Crowdfunded Basic Income

NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
 
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IRELAND: Fianna Fáil to promise every citizen €188 every week

 
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FRANCE: Government agency recommends testing basic income

 
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FRANCE: Socialist MP Delphine Batho tables an amendment on basic income

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AUSTRALIA: Second Basic Income Group Emerges

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FINLAND: Over Half of Citizens Support Basic Income

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CANADA: The Saskatchewan NDP Cheered by Province’s Green Party for Supporting Basic Income

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UK: Green MP tables motion for basic income study

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DENMARK: Private Bank Predicts Europe Will Consider Basic Income in 2016

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FRANCE: Minister of Economy says he is open to basic income

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SWITZERLAND: Only 2% of people would stop working if they had a basic income

 
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SWITZERLAND: Robots for Basic Income dance at Davos

EVENTS
 
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National Public Radio to devote entire hour to Basic Income

 
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JOB ALERT: 5 year full-time Basic Income researcher

FROM THE WEB
 
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Elizabeth May, "Paying Everyone A Basic Income Will End Poverty And Save Money"

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Erik Kirschbaum, “If you were handed $1,100 a month, would you amount to anything?”

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Daniel Raventos and Julie Wark, “Basic Income, Basic Issues”

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Caroline Lucas, "These are the simple reasons why a basic income for all could transform our society for the better"

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Jon Stone, “Scrap benefits system and bring in universal ‘citizens wage’ basic income for everyone, think-tank recommends”

OPINIONS & REVIEWS
 
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There is no human future without a basic income

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Will liberals be our allies in the struggle for basic income?

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Review of “101 Reasons for a Citizen’s Income” by Malcolm Torry

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Review of the RSA report on Universal Basic Income

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Beyond temptation: Scholar discusses addiction and basic income

AUDIO / VIDEO
 
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VIDEO: Federico Pistono, “Basic Income and Other Ways to Fix Capitalism”

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VIDEO: The case for Universal Basic Income

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UNITED KINGDOM: BBC radio features Basic Income in its main personal finance programme

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INTERNATIONAL: Christopher Pissarides, a Nobel Laureate, argues for UBI at the World Economic Forum at Davos

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Audio: A Feminist Case For A Universal Basic Income

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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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