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USBIG NewsFlash Volume 19, no. 125, December 2018
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USBIG NewsFlash Volume 19, no. 125, December 2018

 
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: The Magnolia Mother’s Trust innovates and starts a basic income-like experiment with African American women





















 

United States: “Inherent Good” documentary starts fund-raising campaign

Read more here »

United States: The National League of Cities launches a report for piloting UBI in cities

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Andrew Yang is the anti-Trump candidate

NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
 


India: Alaska Model in India?

Hungary: Basic income related activity in Hungary

Read more here »

EVENTS
 

International: Basic Income Earth Conference 2019 announcement

Read more here »
FROM THE WEB
 

The linguistic scam of Italy’s ‘citizenship income’

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Douglas Rushkoff Warns That Universal Basic Income Is Just Silicon Valley’s Latest Scam

Read more here »

A Partial Basic Income as a Response to our Society Widening Inequality

Read more here »
AUDIO / VISUAL
 

VIDEO: Felix Salmon brings shock while defending basic income live on Fox Business

Read more here »

Widerquist: Appearance on Al Jazeera

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VIDEO: And Introduction to Social Credit

Watch here »


 
ACADEMIC LITERATURE
 

The 2019 World Development Report from the World Bank calls for a New Social Contract, and Universal Basic Income Could be Part of It

Read more here »

Europe: New UBI Research from CESifo

Read more here »
OPINIONS & REVIEWS
 

U.S. Elections: Wave and Counter-Wave

Read more here »

Basic income should join forces with a ‘social network’ revolution

Read more here »

 

Widerquist: Appearance on Al Jazeera

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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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