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USBIG NewsFlash Volume 18, no. 106, April 2017
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USBIG NewsFlash Volume 18, no. 106, April 2017

 
NEWS
 
US / KENYA: New study published on results of basic income pilot in Kenya Read more here »

Bill Gates Addresses UBI on Reddit AMA
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NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
 

QUEBEC, CANADA: Government “hints at” Guaranteed Minimum Income in new budget

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BitNation: Recent Advances in Cryptocurrency See Basic Income Tested

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PORTUGAL: Future of work and basic income is discussed in national TV, for the first time

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Taiwan holds ‘historic’ basic income conference

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World premiere of Basic Income documentary Free Lunch Society
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ISRAEL: Government plans to research idea of basic income
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ONTARIO, CANADA: Government releases summary of consultations on minimum income pilot
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HUNGARY: Prime Minister Viktor Orbán speaks harshly against basic income
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FRANCE: Benoît Hamon dilutes basic income proposal
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AUSTRALIA: Group within Labor Left pushing for UBI
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Confusion surrounds EU Leader’s alleged endorsement of Basic Income
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EVENTS
 
USA: What do people do when they are given cash with no strings attached?
Stanford - March 8th 2017
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FROM THE WEB
 

Gideon Haigh, “Basic income for all: a 500-year-old idea whose time has come?”

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Raine Tiessalo, “Universal basic income ‘useless’, says Finland’s biggest union”

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Brad Vorecek, “The Basic Income and Job Guarantees are Complementary, not Opposing Policies”

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Charlie Wood, “Guaranteed paycheck: Does a ‘basic income’ encourage laziness?”

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Joe Chrisp, “Basic income: beyond left and right?”

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Paul, Darity, and Hamilton, “Why We Need a Federal Job Guarantee”

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Shanta Devarajan, “Three reasons for universal basic income”

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JAPAN: Interview with Toru Yamamori, The Nikkei

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AUDIO / VISUAL

VIDEO: Nicole Teke at Crowdsource Week

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Former US Labor Secetary Robert Reich fields questions about Basic Income at Google

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Dinheiro gratis (Free money): podcast with André Coelho in Rádio Renascença (Portugal)

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AUDIO: “Can Less Work be More Fair?” Interview with Green Institute Director

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Thurston Powers, Tyler Prochazka, “WSCJR EP 14: Basic Income part. 2”

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ACADEMIC LITERATURE
 

Bedia François Aka, “Feasible utopia: cutting poverty rate in half using basic income grants in regions and cities of Côte d’Ivoire”

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Patricia Schulz, “Universal basic income in a feminist perspective and gender analysis”

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Political foundation Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung recommends “more detailed empirical research” on basic income for UK

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Kamerade-Hanta and Bennett, “Rewarding work: cross-national differences in benefits, volunteering during unemployment, well-being and mental health”

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Simpson, et al, “The Manitoba Basic Annual Income Experiment: Lessons Learned 40 Years Later”

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OPINIONS & REVIEWS

The job guarantee and automation

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Financing a UBI from existing benefits

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The facts of the basic income movement

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Breaking the Vicious Circle: Basic Income and Sexual Exploitation

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OPINION: Basic Income’s Terminological Quagmire

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Basic Income in India Conference to be held amid National Interest in UBI

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US: Libertarian VP candidate supports basic income

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Helicopter money and basic income: friends or foes?

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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: joshedwardmartin@gmail.com.

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