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USBIG NewsFlash Volume 16, no. 88, October 2015
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USBIG NewsFlash Volume 16, no. 88, October 2015

 
NEWS
 
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ALASKA, USA: New poll shows declining support for the Alaska Dividend

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UNITED STATES: Meet BIMA, the new Basic Income organization in Massachusetts

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UNITED STATES: Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich focuses attention on Basic Income

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ALASKA: Citizens’ Dividend Reaches $2,072

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UNITED STATES: Nobel Laureate, Joseph Stiglitz, Endorses Unconditional Basic Income

NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
 
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SPAIN: Spanish Podemos’ Círculo Renta Básica (Basic Income Group) presents its Basic Income Proposal











 
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CANADA: 178 Physicians Sign Letter Sent to Ontario’s Minister of Health Requesting UBI

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CANADA: Canadian Medical Association Officially Endorses Basic Income at General Council

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CANADA: Thunder Bay Mayor Publicizes Support for Basic Income

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Thomas Piketty further discusses his book “Capital in the twenty-first century” and extends relations to basic income

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GERMANY: Ralph Boes’ Sanction Starvation

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SOUTH KOREA: Mayor of Seongnam City talks on his plan for ‘Youth Dividend’

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INTERNATIONAL: Interview series about Basic Income Week

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United Kingdom: Basic income supporter John McDonnell becomes shadow chancellor

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CANADA: Green Party Platform includes livable income

EVENTS
 
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BIEN’s Basic Income Week “Ask Me Anything” Series Begins Tuesday, September 15












 
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Minnesota, US: Basic Income Week Conference, 19th September 2015

FROM THE WEB
 
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Olivia Arigho Stiles, “Universal Basic Income – treading the ‘capitalist road to communism’?”

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Jack Smith IV, “Basic Income, the Most Radical Innovation in Minimum Wage, Has Silicon Valley to Thank.”

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Nicolas Colin and Bruno Palier, “The next safety net”

 
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Daniel Araya, “Interview: Scott Santens talks universal basic income, and why the U.S. could adopt it by 2035″

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Mark White, “The robots are stealing our jobs: could a basic income system save us?”

OPINIONS & REVIEWS
 
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Analysing Social Policy Concepts and Language: Comparative and transnational perspectives, by Daniel Béland and Klaus Petersen (eds), a review

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Size of a Citizens’ Dividend from Carbon Fees, Implications for Growth

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Social Rights and Human Welfare, by Hartley Dean, a review

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THE DECIDER CLASS: Gatekeepers in the System

ACADEMIC LITERATURE
 
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American Political Science Association, “Democratic Imperatives: Innovations in Rights, Participation, and Economic Citizenship”

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Claudia and Dirk Haarmann, “Relief through cash: Impact assessment of the emergency cash grant in Namibia”

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Stewart Lansley, “How Social Wealth Funds Could Help Tackle Inequality.”

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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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