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USBIG NewsFlash Volume 17, no. 97, July 2016
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USBIG NewsFlash Volume 17, no. 97, July 2016

 
NEWS

 

UNITED STATES: Winner of $15,000 basic income raffle announced

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UNITED STATES: Y Combinator plans basic income pilot in Oakland

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UNITED STATES: DC Council passes measure to study basic income

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UNITED STATES: President Obama Discusses Basic Income Without Clearly Endorsing or Opposing It
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NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
 

UNITED KINGDOM: Labour Party to look into Basic Income

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Switzerland’s Basic Income Referendum Day – Live Report

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GERMANY: Mein Grundeinkommen June 2016 update

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Switzerland’s Basic Income Referendum: A Retrospective

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UNITED KINGDOM: Trade union GMB passes pro-UBI motion

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LATIN AMERICA: UN economic commission encourages examination of basic income

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FRANCE: the Senate gets into the swing of things

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AUSTRALIA: Pirate Party endorses basic income

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EU: MEPs call on Mario Draghi to consider helicopter money
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CANADA: Ontario reaches further into basic income implementation
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NOVA SCOTIA: New Democratic Party passes basic income resolution
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CANADA: Basic income is discussed at Food Bank Conference
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EVENTS
 

NORWAY: BIEN’s Guy Standing to speak at Nordic Social Security Conference

Oslo - June 8-10th 2016 
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ITALY: Iseo Summer School 2016 (13th edition)

Iseo - June 11-18th 2016
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POLAND: International Basic Income conference to be held in Warsaw

Warsaw - June 17-18th 2016 
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SAN FRANCISCO: Andy Stern to speak on UBI, June 28

San Francisco - June 28th 2016
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FROM THE WEB
 

Eduardo Rodriguez-Montemayor, “How to Share the Benefits of Technology”

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Ben Tarnoff, “Tech billionaires got rich off us. Now they want to feed us the crumbs”

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Gerald Huff, “Basic income is the best way to survive the robot takeover”

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Renana Jhabvala, “India’s time for unconditional cash transfers”

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Anthony Painter and Scott Santens “debate” in Positive News

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Nkateko Chauke, “An African Identity We All Aspire To”

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AUDIO / VISUAL

VIDEO: Varoufakis and Chomsky on UBI

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Videos of 2016 North American BIG Congress online

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VIDEO: Podemos Renta Básica – Renta Básica YA! [Basic Income NOW!]

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VIDEO: Edward Skidelsky, Unconditional Basic Income and Degrowth keynote lecture

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ACADEMIC LITERATURE
 

Rasmus Schjoedt, “India’s Basic Income Experiment”

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University of Tampere lectures on UBI available online

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AUSTRALIA: Productivity Commission report tentatively broaches BI

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Karl Widerquist and Grant S. McCall, “Prehistoric Myths in Modern Political Philosophy”

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OPINIONS & REVIEWS
 

After Switzerland – Learning Political Lessons is Key!

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GERMANY: The Topic of Basic Income will Determine Elections by 2021

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Basic Income as Proposal, as Project, and as Idea

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BOOK: Malcolm Torry, The Feasibility of Citizen’s Income

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Help make history: Create the largest basic income pilot yet

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Max Harris, “Would a universal basic income make us lonely?”

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Copyright © 2015 USBIG Newsflash, All rights reserved.

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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