The U.S. Basic Income Guarantee (USIBG) Network has released a list of forty participants for the Fourteenth Annual North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress (a joint even of USBIG and the Basic Income Canada Network). The Congress will take place in New York City starting Thursday, February 26 – Sunday March 1, 2015. Most events [...]
The Journal of Sociology and Social Welfare—a peer-reviewed, academic research journal—will have a special issue on the Basic Income Guarantee to be published in 2016. Manuscripts submitted by September 30, 2015 will be considered. The editors released the following call for papers: The financial crisis of 2007-2008 and its recessionary aftermath have, once again, raised [...]
The momentum behind Basic Income has been gaining ground for some time now, with more and more media attention including articles in publications such as The Economist and the Washington Post and a community on reddit that just passed 20,000 subscribers and is still growing. That’s not to mention the huge amount of signatures collected [...]
[Josh Martin] Film production group Tree Media are trying to raise $675,000 for the production of a movie on the basic income they are titling Total Freedom. On their page on Indie Go Go, they outline reasons for creating a film on the basic income and cite many major thinkers who have supported the policy [...]
Estonian municipal TV station, Tallinn TV, has broadcasted in the past 7th of October, for the first time ever, a discussion about the universal basic income in its 25-minute program “Mõtleme taas” (“Let’s think again!”). Tallinn TV, Program “Mõtleme taas [Let's think again]“, Tallinn TV, October 7 2014
[Josh Martin] Dylan Matthews, contributor to Vox and formerly to The Washington Post, has written a series of well-researched posts on the universal basic income. Since December 2012, Matthews’s posts have frequently been on Basic Income News. Matthews was included in Politics Daily’s “five rising stars under 25” and started his own politics blog, MiniPundit, [...]
Alanna Hartzok, a long-time support of Basic Income, received 37% of the vote in the Congressional election for 9th Congressional District in Pennsylvania. She received the Democratic Party nomination for Congress earlier this year, and finished second in voting to the Republican incumbent, Bill Shuster. Hartzok is Founder and Co-Director, Earth Rights Institute and author [...]
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