European Citizens’ Initiative for an Unconditional Basic Income has a webpage with daily updates on the number of signatures collected for the initiative. As of December 11, 2013, more than 166,285 people have signed the petition in favor of a basic income for the European Union. The proposals requires 1,000,000 signatures of EU citizens to [...]
The Washington Post’s Wonkblog Debates recently hosted a debate about the universal basic income. The following four videos from that debate were post on the Washington Post’s online television station on December 5, 2013: VIDEO: A world without workers, but universal basic income VIDEO: Tax subsidies versus cash subsidies VIDEO: Basic income versus a social [...]
David Graeber, anthropologist, author of Debt: the First 5,000 Years, and major figure of the Occupy Movement, endorses BIG in this interview. Arthur de Grave and Benjamin Tincq, “Can debt catalyse the next global rebellion? An interview with David Graeber,” OUIShare: Connectiong the Collaborative Economy, 9 October 2013.
This 12-minute, 48-second video discusses the libertarian (pro-market) case for basic income. Caleb Brown: “Libertarians for a Guaranteed Minimum Income? Interview with Matt Zwolinski,” The CATO Institute Daily Podcast, December 5, 2013. http://www.cato.org/multimedia/daily-podcast/libertarians-guaranteed-minimum-income.
Ezra Klein hosted a debate over whether basic income is a good idea for making a more efficient and fair welfare state–or a nutty European fantasy. The debate began at 6:30pm on Tuesday December 3 at the DC Improv: 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW. More info: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/11/29/were-debating-a-universal-guaranteed-income-you-should-come/ Four videos from the debate are online at: http://www.tele-management.ca/2013/12/video-basic-income-versus-a-social-safety-net/ [...]
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