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About BI News
A basic income is an income unconditionally granted to all on an individual basis, without means test or work requirement. For more information about Basic Income see USBIG and the Basic Income Earth Network.

Basic Income News is the online incarnation of the BIEN NewsFlash and affiliated publications, such as the USBIG Newsletter. The BIEN NewsFlash and its predecessor, the BIEN Newsletter, have been in publication since 1988. They are the creation of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN), an international organization promoting discussion of Basic Income around the world. For information about BIEN, click here.

The USBIG Newsletter has been going since the year 2000. It is the creation of the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network (the USBIG Network), BIEN’s affiliate in the United States. For more information about the USBIG Network, click here.

Basic Income News began in the spring of 2011, when Joerg Drescher approached the editors of the BIEN and USBIG Newsletters about creating an online version of the basic income newsletters, in hopes that it would be more up-to-the minute and interactive. This site will have frequently updated news stories about Basic Income around the world, provided initially by BIEN and USBIG. We hope soon that many more of BIEN’s affiliates will contribute as well.

If you have news about Basic Income that you think should be published in Basic Income News, please contact the editors at <>. Make sure that the information you send is complete, reliable, and in accordance with copyright rules.

Chief editor, Karl Widerquist (
Craig Axford
F. H. Pitts
Jenna van Draanen
Josh Martin (
Toby Rane (

Managing Editor:
Joerg Drescher

Paul Nollen
Sandro Gobetti (Basic Income Network Italy)
Gwang Eun Choi (Basic Income Korean Network)

Joerg Drescher (

Additional contributions:
The BIEN Executive Committee
The USBIG Committee
Citizen’s Income Trust

Founding editors:
Philippe Van Parijs
Yannick Vanderborght
Karl Widerquist