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UNITED STATES: CNN and The Blaze duel over Basic Income.

The growing debate on basic income has reached CNN this week and prompted a response in the Blaze (the libertarian-conservative news network founded by talk radio personality, Glenn Beck). On April 14, David R. Wheeler praised basic income. The article prompted more than 10,000 comments on CNN.com in the first three days after it’s publication. [...]

Antony Davies & James Harrigan, “Sorry CNN and David Wheeler, but a ‘Basic Income’ Wouldn’t End Poverty.”

Antony Davies & James Harrigan, “Sorry CNN and David Wheeler, but a ‘Basic Income’ Wouldn’t End Poverty.” The Blaze. April 16, 2014

David R. Wheeler, “What if the government guaranteed you an income?”

SUMMARY: This article has received more than 10,000 comments in the first three days since it was Posted. The author, David R. Wheeler, argues that the basic income guarantee is a simple solution to unemployment and underemployment, that it is cheaper than our current social safety net, and that it is gaining adherents on both [...]

Hendrik vom Lehn, “Why we don’t have a basic income yet (and how to get there)”

Hendrik vom Lehn, “Why we don’t have a basic income yet (and how to get there),” Hentrik.vomlehn.de, March 9, 2014.

Hendrik vom Lehn, “Why we should (re-)consider a basic income.”

Hendrik vom Lehn, “Why we should (re-)consider a basic income.” Hentrik.vomlehn.de, March 5, 2014.

Dorotea Mar, “Basic Income is the life-saving boat of a sinking global economy: Interview with Andrey “Boby” Angelov.”

Dorothea Mar conducted this interview with Andrey “Boby” Angelov, the Content Creator for the Bulgarian Facebook page about the European Citizens’ Initiative for Unconditional Basic Income on the 17 January 2014, after the very successful campaign by Bulgaria Basic Income team. Dorotea Mar, “Basic Income is the life-saving boat of a sinking global economy: Interview [...]

Karl Widerquist, “The Basic Income Grant as Social Safety Net for Namibia: Experience and lessons from around the world”

ABSTRACT: This paper discusses strategies for providing a social safety net and argues that the Basic Income Grant (BIG) is the best way forward for Namibia. BIG is a regular, unconditional income given to all individuals as a right of citizenship. This paper draws on international experience from countries (such as the United States, Brazil, [...]

CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI CANADA: The PEI Working Group for a Livable Income is hosting three community workshops about BIG

The PEI Working Group for a Livable Income believes that Prince Edward Island would be an excellent home for a Basic Income Guarantee pilot project. The three community workshops that they are planning will give people a chance to learn more about BIG, and offer their ideas about how it might work, and why they [...]

LINK: A Guaranteed Basic Income Cost Calculator: Solving Poverty in America

This page contains a calculator which can be used to design a guaranteed basic income (another word for “basic income guarantee” or “negative income tax”) in the United States, using hard Census data and spending data from the Congressional Budget Office.  In its basic form, the tool only requires two inputs to calculate the costs [...]

Heidi Laura, “Er det bare blåøjet? [Is it really so naive?]”

Language: Danish Heidi Laura, “Er det bare blåøjet? [Is it really so naive?].” Weekendavisen, pp. 1-3, March 7, 2014. Print. The Magazine’s website is: http://www.weekendavisen.dk/


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