A new poll conducted by the Environics Institute for Survey Research found that support in Canada for a “guaranteed annual income” (GAI), a form of Basic Income Guarantee (BIG), leads opposition by a margin of 46 to 42 percent. An additional 6 percent of Canadians answering the poll said that their support for GAI would [...]
Megan McArdle, “Four Reasons a Guaranteed Income Won’t Work,” Bloomberg Opinion, Dec 4, 2013.
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 [...]
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/ [...]
Neil Schofield, “The case for a basic income – time to rethink incomes and work,” Notes from a Broken Society: Society, Philosophy, Culture, Dissent, November 17, 2013.
Danny Vinik, “Paul Ryan Should Get Behind This Plan To Give Everyone Free Money,” Business Insider, November 20, 2013.
Danny Vinik, “Giving All Americans a Basic Income Would End Poverty,” Business Insider. November 17 2013.
VIDEO: “Livable Income (Basic Income) Historic Proponents (QV)” Livable Income for All: YouTube.