The first issue of the Citizens Income Newsletter for 2015 includes news; editorials on “Predistribution,” “The necessity and the feasibility of a Citizen’s Income,” “Benefits sanctions,” and “Fair benefits;” a research note by Malcolm Torry entitled, “A feasible way to implement a Citizen’s Income;” an extended article by Anne Miller entitled, “The prospects for a [...]
Bloomsbury Publishing will host a book launch for the new book, Basic Income: A Transformative Policy for India, by Sarath Davala, Renana Jhabvala, Soumya Kapoor Mehta and Guy Standing, on Tuesday 27th January 2015, at 6.30 p.m., at Bloomsbury Publishing, 50 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP RSVP via the Eventbrite page.
The University of Manitoba will host a one-day symposium, entitled, “A Basic Income For Canada and Manitoba: Why Not?” The featured Speaker is Jurgen De Wispelaere, a Fellow at the Institute for Health and Social Policy at McGill University, Montreal Canada. He is a founding editor of the journal Basic Income Studies, co-editor of three [...]
Interest in Basic Income—an unconditional cash income for all citizens without means test or work requirement—is taking off around the world. Activists groups have formed and become more active around the world. Some political parties have endorsed the idea. Writers around the world are increasingly discussing Basic Income as a response to technological unemployment, precarity, [...]
Registration has opened for the 2015 North American Basic Income Guarantee (NABIG) Congress, most of which will take place as a section of the Eastern Economic Association’s (EEA) Annual Conference at the Sheraton Hotel in New York, NY, February 26-March 1, 2015. More than forty authors and activists will participate at the Congress. The Congress [...]
U.S. Representative Chris Van Hollen (a Democrat from Maryland) has proposed introduce a small financial transactions tax (essentially a tax on Wall Street speculators) to finance a $1000 per year tax credit, which will be added to the paychecks of all workers earning under $100,000, or working couples earning under $200,000. This proposal would come [...]
This article begins, “It sounds like something from a Utopian novel, but for five years, a small Canadian city ensured basic incomes for everyone. And for five years, poverty vanished…” Lane Anderson, “What can we learn from a town that beat poverty.” Desert News National, January 5, 2015
Pramit Bhattacharya “Subsidies must give way to a universal basic income: Pranab Bardhan.” Live Mint, Dec 13 2014.
Guy Standing, “Cash transfers can work better than subsidies.” The Hindu, December 6, 2014.