The article discusses the suffering and deaths of those who were inappropriately denied various means-tested social safety net benefits and posits that a universal basic income will reduce and alleviate such tragedies. Scott Santens, “‘Fit for Work and Fit to Die’: A Memorial for the Means-Tested“, 2014 November 17
Chuck Tesla, “Basic income works, a quick case study approach to debunking some basic income myths”, Tumotech, 2014 October 27
Rutger Bregman, “Why we should give free money to everyone”, The Correspondent, 2013 December 24
The author discusses the success of unconditional cash transfer programs in reducing poverty and providing a number of benefits. Cash transfer programs are a form of basic income limited to those with low income. Leila Gharagozloo-Pakkala, “Social protection may be the key to uplifting Africa’s poor”, Mail & Guardian, 2014 November 17
Basic Income Now, “12 Reasons We Need a Basic Income Right Now”, 2014 November 17
The article discusses increasing income inequality and how it relates to different sources of income. The author posits that a basic income, among other measures, is a necessity to rectify the current situation. Guy Standing, “The age of rentier capitalism”, Aljazeera America, 2014 September 7
Matt Orfalea, “10 Reasons for Guaranteed Income”, Medium, 2014 November 15
This special issue of the journal Sociologia Del Lavoro has several articles, all with English abstracts and five articles are in English (with Italian abstracts) Languages: Italian and English Emiliana Armano, Federico Chicchi, Eran Fisher, and Elisabetta Risi (eds.) “Boundaries and Measurements of Emerging Work: Gratuity, Precariousness and Processes of Subjectivity in the Age of [...]
[Toru Yamamori] Henvel and Cohen interviewed Edward Snowden on October 6 in Moscow. In the interview Snowden endorses a basic income. The interview now online and also will be published in the November 17 edition of the Nation. Katrina vanden Heuvel and Stephen F. Cohen, “Edward Snowden: A ‘Nation’ interview.” Nation, November 17, 2014.
[Toru Yamamori] In his post, Dvorsky argues that technological unemployment has been increasing and inevitable, and that it makes a basic income absolutely inevitable for a bright future. George Dvorsky, “How Universal Basic Income Will Save Us From the Robot Uprising.” io9:We Come From The Future, November 4, 2014.