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Scott Santens, “‘Fit for Work and Fit to Die’: A Memorial for the Means-Tested”

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”

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”

Rutger Bregman, “Why we should give free money to everyone”, The Correspondent, 2013 December 24

Leila Gharagozloo-Pakkala, “Social protection may be the key to uplifting Africa’s poor”

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”

Basic Income Now, “12 Reasons We Need a Basic Income Right Now”, 2014 November 17

Guy Standing, “The age of rentier capitalism”

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”

Matt Orfalea, “10 Reasons for Guaranteed Income”, Medium, 2014 November 15

Emiliana Armano, Federico Chicchi, Eran Fisher, and Elisabetta Risi, “Boundaries and Measurements of Emerging”

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 [...]

Katrina vanden Heuvel and Stephen F. Cohen, “Edward Snowden: A ‘Nation’ Interview.”

[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.

George Dvorsky, “How Universal Basic Income Will Save Us From the Robot Uprising.”

[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.

The BI Literature page has summaries of books and articles on basic income published elsewhere. Whenever possible we include links to the full article.

Books on Basic Income

Image of Socioeconomic Democracy: An Advanced Socioeconomic System (Praeger Studies on the 21st Century)
Image of Victory Deferred: The War on Global Poverty (1945-2003)
Image of Economic Security For A Better World (International Labor Office)