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Cristina Brooks, “UK social services are removing senior washing, ADASS warns”

Cristina Brooks, “UK social services are removing senior washing, ADASS warns”, Basic Income UK, 14 September 2014.

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Jessica Flanigan, “Political Authority and the Basic Income”

Flanigan advocates a basic income because it “balances the reasonable complaints that people may have about the effects of a property system that they never consented to join. Though redistribution cannot justify forcing everyone to join a property system, it can at least compensate people who are very badly off partly because they were forced [...]

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Viktor Persson, “The Theory of Economy”

Viktor Persson, “The Theory of Economy”, A Functional Economy, 10 September 2014.

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Scott Santens, “Machine Labor Day”

[Josh Martin] This piece gives thorough insight into the issue of automation and robotics replacing human labor and thus leading to an influx of unemployed low-skill workers.  Santens describes why a higher minimum wage would fail to properly address the problem and instead advocates a basic income to help ease this process into automated labor. [...]

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Ryan Cooper, “America is running out of jobs. It’s time for a universal basic income.”

[Josh Martin] In this post on The Week, Cooper discusses the political debate surrounding a universal basic income.  While some policy circles advocate it, politicians are stuck debating the “something for nothing” objection to the basic income, instead preferring to push work on those in poverty.  However, Cooper points out trends in work that show [...]

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Daniel Raventos and Julie Wark, “Disparaging the Poor: From Badmouthing and Sterilization to a Reclaimed Right of Existence.”

This article responds to those who disparage the poor and calls for a basic income. Ranventos and Wark write, “There is increasing awareness that the most basic human right, on which all the rest depend, is the right to exist and, for that to be possible, everybody must have an income above the poverty line. [...]

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Ellen Brown, “Council on Foreign Relations: Give money directly to the people.”

Ellen Brown, “Council on Foreign Relations: Give money directly to the people.” Scott.net: Signs of the Times, 01 Sep 2014. Published also in the Progress Report, Sept. 2, 2014.

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Stan Jourdan, “L’inconditionnel – journal sur le revenu de base” [The Unconditional – Newspaper about Basic Income]

The article, located on a fundraising site, describes a new French news publication that is being launched to explore different aspects of basic income through articles, interviews, and reports of workshop proceedings. The release date is set to coincide with the 7th Annual International Basic Income Week, September 15-20, 2014. Language: French Stan Jourdan, “L’inconditionnel [...]

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David Orrell, “We gave the banks money, so why can’t we give it to the people?”

David Orrell, “We gave the banks money, so why can’t we give it to the people?” World Finance: The Voice of the Market, September 1, 2014.

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Nigel Todman, “Canada could eliminate Poverty and Homelessness overnight. But will they?”

The author discusses a basic income proposal from Canadian Conservative Senator Hugh Segal, explaining what it entails and why providing a guaranteed basic income would be more cost-efficient than the current system. He also discusses the 1970s Mincome experiment. Nigel Todman, “Canada could eliminate Poverty and Homelessness overnight. But will they?”, North American Association of [...]

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 Giving Credit Where Due: A Path to Global Poverty Reduction
Image of The Welfare of Citizens: Developing New Social Rights
Image of Socioeconomic Democracy: An Advanced Socioeconomic System (Praeger Studies on the 21st Century)