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UNITED STATES: “Your Guide to the 2014 US Elections”

[Craig Axford] To learn which candidates that support a basic income may be running in your area, use the links provided here. “Your Guide to the 2014 US Elections”, Basic Income Now, Oct 12, 2014

Chris Giles, Sarah O’Connor, Claire Jones and Ben McLannahan, “Pay pressure”

This is a roundtable discussion of potential solutions to stagnant wage growth. One of the participants puts forth a universal basic income, paid monthly, as the optimal solution. Chris Giles, Sarah O’Connor, Claire Jones and Ben McLannahan, “Pay pressure”, Financial Times, 2014 September 18

Charlie Hallam, “Why a citizen’s income is essential for real democracy”

[Craig Axford] In this post the author shares his fantasies about some of the many political activities he might find the time and energy for if only he had a little more of the kind of economic security that would come with a basic income guarantee. Charlie Hallam, “Why a citizen’s income is essential for [...]

Kristina Salas, “After Extreme Weather, Living Income Stands”

The author analyzes the benefits of the support of a Living Income Guarantee in unexpected conditions, such as extreme weather events. The Living Income Guaranteed would be a partial Basic Income in that it is means-tested and is intended to be provided to all below a certain level of income. Kristina Salas, “After Extreme Weather, [...]

Fidelis Spies, “Taking Leave may mean the End of your Job – Solutions?”

This article looks at how the basic income would support workers moving between jobs, giving them a greater degree of security. The full article is available here: Fidelis Spies, “Taking Leave may mean the End of your Job – Solutions?”, Living Income Guaranteed, 3rd October 2014

Corrado Del Bò and Emanuele Murra, Per un Reddito di Cittadinanza: Perché dare soldi a Homer Simpson e ad altri fannulloni [For Citizens Basic Income: Why give money to Homer Simpson and other slackers]

Citizen’s income is one of the main topics of political moment today. Many people think that the state should take responsibility for the poor and unemployed, and that citizen’s income can be the right tool for this purpose. But the citizen’s income, properly understood, is a monetary transfer to all citizens, to give to those [...]

Peter Cooper, “Technology Paves the Way for Basic Income More than a Job Guarantee”

Peter Cooper, “Technology Paves the Way for Basic Income More than a Job Guarantee”, heteconomist, 2014 September 26

Richard Pereira, “Universal Basic Income and the Cost Objection: What are We Waiting For?”

Richard Pereira, “Universal Basic Income and the Cost Objection: What are We Waiting For?”, World Economic Review, 5th August 2014

Oliver Tonkin, “US should enact minimum income”

Oliver Tonkin, “US should enact minimum income”, Daily Nebraskan, 2014 September 26

Brian Wang, “Politically enable the birth of a cash cow to fund Universal Basic Income”

Brian Wang, “Politically enable the birth of a cash cow to fund Universal Basic Income”, Next Big Future, 8th October 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 Green Political Theory
Image of Trapped in Poverty?: Labour-Market Decisions in Low-Income Households
Image of Basic Income: The Material Conditions of Freedom