[Josh Martin] Fearn’s article looks into what an independent Scotland could do in regards to implementing a citizen’s income. Fearn mentions the promises of the Green Yes party who claim Scotland could pay its citizens a basic income of £15,000 per year and also discusses the possibility of implementing an Alaska Permanent Fund style dividend [...]
The author lays out the continuing increase of structural unemployment due to technological advances, stating that Thomas Rodham Wells’ solution of a universal basic income “may be the simplest means of defusing rising tensions”. Gil Smart, “Smart Remarks: As jobs disappear, we may need even more government handouts”, Lancaster Online, 27 July 2014
The Centre for Welfare Reform, “New report proposes basic income” The Centre for Welfare Reform News, September 3, 2014.
Matt Zwolinski, “The Cato Debate on the Basic Income – Roundup”. Bleeding Heart Libertarian, September 2, 2014
SUMMARY: According to the publisher’s abstract, “At once a masterpiece of critical theory and rip-roaring radical humor, this is one of the most spirited attacks on the notion of the “work ethic” ever to be published. Featuring a revised edition of the original English translation by Charles Hope Kerr, this collection also includes four of [...]
The Local, “Should we all get €12,000 a year?” The Local, July 25, 2014.
SUMMARY: This article is positive book review of Peter Barnes’s With Liberty and Dividends for All, which proposes a substantial Basic Income, financed mostly by environmental taxes and taxes on common assets. Herb Kutchins, “Righting capitalism with dividends.” Point Reyes Light, 08/21/2014
SUMMARY: “In recent months, discussion of basic income proposals have become fairly mainstream, but not so mainstream that most people know what the phrase ‘basic income’ means. With that in mind, here are the basics (get it?) of the idea, in [answers to the following] eleven questions.” 1) What is basic income? 2) Who supports [...]
The author discusses the history and current state of various safety net programs in Britain, as well as possible improvements and solutions, such as the “citizen’s income” proposed by the organization Compass. Tom Clark, “When it comes to our welfare system, we’ve lost the plot”, The Guardian, 27 July 2014