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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

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Kristina Salas, “Mothers and a Living Income – Giving as We have Received”

The author discusses the difficulties of mothers, especially single mothers, in being able to care for their families, and proposes a Living Income. 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, “Mothers [...]

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David Jenkins, “A Perspective on Inflation”

In this article, David Jenkins assesses the possible impacts of a basic income upon inflation. He concludes that ‘[t]here is reason to believe then that UBI will not produce the kinds of inflationary effects for which it stands accused.’ The full article is available here: David Jenkins, “A Perspective on Inflation”, Basic Income UK: Towards [...]

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Scott Santens, “Breaking Down Without a Spare – America’s lopsided welfare system of counterproductive public assistance”

In this article, Scott Santens describes our current welfare system across the entire socioeconomic spectrum, and stresses the need for an improved safety net that exists as a basic income floor everyone can count on and no one can fall beneath. Scott Santens, “Breaking Down Without a Spare – America’s lopsided welfare system of counterproductive [...]

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Edurne Speirs, “A Universal Basic Income: the real alternative for the technological age”

Edurne Speirs, “A Universal Basic Income: the real alternative for the technological age”, The News Hub, 2014 September 24

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James Knox-Davies, “The Basic Income ‘n’ Switch”

James Knox-Davies, “The Basic Income ‘n’ Switch”, Mr JKD, 9th September 2014

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Beliefs about Poverty

The author contrasts the thoroughness of the statistical knowledge of poverty with the inadequacy of the current attempted solutions, and proposes the “Living Income Guaranteed” as the optimal solution. Living Income Now, “Beliefs about Poverty”, Living Income Now, 2014 September 25

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Don Pittis, “Free money for all could jumpstart the economy”

Don Pittis, “Free money for all could the economy”, CBC News, 24th September 2014

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Zoe Williams, “Fed up with growth-focused politics? For real change, look left”

In this article, Zoe Williams surveys the options available to voters looking for a left-wing alternative. She mentions the basic income as one of the possible policies on offer from sections of the UK left, most notably the Green Party. She writes that ‘a huge amount of work has been done on a basic citizen’s income – [...]

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Cristina Brooks, “Tory tax cuts to take minimum-wage earners back to 2010”

In this article, Cristina Brooks deals with the UK Conservative Party’s recent pledge to reduce the tax paid by low earners. She suggests that David Cameron, the party leader, ‘should consider the £12,000 basic income handout put forward by supporters of Basic Income UK (BI), targeting the same people who would be saved by the [...]

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 Basic Income: Economic Security For All Canadians
Image of The Welfare of Citizens: Developing New Social Rights
Image of Poverty in Europe: (Jrjo Jahnsson Lectures) (Yrjo Jahnsson Lectures)