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Hannah Fearn, “Could an oil-rich independent Scotland afford to pay a citizen’s income?”

[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 [...]

Gil Smart, “Smart Remarks: As jobs disappear, we may need even more government handouts”

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, “New report proposes basic income” The Centre for Welfare Reform News, September 3, 2014.

Matt Zwolinski, “The Cato Debate on the Basic Income – Roundup”

Matt Zwolinski, “The Cato Debate on the Basic Income – Roundup”. Bleeding Heart Libertarian, September 2, 2014

Paul Lafargue (Author), Bernard Marszalek (Editor), The Right to Be Lazy: Essays by Paul Lafargue.

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, “Should we all get  €12,000 a year?” The Local, July 25, 2014.

Herb Kutchins, “Righting capitalism with dividends.”

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

Dylan Matthews, “Basic income: the world’s simplest plan to end poverty, explained.”

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 [...]

Tom Clark, “When it comes to our welfare system, we’ve lost the plot”

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

David Atkins, “Basic universal income gets even more traction – from both sides of the aisle”

David Atkins, “Basic universal income gets even more traction – from both sides of the aisle”, Washington Monthly, 26 July 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 Transforming Economic Life: A Millennial Challenge (Schumacher Briefing)
Image of The Poverty of Welfare Reform (Yale Fastback Series)
Image of Full Employment Regained? (Department of Applied Economics Occasional Papers)