Possible new minimum income experiement in Manitoba -
Manitoba, the Canadian province which was the location of one of the most well-known basic income experiments of the last century, may be re-examining the possibility of instituting a basic income guarantee (BIG) following a recommendation from the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce.
The Winnipeg Chamber, which describes itself as “Winnipeg’s largest business association”, recently contributed to the local Manitoban government’s consultation on poverty reduction strategies. Among the suggestions made by the Chamber was a further study into the viability of what is called minimum income, mincome, or a basic income guarantee .....
06-29-2018, 05:07 PM
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International: 11th Basic Income Week -
This year’s 11th Basic Income Week is happening in September, from the 17th to the 23rd, with the motto: “Basic Income: An income you can count on!”
07-02-2018, 01:58 PM
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Current UBI Experiments: an update for July 2018 -
[This article is a draft chapter of my book, A Critical Discussion of UBI Experiments, adapted as a blog post] ....
Finland: Olli Kangas reveals the resistance to UBI -
Generation Grundeinkommen UBI movement -
... starts pushing for a national referendum in Austria
08-24-2018, 03:32 PM
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The Netherlands: report argues that basic income doesn’t work
A news article posted in Flanders Today refers to a report, headed by economist Ive Marx, which concludes that introducing basic income in the Netherlands can actually increase poverty while having only a small effect on inequality.
Why we need UBI – Sydney University -
This audio is a talk I gave on why we need a Universal Basic Income. I gave the talk for the “Sydney Ideas” series in August of 2017, and I’m particularly happy with it. It summarizes the reasons I think are most important, and I think I did a relatively good job of delivering it.
09-14-2018, 11:41 AM
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India: IMF supports basic income -
... recognising existing welfare programmes as “inefficient”
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has published a report suggesting that basic income would be better than their welfare system at supporting low income households in India. Similar evidence has been found for both Indonesia and Peru, where basic income was found to be beneficial compared to current welfare systems ....
09-16-2018, 08:09 AM
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Annie Lowrey: new book -
... “Give People Money: How a Universal Basic Income Would End Poverty, Revolutionize Work, and Remake the World” .....
Chicago moves forward with UBI proposal -
Earlier this year, the city of Chicago hit the news by introducing a resolution that would summon a taskforce to run and study a basic income trial within the Municipality .....