This 12-minute, 48-second video discusses the libertarian (pro-market) case for basic income. Caleb Brown: “Libertarians for a Guaranteed Minimum Income? Interview with Matt Zwolinski,” The CATO Institute Daily Podcast, December 5, 2013. http://www.cato.org/multimedia/daily-podcast/libertarians-guaranteed-minimum-income.
Ezra Klein hosted a debate over whether basic income is a good idea for making a more efficient and fair welfare state–or a nutty European fantasy. The debate began at 6:30pm on Tuesday December 3 at the DC Improv: 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW. More info: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/11/29/were-debating-a-universal-guaranteed-income-you-should-come/ Four videos from the debate are online at: http://www.tele-management.ca/2013/12/video-basic-income-versus-a-social-safety-net/ [...]
In what may be a unique social experiment, three pilot basic income schemes were conducted in India between 2010 and 2013, in which over 6,000 men, women and children received universal, equal and completely unconditional monthly cash payments. At this talk, Guy Standing reports on the main outcomes, looking at the effects on sanitation, nutrition, [...]
This document reports on a conference that was hosted by Studies in Poverty and Inequality Institute (SPII) and the Ecumenical Service on Southern Africa (KASA) in Johannesburg, South Africa. It was held on 25 and 26 April 2013 at the Economic Rights Programme. The conference was aimed to develop an innovative and comprehensive case for [...]
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