[Josh Martin] In this blog post, Joslin gives an overview of some of the major arguments for a basic income. He also manages to compare it to Twitter and utilizes a metaphor comparing a basic income with having a cake and icing it yourself. Charlie Joslin, “Basic Income, Twitter, and Cake”, Medium, 30 November 2013.
Introduction: “This paper examines the role of basic income in constructing a dynamic, diverse and democratic social economy. ‘Basic income’ or BI is shorthand for a regular, sufficient and unconditional income, administered by the state and issued to every member of society. BI replaces social welfare payments, child benefit and the state pension as we [...]
The national parliament of Cyprus has introduced a policy with a name that translates as “guaranteed minimum income” or “minimum guaranteed income.” The name sounds like a Basic Income Guarantee (BIG). It is not, but it appears to be a significant step in that direction. The law was enacted 10 July 2014, and the first [...]
[Josh Martin] In this post, Sperber discusses the issues in democracy in the US and how the US does not fully constitute a democracy. After a discussion of the issues regarding democracy in the US, Sperber proposes a basic income law as a pathway to a more democratic society. Elliot Sperber, “Preconditions for an Actually [...]
Scott Santens’ article, “Why Should We Support the Idea of an Unconditional Basic Income?” published on Medium in June achieved the distinction in July of making the Medium Top 100 – a collection of the most-read of all stories each month. Medium is a social journalism platform created by co-founders of Twitter, Evan Williams and [...]
[Josh Martin] Rader calls upon the reader’s imagination in his introduction, to imagine a world where children are not forced into work, where there is no poverty. He believes this world is attainable if a basic income is established, and he calls the reader to action in supporting such a policy. Gaura Rader, “Imagine a [...]
Scott Santens’ article, “Why Should We Support the Idea of an Unconditional Basic Income?” originally published on Medium has now been translated into Chinese and posted onto BuzzOrange – a news and media aggregation site akin to a Taiwanese BuzzFeed or The Huffington Post – by site contributor, “Ann”. The Chinese language version can be [...]
SUMMARY: This article argues for a citizens’ wages to all income without any obligation, saying such a scheme would go a long way in fighting poverty, and asking why are there no politicians who talk about it. The author presents the idea in general, and asks whether we can afford it, writing about poverty traps [...]
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