[Josh Martin] A minor unconditional basic income scheme has been taking place in Sanya, China, for five years now and has flown very much under the radar. The income is given once every six months and is equivalent to about a month’s worth of minimum wage labor. It compares financially rather well with the Alaskan [...]
[Josh Martin] In a recent publication the Scottish Green Party stated its plan for a basic income (called a citizen’s income in their writing) for Scotland if they vote for independence in the upcoming referendum. With the slogan of “Green Yes”, the Scottish Greens agree with the UK Greens on supporting a basic income. In [...]
[Josh Martin] Green party leader Natalie Bennett, in an interview with BuzzFeed, declared that support for a universal basic income will be among the party’s major positions in their manifesto for the 2015 election. Current polls have the Greens receiving six percent of the vote in 2015, up from 0.9 percent in 2010. To read [...]
[Josh Martin] Over the past two weeks Cato Unbound hosted a debate titled “The Basic Income and the Welfare State”, which contained four articles. First, Zwolinski outlined a pragmatic libertarian case for a basic income that served as the lead article to which the other three authors would respond. The following three articles from Manzi, [...]
[Josh Martin] Martin Bohmeyer, a 29-year-old web developer in Germany, has been living on a self-imposed basic income for the past half of a year. He crowdfunded this basic income and after seeing its effects firsthand, Bohmeyer is now crowdfunding even more to finance other peoples’ basic incomes. His initiative, “Mein Grundeinkommen” has already raised [...]
BIEN will organize a series of Internet events on the Seventh Annual International Basic Income Week, September 15-21, 2014. Each event will be an “Ask Me Anything” (also know as AMA or sometimes as “As Us Anything”). In these events, an expert in a given topic promises to be available for a given amount of [...]
Congressman Chris Van Hollen, (D) Maryland, recently introduced the Healthy Climate and Family Security Act of 2014. If passed, this legislation would guarantee every American a small Basic Income using revenues from the sale of carbon permits. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, these permits would be auctioned off to carbon emitting industries in the same manner [...]
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