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Move over, Minimum Wage; here’s Basic Income

I am amazed at how much press coverage has recently been given to Guaranteed Basic Income programs, as a replacement to government welfare and or/minimum wage legislation . 675 more words

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Basic income guarantee – an economic idea whose time has in-come?

Forget minimum wage – what if we were all could count on a basic income guarantee (BIG)?

The idea was given a trial run back in the 1970s in the town of Dauphin, Man., by the New Democratic Party government of the day – only to be scrapped, halfway through, by a Progressive Conservative government, which had swept to office in Winnipeg. 1,388 more words

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Money for Free (2015)

If you aren’t familiar with guaranteed basic income programs, here is a good documentary to help inform yourself. -LW

VPRO Backlight talks about the need for social security experiments to give people the opportunity to make the most of their own talents and qualities. 380 more words

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Swiss referendum on an unconditional basic income to go ahead in 2016

This post was prompted by a BIEN article by Karl Widerquist, Associate Professor at SFS-Qatar, Georgetown University, specialises in political philosophy.

His research is mostly in the area of distributive justice. 369 more words