The Icelandic Pirate Party -- which has proposed to launch an investigation into ways to implement an unconditional basic income in Iceland -- has been granted the authority to form the country’s [more]
BC, CANADA: Green Party advocates five-year Basic Income pilot
December 6. 2016
Andrew Weaver, a climate scientist and member of British Columbia’s Legislative Assembly for the Green Party, has proposed that the province test a basic income guarantee in one or more of its [more]
The basic income guarantee (BIG) is a government insured guarantee that no citizen's income will fall below some minimal level for any reason. All citizens would receive a BIG without means test or work requirement. BIG is an efficient and effective solution to poverty that preserves individual autonomy and work incentives while simplifying government social policy. Some researchers estimate that a small BIG, sufficient to cut the poverty rate in half could be financed without an increase in taxes by redirecting funds from spending programs and tax deductions aimed at maintaining incomes. Click here for more information.
The U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network (The USBIG Network) is an informal group promoting the discussion of the basic income guarantee in the United States. USBIG (pronounced "U.S big") publishes an email newsletter (subscription 500) every two months, maintains an on-line discussion paper series, and has yearly conferences.
USBIG was founded in December 1999 by Fred Block of University of California-Davis, Charles M. A. Clark of St. John's University, Pamela Donovan of the City University of New York, Michael Lewis of the State University of New York-Stony Brook, and Karl Widerquist then of the Levy Economics Institute. The USBIG Coordinating Committee has fourteen members: Michael Howard of the University of Maine (Coordinator), firstname.lastname@example.org; Steve Shafarman, author (Activist Coordinator, steve@IncomeSecurityForAll.org); Michael Lewis, Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter College; Eri Noguchi of Columbia University; Dan O'Sullivan of Rise Up Economics email@example.com; Jason Murphy firstname.lastname@example.org ; Jeff Smith, Forum on Geonomics, email@example.com, Dianne Pagen firstname.lastname@example.org; Mark Witham, email@example.com; Shawn Cassiman, firstname.lastname@example.org; Ann Withorn, email@example.com; Alanna Hartzok, firstname.lastname@example.org; Click here for more information, or email (email@example.com). Josh Martin, Newsflash Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated - 25.10.2016-15:58