The Twelfth Annual North American Basic Income Congress, Basic Income and Economic Citizenship, will take place in New York City on Thursday, May 9th through Saturday, May 11th, 2013. The congress is organized by the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network (USBIG) in cooperation with the Basic Income Canada Network (BICN/RCRG), and will be held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Economic Association (EEA). Attendees at the North American Basic Income Congress are welcome to attend any of the EEA’s events.
The North American Basic Income Congress (NABIG Congress) was originally the USBIG Congress, and was organized by the USBIG Network. It became a joint event of the USBIG Network and BICN/RCRG in 2010. Since then, it has been a NABIG Congress held on alternate years in the United States and Canada. Previous NABIG congresses have been held in Montréal, Toronto, Boston, Washington, Philadelphia, and New York City.
Sheri Berman, Barnard College, author of The Primacy of Politics: Social Democracy
and the Making of Europe’s Twentieth Century
Jurgen De Wispelaere, McGill University, co-editor of The Ethics of Stakeholding.
David Casassas, University of Barcelona, co-editor of Basic Income in the Age of Great Inequalities
James Riccio, MDRC, co-author of "Toward Reduced Poverty Across Generations: Early Findings from New York City's Conditional Cash Transfer Program"
Darrick Hamilton, The New School, co-author of "Can 'Baby Bonds' Eliminate the Racial Wealth Gap in Putative Post-Racial America?"
View the Congress program (final) here.
DEADLINE FOR PAPER PROPOSALS HAS PASSED.
Attendees and presenters at the NABIG conference must register with EEA. USBIG participants, who are not economists, can register for $95, a discount of $60 off the regular price of $155. NA-BIG who are economists should become full members of the EEA and pay the full price. The EEA has set up a special online payment system.
For economists: http://eeaorg.myshopify.com/products/usbig-registration-academic
For non-economists: http://eeaorg.myshopify.com/products/usbig-registration-non-academic
For updated information on featured speakers, registration, and accommodations as it becomes available, visit the USBIG website at www.usbig.net. For more information about the EEA Annual Meeting, visit the EEA website at http://www.ramapo.edu/eea/2013/.
The conference took place in Ottobrunn (Munich), Germany on September 14 to 16, 2012.
More than 150 participants attended, including Philippe Van Parijs, Götz W. Werner, Claus Offe, Min Geum, Renana Jhabvala, Baptiste Mylondo, Ingrid van Niekerk, Guy Standing, Tereza Helena Gabrielli Barreto Campello, and many others.
Papers will be available through the BIEN website:
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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 nine members: Michael Howard of the University of Maine (Coordinator); Karl Widerquist, now of Georgetown University, Qatar (Newsletter Editor); Al Sheahen, author (Public Relations Coordinator, email@example.com); Steve Shafarman, author (Activist Coordinator, steve@IncomeSecurityForAll.org); Michael Lewis, Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter College; Eri Noguchi of Columbia University; and Almaz Zelleke, BIEN Executive Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org; Dan O'Sullivan of Rise Up Economics email@example.com; Jason Murphy firstname.lastname@example.org ; Jeff Smith, Forum on Geonomics, email@example.com. Click here for more information, or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Last updated - 07.05.2013-17:01