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Sixteenth Annual North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress, 

Call for Participation

The North American Basic Income Congress will be held at 
The Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College
2180 Third Ave.
New York, NY 10035
June 16-18, 2017,
With a special event June 15 at Roosevelt House, 47-49 East 65th St. 

Papers, panel discussions, roundtables, strategy sessions, and events of other kinds related to basic income are encouraged.  Activists in particular are encouraged to propose events in and around the congress, in the evenings for example. Send your proposal, no more than 500 words, to Kate McFarland,
mcfarland.309@osu.edu

by February 1, 2017. 


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What is a BIG?

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.

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The USBIG Network

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), michael.howard@umit.maine.edu;  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 danosully@gmail.com;  Jason Murphy murphyjb@slu.edu ; Jeff Smith, Forum on Geonomics, jjs@geonomics.org, Dianne Pagen dianepagen@yahoo.com; Mark Witham, mwitham@basicincomeproject.org; Shawn Cassiman, scassiman1@udayton.edu Ann Withorn, withorn.ann@gmail.comAlanna Hartzok, alanna@centurylink.netClick here for more information, or email (michael.howard@umit.maine.edu). Josh Martin, Newsflash Editor, joshedwardmartin@gmail.com


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