Yearly Archives: 2008

THE ALASKA DIVIDEND AND THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

Most people will be surprised to learn that the Republican Vice-Presidential nominee and the Democratic Presidential nominee have both endorsed the basic income guarantee (BIG). In one form or another both support policies to guarantee a small government-provided income for … Continue reading

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BIG PILOT PROJECT IN NAMIBIA HAS POSITIVE IMPACT

In January 2008, a Basic Income Grant (BIG) pilot project began in the Otjivero-Omitara area in Namibia. All residents below the age of 60 years receive a Basic Income Grant of 100 Namibian dollars per person per month, without any … Continue reading

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CHANGING OF THE GUARD AT THE USBIG NETWORK

This June, I was elected co-chair of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN), which is the international BIG network with 16 national affiliates around the world. The USBIG Network is one of those affiliates. With that new job to do, … Continue reading

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WHAT DOES THE STONE AGE HAVE TO DO WITH US?

What does the Stone Age have to do with modern justice? According to property rights advocates: everything; their arguments rely on two factual claims that can be enlightened by a look at prehistoric anthropology. (1) Property begins as individual property … Continue reading

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A BASIC INCOME SUPPORTER’S VIEW OF THE SALES TAX MOVEMENT

The unexpected success of Mike Huckabee in the Republican primaries has given a substantial boost to the small movement to replace all federal taxes with a national sales tax with an accompanying tax rebate in the form of a partial … Continue reading

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