Yearly Archives: 2009

SMALL VICTORIES

The political barriers between the current situation in the United States and the implementation of a full basic income are daunting. On an international basis, the outlook is much brighter. As far as I can tell, there are more basic … Continue reading

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U.S. SENATOR INTRODUCES A BILL TO IMPLEMENT BIG (IN IRAQ)

Many people believe that the Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend is an idea ready to export—a model that should be copied around the world. Two U.S. Senators have gotten the idea that the Alaska model is ready to be copied, not … Continue reading

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THE ECONOMIC LESSION OF 1938

If I use the phrase “lesson of 1938,” most people will probably think about Britain’s unsuccessful attempt to avoid war with Nazi Germany by giving away a piece of Czechoslovakia. There are important lessons in that event, but that’s not … Continue reading

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KEEPING THE GLOBAL RECESSION IN PERSPECTIVE

The global recession has been spreading and deepening for nearly a year. It could become the worst downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s, and it has captured nearly all of the attention we, our media, and our leaders … Continue reading

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HEALING BUT NOT A CURE

Like millions of people around the world, I watched Obama’s inaugural last month, and saw the panning shots of huge crowds against the backdrop of the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial. This image made me think not only about … Continue reading

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