Yearly Archives: 2010

IS BIG WORTH TALKING ABOUT IN THE UNITED STATES TODAY?

The political climate in the United States has gotten increasingly unfriendly toward the Basic Income Guarantee (BIG). Since 1990s, Democrats and Republicans have agreed that any politically viable approach to poverty must involve forcing the poor to work. But it … Continue reading

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LESSONS FROM ALASKA

At a time when progressive social policies are under attack across the industrialized world, the Alaska Dividend continues to be extremely popular. It distributes a yearly dividend to every man, woman, and child in Alaska without any conditions whatsoever. It … Continue reading

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IRAN ON THE VERGE OF INTRODUCING THE WORLD’S FIRST NATIONAL BASIC INCOME

Iran is on the verge of becoming the first country to introduce a basic income. This dramatic development is happening with little international attention and for reasons that have little to do with the international discussion of basic income. Iran … Continue reading

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I HAVE A BASIC INCOME

This article is also published on Basic Income News. In a period of about eight months, I managed to save and invest enough money to get myself a small personal basic income. It was easy—if you get the kind of … Continue reading

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TEN YEARS OF THE U.S. BASIC INCOME GUARANTEE NETWORK

This issue, Volume 11, Number 55, marks the tenth anniversary of the USBIG Newsletter. The USBIG Network began over breakfast at the Kiev diner in New York City in December 1999. Five people attended the first meeting: Fred Block (a … Continue reading

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