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USBIG 5th Congress - Schedule 2006
The Basic Income Guarantee is an unconditional, government-insured guarantee that all citizens will have enough income to meet their basic needs

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Friday, February 24, 2006
8:30am – 9:00am: Morning Coffee
9:00am – 9:30am: OPENING SESSION
WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION TO BIG AND THE USBIG NETWORK
Moderator: Michael Lewis
Eri Noguchi, Columbia University and the Association to Benefit Children
Al Sheahen, Author
9:30am – 10:40am: SESSION TWO
OPENING ADDRESS
Moderator: Michael Lewis
Heather Boushey, Center for Economic and Policy Research
"Bridging the Gap Between Earnings and Needs:
The Interaction of Government Aid and Employment"
10:40am – 11:00am: Coffee Break
11:00am – 12:30pm: SESSION THREE
BIG IMPACT: SOME PERSPECTIVES
Moderator: James Bryan
Ji-Young Yoo, “The Impact of TANF on Income, Poverty Rate and Poverty Gap among Women and their Families – based on Official / Alternative Poverty Definitions”
Sandra Gonzalez Bailon and David Casassas, “One Citizen, One Vote…And the Mastercard? Corporate Watch, Consumer Responsibility, and One More Argument in Favor of the Basic Income”
Jurgen De Wisplaere, “The Public Administration Case Against Participation Income”
12:30pm – 2:00pm: Lunch
2:00pm – 3:40pm: SESSION FOUR
NORMATIVE ISSUES RAISED BY BIG
Moderator: Jurgen De Wispelaere
Amy Wax, “Against Neutrality”
Nir Eyal, “Basic Income Guarantee and the Social Bases of Self-Respect”
Naoki Yoshihara, “Normative Foundation of the "Basic Income" Policy: Toward Welfare Economics of Welfare States”
Almaz Zelleke, "Individual vs. Family Benefits: Equity and Efficiency Issues in the Implementation of a Basic Income"
3:40pm – 4:00pm: Break
4:00pm – 5:30pm: SESSION FIVE
GRADUAL STEPS TOWARD BIG
Moderator: Jeff Smith
A.R. Rowe, "Comparing USA Work Activity, both Helpful and Harmful, to Other Nations"
Timothy Carter, "How to Turn SSI into a BIG for the Elderly and Disabled"
Margy Waller, "The Long Journey to Work: Transit, Cars, and Income"
Roy Morrison, “Basic Income Grant and a Sustainable Future"
5:30pm – 6:30pm
EEA PRESIDENTIAL ADDRESS

President Alan Blinder, Princeton University
6:30pm – 8:000pm
EEA PRESIDENT'S RECEPTION

All conference participants are invited to attend this reception and meet fellow members and the Association's officers. Cash bar and complimentary snacks.

Saturday, February 25, 2006
8:30am – 9:00am: Morning Coffee
9:00am – 10:40am: SESSION SIX
PHILOSOPHICAL PERSPECTIVES ON BIG
Moderator: Nicoli Nattrass
James Bryan, “Economic Theory and the Social Contract: Implications for Policies to Reduce Poverty”
Samuel Butler, “The Poverty of Politics”
Karl Widerquist, “On Duty”
Harry Dahms, “Why T.H. Marshall’s Thesis Does Not Apply to Economic Rights for the Twenty-First Century”
10:40am – 11:00am: Coffee Break
11:00am – 12:30pm: SESSION SEVEN
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: A BASIC INCOME IN (YOUR STATE)
Moderator: Steve Shafarman
Kevin Zeese, Candidate for U.S. Senate in Maryland
Alanna Hartzok, Earth Rights Institute
Bill Grennon, Second Vermont Republic
Eduardo Suplicy, Senator, Brazilian Senate
12:30pm – 2:00pm: Lunch
2:00pm – 2:20pm: SESSION EIGHT
BASIC INCOME STUDIES: A NEW ACADEMIC JOURNAL
Moderator: Kruti Dholakia
Jurgen De Wispelaere
Sandra Gonzalez Bailon
Karl Widerquist
2:20pm – 3:40pm: SESSION NINE
VARIATIONS ON A BIG
Moderator: Kruti Dholakia
Philip Harvey, “The Relative Cost of Income and Work Guarantees”
Jeremy Seekings,"Employment guarantee or minimum income? Workfare and welfare in developing countries"
3:40pm – 4:00pm: Break
4:00pm – 5:30pm: SESSION TEN
HOW TO PAY FOR A BIG: PART ONE
Moderator: Steve Shafarman
Steve Bloom, "Funding a BIG Through a Tax Surcharge on Incomes over $100,000"
Marie Janicke, "National Sales Tax: Making a BIG Palatable to the Powerful"
Al Sheahen, "It's Time to Think BIG! Simplifying the Tax Code and Providing a Basic Income Guarantee to Everyone"
6:00pm – 7:00pm: SESSION ELEVEN
KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Moderator: Almaz Zelleke
Nicolaus Tideman, Virginia Polytechnic Institute University
“Justice, Morality, And Revenue For A Basic Income Guarantee”
9:00pm – 11:00pm: RECEPTION
Hosted by the Henry George Society

Sunday, February 26, 2006
8:30am – 9:00am: Morning Coffee
9:00am – 10:40am: SESSION TWELVE
HOW TO PAY FOR A BIG: PART TWO
Moderator: Philip Harvey
Stephen Clark, "Funding a BIG with Combined Sales, Property, and Income Taxes"
Jeff Smith, "Funding a BIG: Why it Must Come not from Anyone's Income but from Everyone's Spending"
Alanna Hartzok, "Triple Dip: How Resource Rent-based BIGs Can Resolve Global Conflicts and Yield Peace Dividends"
Dan Sullivan, "Funding a BIG Through a Local Land-Value Tax"
10:40am – 11:00am: Coffee Break
11:00am – 12:30pm: SESSION THIRTEEN
HOW BIG A BIG?
Moderator: Richard Caputo
John Marangos, “A Historical Account of the Distinction Between Basic Income and Basic Livable Income Guarantee”
Jurgen De Wispelaere, “Basic Income: Effective, Robust, Resilient?”
Nicoli Nattrass, “AIDS, Disability and Basic Income: Challenges for Social Citizenship in South Africa”
Shlomi Segall, “Health Care as a Guaranteed Benefit”
12:30pm – 1:30pm: Lunch
1:30pm – 3pm
OPEN SPACE DISCUSSION OF THE BASIC INCOME GUARANTEE
Moderator: Steve Shafarman
3:15pm – 4:30pm
USBIG ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING
Moderator, Karl Widerquist

Last Updated December 27, 2005 01:30 PST