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History of basic income

The idea of an unconditional basic income has three historical roots. The idea of a minimum income first appeared at the beginning of the 16th century. The idea of an unconditional one-off grant first appeared at the end of the 18th century. And the two were combined for the first time to form the idea of an unconditional basic income

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Universal Basic Income Europe, “A Brief History of Basic Income Ideas”

[Josh Martin] Universal Basic Income Europe (UBIE) provides an extensive overview of basic income ideas throughout history.  Beginning with Thomas More in the 16th century, UBIE methodically and chronologically adds entries all the way into the 21st century. Universal Basic Income Europe, “A Brief History of Basic Income Ideas”, UBIE.org, 2014.

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Help make history: Create the largest basic income pilot yet

Dear friends, The basic income movement is picking up momentum at an enormous rate, but even with past and present trials, many are still looking for further evidence of what would happen if a guaranteed income were provided over the long-term. So we’re planning to run what will likely be the largest long-term pilot of a basic income ever, and

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The book, “The Ethics and Economics of the Basic Income Guarantee:” Free Version available

The Ethics and Economics of the Basic Income Guarantee (2005) edited by Karl Widerquist, Michael Anthony Lewis, and Steven Pressman, published by Publishing is availed in a free version at this link. This book available because most publishers allow authors and editors to post early version for free on their personal websites. That means it has lots of typos and

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Universal Basic Income and the Philosophy of Freedom

The following is an extended excerpt from, “The Future of Work: Universal Basic Income and the Philosophy of Freedom,” by Romany Williams, SSENSE. The rhetoric that increased entrepreneurship equals a utopian society is one-sided. What about equality as a means for liberation from these systemic ideals?   “UBI is voluntary participation capitalism. What we have now is mandatory participation capitalism.

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