Category Archives: Opinion

A Basic Income Women Action Group Statement

April 28, 2015 A Basic Income Women Action Group Statement Prepared by Liane Gale, Ann Withorn and Kristine Osbakken Inspired by conversations and presentations at the 2015 North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress in NYC   The broad goal of the group is to connect women within the Basic Income movement, and also to connect with women of other economic/social/environmental justice

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Basic Income Day is a great idea, but not on May Day!

Basic income activists around the world are doing a great job (sic!) putting the idea of granting each individual an unconditional guaranteed income at the frontlines of policy proposals to combat poverty, social exclusion and economic inequality. A basic income is different from a wage precisely in that everyone gets it, independent of whether you are working in company or the public sector or not. One

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Alaska’s Budget Deficit is Political Threat to its Basic Income


Alaska’s Permanent Fund Dividend is the closest thing to a Basic Income that exists in the world today. It gives every U.S. Citizen who fills out a form verifying Alaska residency a check for a share of the revenue from the Alaska Permanent Fund each year. The fund and dividend—on their own—are on solid financial footing. Left alone, they can

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Unconditional Basic Income: Obstacles and Strategies

Have you ever thought of a Basic Income Guarantee (BIG) for absolutely everyone? The 14th USBIG Congress held in conjunction with Canada BIG was just held in Manhattan, and a friend with frequent flyer miles got me there. Presenters from across the globe shared perspectives on how to equalize the obscene income gap and confront the unrelenting increase in job

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OPINION: Reclaiming the Women’s Liberationist Demand for a Citizen’s Income


Thanks to the Green Party of England and Wales, and the Scottish Green Party, a Citizen’s Income, a.k.a. a Basic Income, is now on the political agenda for the general election on 7th May 2015 in the U.K. This has expanded British media coverage on the topic dramatically. An ITV opinion poll focused on Green Party includes a Citizen Income

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