Category Archives: Opinion

THE DECIDER CLASS: Gatekeepers in the System

by Karen Christine Patrick. DECIDER from the Urban Dictionary: “A person who decides what is best.” Twenty plus years dealing with “the system” in being the caregiver for my disabled daughter, then injury and being disabled myself, I have run the gauntlet of the “deciders” too many times to count. People who tell me that the Basic Income Guarantee is

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INTERNATIONAL: Letter from the Organizers of Basic Income Week

Dear Basic Income supporters around the globe, Whether you are staging your first event as a new supporter of Basic Income, your country is hosting 40 different events this week as a result of a long Basic Income tradition, whether you are talking about it with your community or carrying on your national Basic Income campaigns regardless – 8th International

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Size of a Citizens’ Dividend from Carbon Fees, Implications for Growth


An emerging proposal for a carbon fee and dividend would yield a substantial dividend payment, eventually exceeding the amount of Alaska’s Permanent Fund Dividend, to American households. Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) is proposing a revenue-neutral carbon fee. This would be collected from the companies operating hydrocarbon mines and wellheads, wherever carbon is first introduced into the economy, from which 100%

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Short Answers to BIG FAQs Part 1 of 3

[The following is an excerpt from a book in progress, The Poverty Abolitionist’s Handbook.] Someone who offers a question that is really a challenge, like “Why would you believe something like that?”, will likely maintain their attention for about a minute.  But someone who asks a more thoughtful question, even in a social situation, will likely maintain their attention a

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Let’s talk ‘BIG’ about poverty!

[The Southern African Development Community (SADC) member states are characterized by high levels of poverty and some of the highest levels of inequality globally, albeit endowed with high levels of mineral resources. – ed.] By Busiso Moyo Despite being endowed with many natural resources, Sub-Sahara Africa (SSA), wherein 13 of the 14 SADC countries are located, ranks amongst the worst

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Book review: Mary O’Hara, Austerity Bites: A journey to the sharp end of cuts in the UK

Mary O’Hara, Austerity Bites: A journey to the sharp end of cuts in the UK, Policy Press, 2014, xiv + 320 pp, 1 4473 1560 5, hbk, £19.99 During 2012 and 2013 Mary O’Hara travelled the UK to find out what effects the Coalition Government’s public sector cuts were having by interviewing some of the people affected by them: both

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