Author Archives: Dan Robicheaux

Thom Hartmann, “What’s Good About Guaranteed Basic Income”

  In this post Hartmann makes the case for a basic income guarantee (BIG), citing conservative mainstays like personal responsibility and the perceived inefficiency of social safety net programs. He compares the results of BIG experiments in developing and developed nations, and contrasts the benefits of basic income with the negative results of overwork simply to survive. Hartmann argues that a BIG could

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NORTHAMPTON, MA, USA: Talking About Basic Income, August 3, 2015

In harmony with the Summer Institute’s themes of “confronting capitalism…and achieving justice, equity, and sustainability,” Jason Murphy, Michaelann Bewsee, and Ann Withorn are conducting a participatory workshop, in which Basic Income and antipoverty activists from Massachusetts will open a discussion about: What is Basic Income and the Basic Income Movement? What are key questions about how to achieve and implement

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NORTHAMPTON, MA, USA: Basic Income, Poverty, and Climate Events, August 2-7, 2015

Center for Popular Economics 2015 Summer Institute Confronting Capitalism & Climate Crisis: Economics for Achieving Justice, Equity, and Sustainability August 2nd-7th, 2015 Smith College, Northampton, MA Schedule of Events Free and Open to the Public Sunday August 2 Opening Plenary: 7pm Confronting Capitalism & Climate Crisis: How Did We Get Here, and What Can We Do About It? with Frank

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