Author Archives: Liam Upton

WASHINGTON, DC, USA: Basic Income Action Launch Party, 17 September 2015, 7pm – 9pm

Join fellow D.C. Basic Income advocates for an evening of drinks and lively discussion about a universal income — where every American gets an unconditional grant of the same amount, no strings attached — featuring: * Peter Barnes, author, With Liberty and Dividends for All * Michelle Miller, co-founder, Coworker.org * Ian Schlakman, BasicIncomeAction.org The salon is sponsored by Demand Progress, Basic

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Karl Wilderquist, “The Piketty Observation Against the Institutional Background: How natural is this natural tendency and what can we do about it?”

Abstract: Thomas Piketty’s recent book, “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” provides a great deal of empirical support for the observation that the rate of return on capital (r) is greater than the growth rate of the economy as a whole (g); i.e. “r > g”. From this observation, Piketty derives two important insights: entrepreneurs eventually become rentiers, and except during

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