Author Archives: USBIG

United Kingdom, January 26-30, 2017, Karl Widerquist to give 6 talks in 5 days

Karl Widerquist, co-chair of the Basic Income Earth Network and long time Basic Income advocate, will give six talks in five days in the United Kingdom. He will discuss Basic Income at a graduate student seminar at the University of Edinburgh, in Edinburgh Scotland from 11:00 to 12:00 on January 26. This event is invitation only. At 16:00 to 18:00

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Karl Widerquist and Grant S. McCall, “Prehistoric Myths in Modern Political Philosophy”

This book only mentions Basic Income once, but it’s on the last page of the book, and in a way, the entire book leads up to an argument for Basic Income. The name, Prehistoric Myths in Modern Political Philosophy, refers to the belief that everyone is better off in a society with government and/or private land- and resource-ownership. The book

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Karl Widerquist on Keynes and automation, “The Economic Possibilities of Our Grandparents”

This article, originally published in 2006, has been re-released on the author because of the renewed importance of automation in the basic income debate Abstract: This article draws lessons about the automation revolution by looking back at predictions John Maynard Keynes made back in 1928 about what technological innovation could do for humanity. Keynes rightly predicted the enormous economic growth

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Jack Smith IV, “Basic Income, the Most Radical Innovation in Minimum Wage, Has Silicon Valley to Thank.”

This article discusses how Basic Income is an increasingly popular policy among information technology professions who are creating technology and is replacing many conventional jobs. The article connects what is happening now to the history of the Basic Income movement over the last 100 years. The article includes extensive quotes from BIEN, co-chair, Karl Widerquist, and an audio of Robert

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LONDON, UK: Basic Income Meet-up with Karl Widerquist, Tuesday July 21, 2015

Karl Smith Widerquist, Co-chair of BIEN and co-founder of USBIG, will be the special guest at Basic Income UK‘s income meet-up next Tuesday 21 July 2015, 7pm. Widerquist has written several books and dozens of articles on basic income. The event will open with a 15-minute introduction by Widerquist followed by an open discussion. It will be held at the

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WINNIPEG, MANITOBA: Fifteenth Annual North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress, May 12 – 15, 2016

The Fifteenth Annual North American Basic Income Guarantee (NABIG) Congress will take place in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada from Thursday, May 12 to Sunday, May 15, 2016. The congress is co-organized by the Basic Income Canada Network, the United States Basic Income Guarantee Network, Basic Income Manitoba, and the University of Manitoba. It will bring together social activists, policy advocates, researchers,

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NEW YORK: USBIG Announces list of forty speakers for NABIG Congress, Feb. 26 – Mar. 1, 2015

The U.S. Basic Income Guarantee (USIBG) Network has released a list of forty participants for the Fourteenth Annual North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress (a joint even of USBIG and the Basic Income Canada Network). The Congress will take place in New York City starting Thursday, February 26 – Sunday March 1, 2015. Most events will be held in conjunction

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UNITED KINGDOM: Karl Widerquist speaks on Basic Income in five cities in five days

Karl Widerquist, co-chair of BIEN, Associate Professor at SFS-Q, Georgetown University, and author of Independence, Propertylessness, and Basic Income: A theory of freedom as the power to say no, will speak about basic income in five cities in the United Kingdom this November 14-18. The dates of his talks are: Friday, November 14, 2014, 6pm, London School of Economics Development

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