Category Archives: Interviews

Interview: Tony Atkinson pleads for a minimum heritage for all citizens

Tony Atkinson is a well known scientist on inequality and a student of James Meade. Atkinson is Senior Research Fellow at the Nuffield College of the Oxford University and Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics. In an interview with the German newspaper “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” he pleads for a minimum heritage for all citizens at the age of

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Tim Borney, “Interview: Neil Jacobstein discusses the future of jobs, universal basic income and the ethical dangers of AI”

SUMMARY: This author interviews Neil Jacobstein who talks about the importance of basic income in the context of rapidly advancing mechanization and artificial intelligence. Jacobstein is the co-chair of the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics track. Jacobstein sees basic income as a definite part of the near future, where we will pay people to go back to school, take care of

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INTERVIEW: Nick Barlow, founder of the ‘Liberal Democrats for Basic Income’ group

This is an interview with Nick Barlow, founder of the ‘Liberal Democrats for Basic Income’ group, you can read an article about the group here. BINews: What stage is the Basic Income Liberal Democrat group at now and where do you see it going in the next 5 or so years? Nick Barlow: We’re still very much at the coming

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INTERVIEW: Congressional Candidate Ian Schlakman on His Call for a Basic Income Guarantee or “Social Security for All”

As reported here earlier this month, Green Party candidate for Congress Ian Schlakman of Maryland’s Second Congressional District has made the Basic Income Guarantee a major issue in his campaign. Basic Income News asked him for an interview and he took the time from his campaign to answer our questions. I first learned about a negative income tax when I

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INTERVIEW: Heidi Laura interviews Karl Widerquist

Heidi Laura, of Danish Weekendavisen, conducted this interview (by email) with Karl Widerquist in late February 2014. She used only parts of the interview for her article in Weekendavisen, and she gave BI News permission to use the interview in its entirety. Karl Widerquist is the editor of BI News, co-chair of the Basic Income Earth Network, and an Associate

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Video: Interview with Karl Widerquist on the Alaska Permanent Fund

Karl Widerquist holds a Ph.D. in Political Theory and another one in Economics. He teaches in Qatar as Associate Professor at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. Furthermore he is co-chair of the Basic Income Earth Network and a member of the coordinating committee of the USBIG Network. One of his topics is Basic Income and he is very interested in the Alaska Permanent Fund. Recently he finished a book together with Michael Howard on this issue. It is going to be published in 2012.

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