Category Archives: Academic Articles

MYLONDO, Baptiste (2011), Un revenu pour tous

MYLONDO, Baptiste (2011), Un revenu pour tous. Précis d’utopie réaliste, Paris: Les Editions Utopia. A well-documented and well-balanced overview of the basic income discussion, which includes a detailed discussion of the most important objections to the idea. The book is published by “Utopia”, a left-wing movement based in Paris. See: http://www.mouvementutopia.org/

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SEEKINGS, Jeremy & MATISONN, Heidi (2010), 'The Continuing Politics of Basic Income in South Africa'

SEEKINGS, Jeremy & MATISONN, Heidi (2010), ‘The Continuing Politics of Basic Income in South Africa’, Centre for Social Science Research Working Paper No. 286, November 2010. An excellent and up-to-date overview of the basic income discussion in South Africa. The paper is online at: http://www.cssr.uct.ac.za/sites/cssr.uct.ac.za/files/pubs/WP286.pdf

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GAMEL, Claude, (2011), ‘Basic income and ELIE transfers: Argument for compatibility despite divergence’

GAMEL, Claude, (2011), ‘Basic income and ELIE transfers: Argument for compatibility despite divergence’ in GAMEL, Claude & LUBRANO, Michel (eds.), 2011, On Kolm’s Theory of Macrojustice. A Pluridisciplinary Forum of Exchange, foreword by Tony ATKINSON, Springer Verlag, 2011, 370 pages. The theory of macrojustice, introduced by S.-C. Kolm, is a stimulating contribution to the debate on the macroeconomic income distribution.

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BIRNBAUM, Simon (2010), 'Radical liberalism, Rawls and the welfare state: justifying the politics of basic income'

BIRNBAUM, Simon (2010), ‘Radical liberalism, Rawls and the welfare state: justifying the politics of basic income’, Critical Review of InternationalSocial and Political Philosophy, 13(4): 495-516. In response to recent policy trends towards linking social rights moretightly to work requirements, this article argues that those sharingRawlsian commitments have good reasons to prefer a radical-liberal policy agenda with a universal basic income

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SUZUKI, Masahiko, March 2011, “Would they be lazier or work harder given free money?; The Namibia BIG Pilot Project and the Possibility of Basic Income as a Strategy of Social Cooperation”

Journal of Political Science and Sociology, No. 14 ABSTRACT: This paper charts the impact research conducted in the Namibia Basic Income Pilot Project 2008-2009 and draws a complementary report on the success of BI schemes, particularly highlighting the issues of human capital development. The discussion goes on as follows. First, a profile of current Namibia is reviewed. Second, the paper

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GAWITH, Andrew, Mar 8, 2011, “Policy on welfare in need of inspiration”

The New Zealand Herald This opinion piece suggests that an integrated basic income and flat income tax would improve new Zealand’s tax and benefit system. The author is the director of Gareth Morgan Investments, an investment manager and superannuation provider. The article is online at: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=10710744

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ALI, Saleem H. Gary FLOMENHOFT, February 17, 2011, “Innovating Sovereign Wealth Funds”

Policy Innovations: For a fairer globalization This opinion piece discusses Sovereign Wealth Funds and Alaska-style dividends as a way to ensure transparency in resource revenue and a way to ensure the people benefit from natural resource revenue. Saleem H. Ali is professor of environmental planning at the University of Vermont and director of the Institute for Environmental Diplomacy and Security.

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HOFFMAN, Michael (2010), 'Utopia means free money for everyone'

HOFFMAN, Michael (2010), ‘Utopia means free money for everyone’, The Japan Times, October 17, 2010, available at http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/fd20101017bj.html According to the author of this column, the idea of a basic income is startling, but not really new — only its slowly growing respectability is. “Cranks and visionaries have been playing with it for centuries. The name by which it’s lately

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