The Indian Express In this article Jean Dreze is critical about the extent to which cash transfers can replace traditional welfare services. This article is online at: http://www.indianexpress.com/news/the-cash-mantra/788791/
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
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
The South African Civil Society Information Service This article looks back on the campaign for BIG in South Africa, discussing its successes and failures. Its online at: http://www.sacsis.org.za/site/article/615.1
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.
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
In this paper, David Casassas (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona) focuses on basic income from the perspective of a “left-oriented” platform. In particular, he stresses the potential transformative effect of basic income on the labour market.
BIRNBAUM, Simon (2010), ‘Två föreställningar om jämlikhet: Om rättvisa, självrespekt och välfärdspolitik’ [”Two conceptions of equality: On justice, self-respect and welfare policy”], Tidsskrift for Velferdsforskning (Norwegian Journal of Welfare Research), 13 (2) 2010, 70-82. A luck egalitarian view holds that inequalities are objectionable only if they are traceable to luck, i.e. circumstances beyond individual control. This article examines recent attempts