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New Book: “Universal Basic Income: Pennies From Heaven” by Paul O’Brien

Author and academic Paul O’Brien explores the arguments for and against the idea of Universal Basic Income and explains how it might work in practice. Paul O’Brien is a member of Basic Income Ireland, an affiliates of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN). The book—published on the 26 May 2017—explores themes that the group have been discussing for some years.

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Italy: Basic Income Network Italy releases new book “Guaranteed income and technological innovation, between algorithms and robotics”

  Basic Income Network – Italy has just released a new book: “Guaranteed income and technological innovation, between algorithms and robotics“, which will be available in bookstores on the 22nd of June, 2017. In addition, the book is available online through publisher Asterios Editore.   The book opens up a global topic of interest: the links between the fourth industrial

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Interview: Basic income can ‘mend the net’

In his new Kindle book Mending the Net, author Chis Oestereich describes how a basic income can address some of the “wicked problems” facing humanity. For Oestereich, the basic income can help society rethink its consumption patterns and possibly upend the “treadmill of subsistence.” In the book, Oestereich predicts that the economy could be headed toward a recession. In the interview

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Maximilian Sommer, “A Feasible Basic Income Scheme for Germany”

Economist Maximilian Sommer (Katholische Universität Eichstätt – Ingolstadt) has published a book-length investigation into a financially feasible basic income scheme for Germany, encompassing arguments for an unconditional basic income, implementation details, and anticipated consequences of the policy. The model that Sommer proposes is based on a negative income tax. From the publisher’s description: “This book analyzes the consequences that would arise if

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Daniel Raventós, The material conditions of freedom

The material conditions of freedom is an updated version of an earlier book (published in 1999) called El derecho a la existencia (The right to existence). This is a comprehensive volume about Basic Income (BI), dealing in a detailed fashion its definition(s), related theory, discussions about work, welfare, BI financing and typical criticisms of BI. Although dated from 2007, the

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Sascha Liebermann, “In the Spirit of Democracy: Unconditional Basic Income”

Sascha Liebermann (2015) Aus dem Geist der Demokratie: Bedingungsloses Grundeinkommen [In the Spirit of Democracy: Unconditional Basic Income], Publisher: Humanities Online, Frankfurt, Germany 2015 This book addresses a wide audience of people interested in basic income and tries to shed light on the “revolving effect” a UBI would have on all aspects of our lives. The chapters are based on

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