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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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GERMANY: Basic Income initiatives in Europe in the leading magazine “Der Spiegel”

Daniel Häni. Credit to: The Establishment. Within the past two months, the well-known German magazine Der Spiegel has published two comprehensive articles about Basic Income. The December 25th edition of Der Spiegel contains an article that discusses models of Basic Income and the current popular initiative in Switzerland, as well as some calculations on the cost of introducing it in

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My libertarian-socialist working feeling

by Rainer Ammermann Much can be said about the possible links between the current refugee influx to Germany and the idea of unconditional basic income. Now, I want to highlight just one obvious intersection: thousands spend countless hours to build and maintain a support infrastructure for refugees independent from public services. They are not paid and they do in part

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Robin Jessen, Davud Rostam-Afschar, and Viktor Steiner, “Welche Effekte hätte ein bedingungsloses Grundeinkommen für Deutschland?” [What effects would a Basic Income have for Germany?]

                          This article presents a proposal for how basic income could work in Germany. An Unconditional Basic Income of 800 € per month and adult person (corresponding to the actual, conditional social transfer payments, above all the Hartz IV payments) could be financed by a flat tax of

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Hamburg, GERMANY: Feminist Philosophy Workshop, 9th October 2015

Feminist Philosophy Workshop, which will be held on 9th October, at the University of Hamburg, invites Anca Gheaus to speak on ‘Feminism and Basic Income’. Gheaus works at the university of Sheffield. Her past publication on feminism and basic income can be accessed here. This is an academic workshop and registration is required. The contact for registration is Amanda Cawston

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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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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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