Tag Archives: New Zealand

Geoff Simmons, “Ten Types of People Who Would be Better Off with an Unconditional Basic Income”

Writing from New Zealand, Simmons writes on ten types of people who would especially benefit from a basic income: one income families, caregivers and volunteers, beneficiaries, students, the working poor, people without children, welfare organizations, anyone on infrequent income, anyone chasing their dream, and taxpayers. Geoff Simmons, “Ten Types of People Who Would be Better Off with an Unconditional Basic

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LINK: The New Zealand Universal Income Trust has a new website

The Universal Income Trust, originally set up in 1998 is a non-profit organisation ‘dedicated to the promotion of economic rights’. Their mission statement says their purpose is to ‘educate about the social, environmental, and economic benefits of universal income systems and how they would act as an integral part of any sustainable future’. Universal Income Trust

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NEW ZEALAND: New Organization Promotes Basic Income Through Digital Currency

The organization’s “About” section: “Citizens Online Income New Zealand (COINZ) is a Christchurch-based charitable organization promoting the use of digital currency to alleviate inequality. Two programs we have initiated are the World Citizen Fund, which distributes Bitcoins, and the Kiwicoin program, a digital currency pegged to the NZ dollar and used for basic income.” COINZ homepage can be found here.

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Dr. Gill Caradoc-Davies, "Urgent need to alter NZ's wealth"

[Craig Axford] SUMMARY: Retired psychiatrist Dr. Gill Caradoc-Davies argues the term “child poverty” is misplaced.  Children are by their nature “embedded” in their families, and to address child poverty it will be necessary for countries like New Zealand to address poverty in its entirety.  To accomplish that, the author argues, a universal basic income is the best approach. Dr. Gill

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand: Reducing Inequality through Universal Basic Income

SPEAKER: Perce Harpham DATE: Friday, 31 January VENUE: Rutherford House, Lecture Theatre 3, Institute for Governance and Policy Studies, Victoria University of Wellington TIME: 12:30pm – 1:30pm ORGANIZER’S SUMMARY: Universal Basic Income (UBI) is an idea whose time may have come.  Although the idea of a UBI was first mooted around 1800, the financing of it appears always to have

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Manning, Lowell, “How to introduce a guaranteed minimum income in New Zealand”

Summary, this paper offers a practical plan to resolve the world’s problem of exponential debt growth and to control inflation. The plans are based on a revision of the well-known Fisher Equation of exchange enabling it to take account of interest-bearing debt. They are designed to ensure that no low or middle  income group in the community is worse off

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