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New Book: Steven Shafarman’s “Basic Income Imperative”

Steven Shafarman has just published a new book titled “Basic Income Imperative”. The sub-title points to some of the expected results of basic income implementation, according to him: peace, justice, liberty and personal dignity. Shafarman, author of three other books (Awareness Heals, Healing Politics and We The People), defends the basic income concept in this new book, in an approach

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Steven Shafarman, “Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream. We can make it come true.”

Shafarman’s piece focuses on one part of King’s activism that is commonly forgotten: he advocated for a guaranteed basic income for all citizens.  Shafarman provides a wide-ranging introduction to the idea, highlighting its flexibility in ideological arguments.  Shafarman urges our next president to consider following in King’s footsteps and establishing a basic income for all. Steven Shafarman, “Martin Luther King

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President Obama Receives BIEN Letter Through Senator Suplicy (from 2011)

This essay was originally published on Basic Income News in May 2011.   In March 2011, Brazilian Senator (and tireless campaigner for BIG), Eduardo Suplicy told me and other members of the USBIG and BIEN Committees that he would soon be meeting with President Barak Obama at a dinner during the President’s visit to Brazil. Suplicy asked me to draft

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UNITED STATES: Ralph Nader Voices Support for Basic Income

In a recent interview with Steven Shafarman, program director of an organization called Basic Income Action, Ralph Nader voiced extensive support for the idea of basic income. He compared it to his work to ban smoking on airplanes: saying that one day he hopes to see basic income go through the same shift in public perception to becoming something that

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OPINION: Notes of Discussions in the North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress of 2015

(This article originally appeared on Medium) Between the 26th of February and the 1st of March, 2015, and only with the help of my supporters on Patreon, I attended the 2015 North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress in New York City (hashtag #NABIG15). There I witnessed all 42 speakers across all 15 sessions, including both public meetings before and after

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UNITED STATES: The Fourteenth Annual North America Basic Income Guarantee Congress

  There is a community of Basic Income Guarantee (BIG) supporters in the United States. To prove it, a small crowd of enthusiast and concerned citizens have got together in New York, the past weekend, to discuss BIG on the Fourteenth Annual North America Basic Income Guarantee Congress.   The event started on Thursday, the 26th of February, with a

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Brooklyn, NY: Report from the meeting to create a political movement for basic income

Thirty-one people signed the attendance sheet at the first meeting of group of people attempting to start a political movement for basic income in the United States. Several more people attended without signing, and others followed and contributed to the meeting online. The meeting took place from 6:30 to 9:30pm at the Commons Brooklyn on February 26, 2015, at the

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