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Fiona Ranford, “Care work is a 24 hour a day job, Mr Balls, and should be paid as such.”

SUMMARY: According to this article, UK government proposal to 25 hours a week free childcare is to be welcomed. But it fails to get to the core of a sexist economy which relies on care work being done for free 24 hours a day. The author, Fiona Ranford, makes the feminist case for a Basic Income. Fiona Ranford is a

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BERLIN, Germany: “Workshop Grundeinkommen auf der Aktionskonferenz Care Revolution [Basic Income Workshop on the Action Conference Care Revolution]”, March 15 2014

[Michael Millar] Event: “Workshop Grundeinkommen auf der Aktionskonferenz Care Revolution [Basic Income Workshop on the Action Conference Care Revolution]” Place: Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung in Franz-Mehring-Platz 1, Berlin Time: 1400 – 1600, March 15 2014 Language: German For more information, go to: http://care-revolution.site36.net/

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Annie Lowrey: New book “Give People Money: How a Universal Basic Income Would End Poverty, Revolutionize Work, and Remake the World”

In her recent work Give People Money: How a Universal Basic Income Would End Poverty, Revolutionize Work, and Remake the World (W.H. Allen), Atlantic writer Annie Lowrey offers a new account of the universal basic income (UBI) rooted in her experience as a global observer of geopolitics, economics, and social policy. Lowrey approaches UBI as a potential tool to redress a variety of

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Leonid Bershidsky: “Obama and Bezos could make basic income work”

Jeff Bezos. Picture credit to: Evening Standard Leonid Bershidsky, in this article, posted on the 18th of July, says that the best way to enact basic income is to “persuade tech billionaires to fund universal pay plans”. Motivated by Obama’s latest speech on Mandela’s (posthumous) 100th birthday, he suggests Obama should try have their attention – and money – to

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Review of “The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies.” (from 2014)

This essay was originally published on Basic Income News in June 2014.     This book was recommended to me a a technology-based argument for the basic income guarantee (BIG), and it is, but its support is tentative and only for BIG in the form of the Negative Income Tax (NIT), not in the form of a Universal Basic Income

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India Network for Basic Income releases YouTube videos

The India Network for Basic Income recently released two new YouTube videos aiming to highlight issues around universal basic income (UBI). The first, which lasts slightly over one minute, addresses the payment of UBI to women, and makes the argument that, as women frequently do unpaid work such as childcare or housekeeping, providing them with a regular income does not

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