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UNITED STATES: Jason Murphy talks about basic income on the David Pakman Show

On December 11, anti-poverty activist and scholar Jason Burke Murphy appeared on the popular David Pakman Show to discuss basic income and how to implement it in the United States. Murphy is assistant professor at Elms College. He serves on the National Committee of the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network and the BIEN Executive Committee. The conversation touched on the

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Andrew Yang’s Main Goal: Abolish Poverty and Make the Wealthy Pay For It – A Reaction to Chapo Trap House

By Jason Burke Murphy Andrew Yang’s interview with Virgil Texas on the podcast Chapo Trap House helps to answer a lot of questions that keep coming up as his candidacy is debated. After a little while Virgil brings up concerns that one often encounters in debate around basic income. Full disclosure: I interviewed Andrew Yang a year ago and plan

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United States: Unstoppable Andrew Yang carries basic income to the national debate stage

All ten candidates at the Democratic Deabte for the United States Presidential elections.   “It is not left, it is not right, it is forward”. Andrew Yang drank from Scott Santens famous words, to finish off his contribution to the Democratic Debate to the United States Presidential elections in 2020. The political debate, held on June 27th 2019, featured all

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Europe: An EU citizens initiative for a Carbon Fee & Dividend is collecting signatures

An European Citizen’s Initiative on the application of a carbon tax-citizen’s dividend scheme has been accepted by the European Commission (May 2019) and is, at the moment, collecting support signatures (up until May 2020).   The initiative calls for the application of a Carbon Fee, collected by European Countries, to be redistributed entirely through the general population, with no attached

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United States: Andrew Yang hits the stage at CNN Presidential Town Hall

Andrew Yang, the only Democrat presidential candidate to the US elections in 2020 announcing a basic income policy in his platform, has been on CNN Presidential Town Hall, solo featured on the latest 14th of April. At this televised campaign event, Yang was clear about his intentions to help Americans transition through these present times of great transformation and uncertainty.

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Interview: Presidential campaign brings ‘new crowds’ to basic income

Yang took time out of one of his presidential campaign rallies and fundraisers to speak with BI News. Yang expressed hope that supporters of basic income would get behind his campaign early. Andrew Yang was then, and still is as of this writing, the only announced candidate for the Democratic Presidential nomination.

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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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CANADA: Symposium on Dauphin Mincome Experiment Held at University of Manitoba

By Jason Burke Murphy   On October 3rd, the Social Work Department at the University of Manitoba held a Symposium on the Mincome Experiment conducted in Dauphin, Manitoba in the 1970’s. This included presentations by the Director of the Mincome Experiment in the 1970’s, Ron Hikel. The resources from the Mincome Symposium held at the University of Manitoba (including the

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Germany: Interview with German Parliamentary Candidate Felix Coeln

By Jason Burke Murphy US Basic Income Guarantee Network Coming up on September 24th, Germany will be holding national parliamentary elections. A new “single-issue-party” will be on the ballot in every state, the “Alliance for Basic Income” (Bundnis Grundeinkommen). If this party gets five percent of the vote or more, they will have five percent or more of votes in

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