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INTERNATIONAL: Basic Income Week Rolls On

The Seventh International Basic Income Week started this Monday with events scheduled in numerous countries as well as a series of “Ask Me Anything” threads on Reddit.  In the past two days there have been four more “AMAs” from Toru Yamamori, Peter Barnes, Popho Eun Sil Bark-Yi, and Ed Dolan.

Toru Yamamori (Source: Academia.edu)

Toru Yamamori (Source: Academia.edu)

Peter Barnes (Source: Bollier.org)

Peter Barnes (Source: Bollier.org)

Toru Yamamori is a professor at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan, as well as an executive committee member of BIEN in Japan and co-founder of the Japanese Association for Feminist Economics.  His AMA contains much discussion on the history of basic income ideas in Japan as well as the current basic income movement in Japan.

Peter Barnes is the author of Who Owns the Sky?, Capitalism 3.0, and With Liberty and Dividends For All.  Much of his work focuses on the flaws of capitalism and his AMA certainly follows that theme as well as a stimulating discussion of a dividend-type basic income.

Dr. Popho Eun Sil Bark-Yi (Source: Academia.edu

Dr. Popho Eun Sil Bark-Yi (Source: Academia.edu

Dr. Popho Eun Sil Bark-Yi is a feminist scholar whose major research interests are basic income, sexuality, gender, queer theory, emotion, and patriarchal capitalism.  She is also a member of the steering committee of Basic Income Korean Network.  Her AMA consists of great discussions on a basic income’s impact on gender dynamics as well as the specific basic income movement in South Korea.

Ed Dolan (Source: Ed Dolan's Econ Blog)

Ed Dolan (Source: Ed Dolan's Econ Blog)

Ed Dolan is an economist with a Ph.D. from Yale who writes Ed Dolan’s Econ Blog and also wrote the textbook Introduction to Economics from BVT Publishing.  In his AMA Dolan fields many questions related to the economics of a basic income.

On top of these AMAs, there have been organized events all over the world this week about the basic income.  A list of all events is online at: http://basicincomeweek.org/activities/

The Basic Income Subreddit is online at: http://www.reddit.com/r/BasicIncome/

Information about the grown of the BI Subreddit is online at: http://redditmetrics.com/r/BasicIncome

A series of 19 Basic Income themed AMAs is taking place on Reddit this week

A series of 19 Basic Income themed AMAs is taking place on Reddit this week

About Josh Martin

Josh Martin has written 270 articles.

Josh Martin is a recent graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science where he received an MSc in Social Policy and Planning and wrote his dissertation on the universal basic income as a possible solution to the problems facing Universal Credit in the UK. Prior to LSE, he attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and is originally from Decorah, Iowa.

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