Author Archives: Craig Axford

Philip Khaled Brenan, "Switzerland, the Basic Income, and Technological Unemployment"

[Craig Axford] SUMMARY: In this short post the author cites the prospect of long-term technologically driven unemployment as a fundamental reason behind his endorsement of Switzerland’s  basic income guarantee proposal. Philip Khaled Brenan, “Switzerland, the Basic Income, and Technological Unemployment”, The Cat House, March 26, 2014

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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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Bob Adelmann, "President Proposes Doubling Tax Subsidy for the Poor"

[Craig Axford] SUMMARY: In this blog post, author Bob Adelmann offers a critique of President Obama’s proposal to double the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) program.  The EITC was modeled after economist Milton Friedman’s “negative income tax” idea.  Currently the EITC offers workers with children a tax credit of just over $500 on incomes of up to $6,570 according to

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Video: "Should the Basic Income Become a New Human Right? This Video Explains What It is in 3 Minutes"

[Craig Axford] This short video from the early days of the basic income signature gathering campaign within the EU provides an excellent overview of the basic income idea. Video: Dani, “Should the Basic Income Become a New Human Right? This Video Explains What It is in 3 Minutes”, Films for Action, March 25, 2013

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Journal Pioneer staff, "EI manipulation further cements need for basic income guarantee – Redmond"

[Craig Axford] Canadian government changes to Employment Insurance (EI) program make a guaranteed income more attractive to some on Prince Edward Island. Journal Pioneer staff, “EI manipulation further cements need for basic income guarantee – Redmond”, The Journal Pioneer, February 25, 2014.

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Shaun Loney, "Minimum income can end poverty"

[Craig Axford] A guaranteed annual income targeting the 100,000 citizens of Manitoba that are currently living below the after tax low-income cutoff would cost about $1.2 billion.  According to this article, with a willing federal partner the province that was home to the 1970s Minicome experiment could make it happen. Shaun Loney, “Minimum income can end poverty”, Winnipeg Free Press,

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