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WERNER, Götz W., GOEHLER, Adrienne (2010), 1.000 Euro für jeden: Freiheit. Gleichheit. Grundeinkommen.

WERNER, Götz W., GOEHLER, Adrienne (2010), 1.000 Euro für jeden: Freiheit. Gleichheit. Grundeinkommen, Berlin: Econ, 2010 In his new book Götz W. Werner, founder of the drugstore chain dm, together with Adrienne Goehler, former president of the Hamburg Art Academy and former culture senator of Berlin, describe radical social changes. Referring to American sociologist Jeremy Rifkin’s 1995 book The End

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SCHULTE-BASTA, Dorothee (2010), Ökonomische Nützlichkeit oder leistungsloser Selbstwert? Zur Kompatibilität von Bedingungslosem Grundeinkommen und Katholischer Soziallehre

SCHULTE-BASTA, Dorothee (2010), Ökonomische Nützlichkeit oder leistungsloser Selbstwert? Zur Kompatibilität von Bedingungslosem Grundeinkommen und Katholischer Soziallehre, Freiberg: Zas, 2010. Catholic social teaching is a body of doctrine developed by the Catholic Church on matters of poverty, wealth, economics, labor, social organization and the role of the state. Its foundation has been laid by Pope Leo XIII’s 1891 encyclical Rerum Novarum,

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BLASCHKE, Ronald, OTTO, Adeline & SCHEPERS, Norbert (Eds.) (2010), Grundeinkommen : Geschichte – Modelle – Debatten

BLASCHKE, Ronald, OTTO, Adeline & SCHEPERS, Norbert (Eds.) (2010), Grundeinkommen : Geschichte – Modelle – Debatten, Berlin: Dietz, 2010. The book, written by Germanys leading left-wing basic income supporters Ronald Blaschke, Adeline Otto and Katja Kipping, includes a detailed history of the idea of basic income as well as an overview about minimum income and basic income models, which are

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DE BENOIST, Alain (2011), 'Un revenu pour tous les citoyens?'

DE BENOIST, Alain (2011), ‘Un revenu pour tous les citoyens?’, Eléments, issue 138, March 2011, pp.28-35. Alain de Benoist is one of the most prominent figures of the French “new right”. Since a few decades, his controversial writings have dealt with political theory, sociology, literature, international affairs, and many other topics. This article is mainly aimed at giving an overview

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MYLONDO, Baptiste (2011), Un revenu pour tous

MYLONDO, Baptiste (2011), Un revenu pour tous. Précis d’utopie réaliste, Paris: Les Editions Utopia. A well-documented and well-balanced overview of the basic income discussion, which includes a detailed discussion of the most important objections to the idea. The book is published by “Utopia”, a left-wing movement based in Paris. See: http://www.mouvementutopia.org/

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SEEKINGS, Jeremy & MATISONN, Heidi (2010), 'The Continuing Politics of Basic Income in South Africa'

SEEKINGS, Jeremy & MATISONN, Heidi (2010), ‘The Continuing Politics of Basic Income in South Africa’, Centre for Social Science Research Working Paper No. 286, November 2010. An excellent and up-to-date overview of the basic income discussion in South Africa. The paper is online at: http://www.cssr.uct.ac.za/sites/cssr.uct.ac.za/files/pubs/WP286.pdf

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GAMEL, Claude, (2011), ‘Basic income and ELIE transfers: Argument for compatibility despite divergence’

GAMEL, Claude, (2011), ‘Basic income and ELIE transfers: Argument for compatibility despite divergence’ in GAMEL, Claude & LUBRANO, Michel (eds.), 2011, On Kolm’s Theory of Macrojustice. A Pluridisciplinary Forum of Exchange, foreword by Tony ATKINSON, Springer Verlag, 2011, 370 pages. The theory of macrojustice, introduced by S.-C. Kolm, is a stimulating contribution to the debate on the macroeconomic income distribution.

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BIRNBAUM, Simon (2010), 'Radical liberalism, Rawls and the welfare state: justifying the politics of basic income'

BIRNBAUM, Simon (2010), ‘Radical liberalism, Rawls and the welfare state: justifying the politics of basic income’, Critical Review of InternationalSocial and Political Philosophy, 13(4): 495-516. In response to recent policy trends towards linking social rights moretightly to work requirements, this article argues that those sharingRawlsian commitments have good reasons to prefer a radical-liberal policy agenda with a universal basic income

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SUZUKI, Masahiko, March 2011, “Would they be lazier or work harder given free money?; The Namibia BIG Pilot Project and the Possibility of Basic Income as a Strategy of Social Cooperation”

Journal of Political Science and Sociology, No. 14 ABSTRACT: This paper charts the impact research conducted in the Namibia Basic Income Pilot Project 2008-2009 and draws a complementary report on the success of BI schemes, particularly highlighting the issues of human capital development. The discussion goes on as follows. First, a profile of current Namibia is reviewed. Second, the paper

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