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Moseley, Daniel (June 25, 2011), A Lockean Argument for Basic Income

There are strong Lockean considerations that count in favor of a global basic income program. This paper articulates a conception of equal share left-libertarianism that is supported by the rights of full self-ownership and world-ownership. It is argued that an appropriately constructed basic income program would be a key institution for promoting the rights of full self-ownership and world-ownership.

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SOUTH AFRICA: Open letter: Dear ANC – why not nationalise the government?

The ANC needs to focus on getting the basics right: instead of calling for nationalisation, the party should be creating a government for the nation. In this open letter JUSTINE LIMPITLAW offers some practical suggestions about what the ANC must do to make South Africa work. Within the text: I suppose the calls for nationalisation (and this from a man

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Basic Income Network Italy: BIN Report No. 12

BIN Italy published the BIN Report No. 12 March-June 2011, the online journal of the Basic Income Network Italy. It is published in Italian on a regular base each two month and contains information about national and international news on Basic Income. You can download the Report in Italian as PDF at: At the official website of BIN Italy

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SWITZERLAND: National Council rejects Basic Income Initiative

According to “Neue Zürcher Zeitung” (NZZ), the National Council of Switzerland has rejected an unconditional Basic Income. On Friday, June 17, 2011, the Council overwhelmingly rejected the parliamentary initiative of Josef Zisyadis and Katharina Prelicz-Huber. The majority had the opinion that an unconditional Basic Income would have too many risks: The social security system would offer a good safety net,

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