Category Archives: Interviews

UNITED STATES: Ralph Nader Voices Support for Basic Income

In a recent interview with Steven Shafarman, program director of an organization called Basic Income Action, Ralph Nader voiced extensive support for the idea of basic income. He compared it to his work to ban smoking on airplanes: saying that one day he hopes to see basic income go through the same shift in public perception to becoming something that

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Interview: Tony Atkinson pleads for a minimum heritage for all citizens

Tony Atkinson is a well known scientist on inequality and a student of James Meade. Atkinson is Senior Research Fellow at the Nuffield College of the Oxford University and Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics. In an interview with the German newspaper “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” he pleads for a minimum heritage for all citizens at the age of

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Tim Borney, “Interview: Neil Jacobstein discusses the future of jobs, universal basic income and the ethical dangers of AI”

SUMMARY: This author interviews Neil Jacobstein who talks about the importance of basic income in the context of rapidly advancing mechanization and artificial intelligence. Jacobstein is the co-chair of the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics track. Jacobstein sees basic income as a definite part of the near future, where we will pay people to go back to school, take care of

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INTERVIEW: Nick Barlow, founder of the ‘Liberal Democrats for Basic Income’ group

This is an interview with Nick Barlow, founder of the ‘Liberal Democrats for Basic Income’ group, you can read an article about the group here. BINews: What stage is the Basic Income Liberal Democrat group at now and where do you see it going in the next 5 or so years? Nick Barlow: We’re still very much at the coming

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INTERVIEW: Congressional Candidate Ian Schlakman on His Call for a Basic Income Guarantee or “Social Security for All”

As reported here earlier this month, Green Party candidate for Congress Ian Schlakman of Maryland’s Second Congressional District has made the Basic Income Guarantee a major issue in his campaign. Basic Income News asked him for an interview and he took the time from his campaign to answer our questions. I first learned about a negative income tax when I

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INTERVIEW: Heidi Laura interviews Karl Widerquist

Heidi Laura, of Danish Weekendavisen, conducted this interview (by email) with Karl Widerquist in late February 2014. She used only parts of the interview for her article in Weekendavisen, and she gave BI News permission to use the interview in its entirety. Karl Widerquist is the editor of BI News, co-chair of the Basic Income Earth Network, and an Associate

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