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Journalist Eric Walberg writes two articles about Basic Income

Eric Walberg is a Canadian journalist who specializes in the Middle East, Central Asia and Russia, and has been writing on East-West relations since the 1980s. Last May, he published two articles related to basic income, which are available on his website: 1. “Basic Income: Helicopter money“* (May 26) This article makes an argument for a guaranteed annual income (GAI)

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INDIA: Economist declares the UBI debate not over

By Financial Times [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Abhijit V. Banerjee. Credit to: Financial Times On June 18, The Indian Express—an English-language daily newspaper, published an article about the Swiss vote on UBI. The piece titled “The best way to welfare,” was written by Abhijit V. Banerjee, a professor of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (His book—co-authored by Esther Duflo—Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to

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Rasmus Schjoedt, “India’s Basic Income Experiment”

Rasmus Schjoedt is the Social Policy Specialist at Development Pathways, a UK-based consultancy firm that “brings together a group of social policy experts with extensive international experience of working on social protection, social development, gender, financial inclusion, and livelihoods.” Development Pathways states that its vision is the “global adoption of transformative social and economic policies that guarantee the realisation of the

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Tim Worstall, “India’s Basic Income, Or, Let’s Abolish Food Stamps And Make Everyone Richer”

  The author argues that giving things to people is not as valuable as giving them money. This he learned from a new book, called Basic Income. A chance to exercise freedom in choosing what and when to buy, instead of being micro-managed by far away bureaucrats handing out food stamps or housing vouchers.   Tim Worstall, “India’s Basic Income,

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