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INTERNATIONAL: Youth Activist Movement for Basic Income Forms at BIEN Congress

A new group, called Basic Income Generation (BIG), formed at the 2014 BIEN Congress in Montreal. Although the group began as a youth movement, Basic Income Generation is a Basic Income activist collective with open-ended membership (without age, occupational, or locational restriction). Basic Income Generation aims to facilitate the direct support of BIEN to movements and actions in support of

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Mathias Marchal, “Le revenu minimum garanti: «une idée soutenue à droite comme à gauche» [The guaranteed minimum income: ‘an idea sustained on left and right’]”

Mathias Marchal, “Le revenu minimum garanti: «une idée soutenue à droite comme à gauche» [The guaranteed minimum income: ‘an idea sustained on left and right’]” Métro, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 26 June 2014.

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Blattman, Chris, “Dear governments: Want to help the poor and transform your economy? Give people cash”

In this blog post, author and political scientists, Chris Blattman, reports on a study he helped to organize, which shows that giving cash to poor people in a very poor country significantly increases both their employment rate and their employment income. The study was a randomized field experiment conducted in Uganda. Blattman, Chris, “Dear governments: Want to help the poor

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Yglesias, Matthew, “Good News About Unconditional Transfers to the Global Poor”

Yglesias, Matthew, “Good News About Unconditional Transfers to the Global Poor” In the latest of several articles on Basic Income for Slate magazine, Matthew Yglesias reports on a pilot project in Uganda. The project found “recipients of one-off lump-sum cash transfers earn substantially higher annual incomes two and four years after the intervention.” Yglesias, Matthew, “Good News About Unconditional Transfers

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Yglesias, Matthew, “Good News About Unconditional Transfers to the Global Poor”

In the latest of several articles on Basic Income for Slate magazine (see earlier articles), Matthew Yglesias reports on a pilot project in Uganda. The project found “recipients of one-off lump-sum cash transfers earn substantially higher annual incomes two and four years after the intervention.” Yglesias, Matthew, “Good News About Unconditional Transfers to the Global Poor,” Slate May 29, 2013

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THE INTERNET: WikiProject Basic Income aims to improve basic income’s presence on Wikipedia

A new group, called “WikiProject Basic Income,” aims to improve the coverage of topics related to basic income in Wikipedia. One of the main goals of this project is to bridge the gap between researchers who have been publishing about basic income and the general public, while simultaneously improving the number of authoritative references in basic income articles on Wikipedia.

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Blattman, Christopher, Nathan Fiala, and Sebastian Martinez “Credit Constraints, Occupational Choice, and the Process of Development: Long Run Evidence from Cash Transfers in Uganda”

Abstract: How to stimulate employment and the shift from agriculture to industry in developing countries, with their young, poor, and underemployed populations? A widespread view is the poor have high returns to investment but are credit constrained. If so, infusions of capital should expand occupational choice, self-employment, and earnings. Existing evidence from established entrepreneurs shows that grants lead to business

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BIEN Congress: June 26-29, 2014

The Fifteenth International Congress of the Basic Income Earth Network will take place in Montreal, Quebec on June 26-29, 2014. The Basic Income Canada Network (known in French as Reseau Canadien Pour Le Revenu Garanti) will host the Congress. The theme of the Congress will be “Re-Democratizing the Economy.” More details about the Congress will be released gradually over the

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