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UNITED STATES: Socialist Part, USA Candidate Alexander Calls for a Basic Income Guaranteed (BIG)

Stewart Alexander, the nominee of the Socialist Party USA (SPUSA) for President of the United States, is calling for a Basic Income Guaranteed (BIG) for everyone 20 years of age and over. He supports a BIG that will help meet the basic needs of the unemployed, the poor, the elderly, college students, the homeless, the basic needs of veterans, single

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NA-BIG CONGRESS: Schedule Now Available for the NA-BIG Congress, in Toronto, May 3-5, 2012

The Basic Income Canada Network has released the tentative schedule for the Eleventh Annual North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress: “Putting Equality Back on The Agenda: Basic Income and Other Approaches to Economic Security for All.” The conference will take place at the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, May 3-5, 2012. While Canada, the United States, and many other OECD

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Deadline for the call for proposals for the 2012 NA-BIG conference has been extended to January 31, 2012

The deadline for the call for proposals for the 2012 NA-BIG conference has been extended to January 31, 2012. The conference will take place in Toronto on May 3-5, 2012. CALL FOR PROPOSALS: The 11th North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress May 3-5, 2012 at the University of Toronto, on the theme of: Putting Equality Back on the Agenda: Basic

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INDIANA GOVERNOR endorses BIG

Mitch Daniels, the Conservative Republican governor of Indiana, has endorsed BIG. An entire chapter of his new book, Keeping the Republic: Saving America by Trusting Americans, is dedicated to the negative income tax. The governor defended the idea to skeptical conservatives saying, “If you believe as I do that Americans — whether poor, or minority, or young — are capable

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KUCINICH’S NEED ACT calls for a Citizens Dividend plan

Representative Dennis  Kucinich introduced the NEED Act into the U.S. House of Representatives several months ago. The act is mostly aimed at reforming the U.S. banking system, but it includes a provision for outlining a plan to create a Citizens Dividend (another name for Basic Income). The exact wording of the relevant section of the bill is, “. . . 

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UNITED STATES: Green party candidate for president endorses BIG

Stuart Alexander, a candidate for the presidential nomination of the Green Party, the Socialist Party, and the Peace and Freedom Party has endorsed basic income. According Lynn Lomibao, of indybay.org, “Alexander is proposing the creation of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) to help eliminate poverty and to meet the basic needs of working people and the long term needs for

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Eleventh North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress to take place in Toronto in 2012

The 11th Annual North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress will take place May 3-5, 2012 at the University of Toronto on the theme of Putting Equality Back on the Agenda: Basic Income and Other Approaches to Economic Security for All. While Canada, the United States, and many other OECD countries have grown increasingly unequal in recent years, equality has not

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