An introduction to basic income as basic resources
A basic income is in a way a minimum claim to resources, with each person using this to claim the resources most important to them. The fact a basic income is given regardless of work, makes it that much more clear it exists as such a claim on resources based on the shared right to such resources.
This last point is important. No one . . .
Why it's important to vote for more than two parties
Happy Election Day, everyone! On days like this, I repudiate our two-party system.
The year 2000 was a nightmare year for those who support third parties. To this day, people have the fear that not only is voting for a third party equivalent to throwing away their vote, but that the result of voting for the best person for the job . . .
I made the following comment in response to this article published on Nola.com.
We need to recognize the systemic nature of all of this, and stop pretending that either "side" is responsible, or that inequality doesn't matter, and that education or jobs is the answer to our ills.
This is a process that has been . . .
Originally Published on Basic Income News
This interview with Green Party candidate for Congress Ian Schlakman of Maryland's Second Congressional District was originally published on Basic Income News on October 31, 2014.
When and how were you first introduced to the idea of a basic income guarantee?
I first learned about a negative income tax when I . . .
Comparing CPI, poverty, and inequality data
Every year every qualifying resident of Alaska receives an annual dividend provided by the Alaska Permanent Fund. The most recent payout was $1,884 in 2014, for every man, woman, and child in Alaska. The first payout of $1,000 occurred in 1982.
Data Source: Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development
CPI data . . .