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Basic Income Faculty Journal Series

Faculty Journal Universal Basic Income

Faculty Journal: Basic Income

Posted on September 6th, 2018 · Posted in Basic Income Faculty Journal Series, Faculty Journal

North American Basic Income Guarantee (NABIG) is a network made up of two national organizations, U.S. Basic Income Guarantee (USBIG) and Basic Income Canada Network (BICN). These two organizations are…  

Basic Income In Canada: What’s in a Name?

In the matter of where things stand on basic income in Canada, I find that a great deal depends on how it is named and framed. By clearing away some…  

Two Objections to Universal Basic Income

I graduated with a PhD in sociology from the CUNY Graduate Center in 1996. Shortly after, I co-founded a network of academics and activists interested in promoting discussion of the…  

Arguing for universal basic income: precariousness, not the end of work

Universal basic income (UBI) is in the news, and is being considered by leading politicians (including Obama and Clinton), titans of business (including Facebook co-founders Mark Zuckerberg and Chris Hughes, and venture…  

A Universal Basic Income (UBI) may affect the labor market. So what?

Arguments surrounding a Universal Basic Income (UBI) often center around its predicted impact on the labor market—whether the introduction of a universal basic income will cause workers to quit their…  

Work and Basic Income: A Decommodification Perspective

The decoupling of income from work can liberate work from the perverse influence of monetary incentives. The goal of this article, however, is not to defend the thesis that monetary incentives…  

Ending Poverty in the U.S. with a Basic Income

The official poverty rate, which now stands at 13 percent, has never fallen below 11 percent since it was first defined in the 1960s. The persistence of poverty in the…