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Basic Income Guarantee: USBIG NewsFlash Vol. 14, No. 70, Fall 2013

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USBIG NewsFlash Vol. 14, No. 70, Fall 2013

The USBIG NewsFlash is both the newsletter of the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee (USBIG) Network and the U.S. edition of the Basic Income Earth Network's NewsFlash. The USBIG Network ( promotes the discussion of the basic income guarantee (BIG) in the United States. BIG is a policy that would unconditionally guarantee at least a subsistence-level income for everyone. If you would like to be added to or removed from this list please go to:
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1. Editorial

2. Call for papers: BIEN and NABIG Congresses: Montreal, Quebec, Canada, June 26-29, 2014

3. The Alaska Permanent Fund recovers from the financial crisis as worries continue about future revenues

4. Occupy Strategy Group includes BIG in its top 10 recommended strategic objectives

5. Green Party platform endorses BIG

6. One petition combines proposals from two different Swiss petitions while another calls for Basic Income

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7. BIG News from around the world

8. Events

9. Publications

10. Audio-Video

11. New Links

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12. Links and other info

1. Editorial: Too much news of one newsletter

Thanks largely to the success of the Swiss petition drive for basic income, there has been an enormous increase in media attention to the issue of basic income around the world in the last few months. Major media outlets across Europe, in the United States, and father afield have been talking about the idea. The attention has been exiting and literally overwhelming. The coverage of Basic Income News and its accompanying NewsFlashes has increased, but it cannot be comprehensive. We will keep readers up-to-date as much as we possibly can on the most important issues related to BIG in the world's media. The publications section below now reports only on some of the more significant articles on basic income in the World's media. The USBIG NewsFlash focuses more on news and publications from the United States and North America, with coverage of the more important stories from around the world. Links to even more articles can be found on Basic Income News (

-Karl Widerquist, Doha, Qatar, December 1, 2013

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