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Blaming The Worker (from 1998)

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This article was published by Chronogram Magazine in January 1998. I reproduce it here because the Chronogram does not keep its back issues from that long ago online. -Written mostly in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, 1998

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The Importance of the Indigenous Voice and Experience in the UBI discussion

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Some indigenous nations within the United States may have answers to many of the biggest questions of basic income, due to their experience with basic income-like programs.

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The Money-Making Ethic (from 1999)

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This piece was originally published by the Chronogram Magazine in 1999. It’s an early example of some ideas that still form a big part of my thinking. I reproduce it here because the Chronogram does not keep content from the 1990s online. -Hudson Valley, New York, 1999  

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The far right can be defeated, and mass organisation is the key – weekly briefing

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Solidarity with Muslims and maximum unity are the watchwords for confronting today’s street racists, argues Lindsey German

Black Lives Don’t Matter in America

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Apparently, black lives don’t matter in America. For several years a lot of people have been pointing out that a lot of blacks–who aren’t guilty of capital crimes–are getting killed by police and/or in questionable cases of self-defense. Any check of the stats will show a lot more blacks are getting killed this way than whites, and a lot more

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Dump Trump and the special relationship, too

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Theresa May's support for Trump is a faultline we must fully exploit, argues Jonathan Maunders

Review of “The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies.” (from 2014)

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This essay was originally published on Basic Income News in June 2014.     This book was recommended to me a a technology-based argument for the basic income guarantee (BIG), and it is, but its support is tentative and only for BIG in the form of the Negative Income Tax (NIT), not in the form of a Universal Basic Income

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Europe: time to look reality in the face - weekly briefing

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A People’s Brexit that unites the left is the only way to confront an increasingly bold neoliberal mafia, argues Lindsey German

We cannot let Iran become another US powder keg

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Trump's policies point towards regime change in Iran. The anti-war movement must stand firm, argues Shabbir Lakha 

Smaller dividends should inspire a change to “percentage of market value” formula for calculating the Permanent Fund payout (from 2012)

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This essay was originally published on Basic Income News in December 2012.     This year Alaskans received a dividend of $878, not bad compared to all the other states, but this dividend is the smallest since 2005, and it is only the second time in more than 20 years that the dividend has been below $900 per person. Alaska’s

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