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Discussion Papers

The USBIG discussion paper series makes available papers in progress about or relating to the Basic Income Guarantee as a forum for discussion in advance of publication. If you would like to submit a paper for this series, send an electronic copy to Karl@Widerquist.com. See the instructions for authors.

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127

May 2005

Jahn, Jens-Eberhard

Problems of a Programmatic UBI Debate Within the German Party of Democratic Socialism

126

May 2005

Cruz, Maria Núbia Alves Maíra C. P. Colares, Michelle dos Santos Diniz, Murillo Marschner A. de Brito, Ada Ávila Assunção

When Financial Benefits Guarantee School Attendance Without Children and Adolescents Stopping Work: the bolsa escola case of the Municipal Government of Belo Horizonte (Brazil)

125

May 2005

Yamamori, Rotu

Basic Income and Capability Approach: On Recognition and Deconstruction for Difference

124

May 2005

Birnbaum, Simon

Real Libertarianism, Structural Injustice and the Democratic Ideal

123

May 2005

Calderon Cuevas, Eduardo and Oscar Valiente Gonzalez

Basic Income as a Policy to Fight Child Labour

122

May 2005

Danahey, Patrick

Education And The Democratic Sovereignty Of The People: A Human Rights Approach Towards Introducing And Entrenching The Full Integration And Implementation Of A Universal Income Beyond The Duration Of Elected Governments

121

April 2005

Seekings, Jeremy

Prospects for Basic Income in Developing Countries: A Comparative Analysis of Welfare Regimes in the South

120

April 2005

Stevens, Jillynn

Social Welfare Policy: Controlling Gender, Race and Class

119

April 2005

Kunnemann, Rolf

Basic Food Income—Option or Obligation

118

April 2005

Kittay, Eva

Dependency-Independent Justice: Is BIG the answer

117

April 2005

Clark, Robert F.

The Earth as a Common Trust: Implications for a Minimum Income Guarantee

116

April 2005

Opielka, Michael

Complex Justice and Basic Income

115

March 2005

George, Robley

Socioeconomic Democracy: A Democratic Basic Income Guarantee

114

March 2005

Busilacchi, Gianluca

Two Problems, One Solution: The Earth Basic Income

113

March 2005

Zelleke, Almaz

A Feminist Critique of Reciprocity and Conditionality

112

March 2005

Tcherneva, Pavlina and L. Randall Wray

Common Goals—Different Solutions: Can Basic Income and Job Guarantees Deliver Their Own Promises

111

March 2005

Wright, Erik Olin

Basic Income as a Socialist Project

110

March 2005

Howard, Michael W.

Basic income and job guarantees: alternatives or complements?

109

March 2005

Widerquist, Karl

Justice as Voluntary Agreements

108

February 2005

Swanson, David

Basic Income Guarantee Versus the Corporate Media

107

February 2005

Bouquin, Stephen

The local exchange system

106

February 2005

Marx, Axel and Hans Peeters

An Unconditional Basic Income and Labor Supply: Results From a Survey of Lottery Winners

105

February 2005

Dietsch, Peter

Institutions as Motivational Bootstrapping

104

February 2005

Noguchi, Eri and Michael Lewis

So Long As There Are Bad Jobs, There Will Be Poor Workers: An Argument for an Anti-Poverty Policy NOT Dependent on the Labor Market

103

February 2005

Marangos, John

Thomas Paine (1737-1809) and Thomas Spence (1750-1814) on Basic Income Guarantee

102

February 2005

Farris, Buford

The Compassionate Face of Religion: A Grounding for a Guaranteed Income

101

February 2005

Wirengard, Robert

Capitalist Living Dividend, Not a Living Wage

100

February 2005

Daly, Lew

Whatever Happened to Unearned Income?

99

January 2005

Colombo, Gianluca, Andrea Fumagalli, Stefano Lucarelli, Jacopo Mazza, Edoardo Mollona, and Cosma Orsi

Testing the Value of Solidarity and the Implementation of Social Cohesion Policies

98

January 2005

Pizzigati, Sam

Can a Society with a Very Rich Be Decent to the Very Poor? The case of a “maximum wage”

97

December 2004

Tomlinson, John, Penny Harrington, and Simon Schooneveldt

Why Australian Workers and Unions Should Support Basic Income

96

October 2004

Howard, Michael

Basic Income and Migration Policy: A Moral Dilemma?

95

September 2004

Frankman, Myron J.

Ample Room at the Top: Financing a Planet-Wide Basic Income

94

August 2004

Lewis, Michael A. and Eri Noguchi

Class-Based Inequities in Civic Participation: Some Possible Reasons, One Possible Solution

93

August 2004

Sheahen, Al and Karl Widerquist

A Proposal to Transform the Standard Deduction into a Refundable Tax Credit

92

August 2004

Nattras, Nicoli

AIDS and the Disability Grant in South Africa: Further Reasons for Introducing a Basic Income Grant

91

August 2004

Noguchi, Eri and Michael Lewis

In Defense of Lazy: An Argument for Less Work, More Community

90

August 2004

Füllsack, Manfred

BI as a “Medium”? An “un-ethical” approach to the BI-debate

89

July 2004

Smith, Jeffery J.

The Citizen’s Dividend: Sharing the Wealth of the Commons

88

July 2004

Widerquist, Karl

Freedom as the Power to say no

87

July 2004

Howard, Michael

Basic Income and Migration Policy: A Moral Dilemma?

86

June 2004

Levine et al

A Retrospective on the Negative Income Tax Experiments

85

May 2004

Widerquist, Karl

Does She Exploit or Doesn’t She?

84

April 2004

Tideman, Nicolaus

The Ethics of Basic Income Grants

83

April 2004

Dyan, Paula

How It Feels to Be Homeless

82

March 2004

Hartzok, Alanna

Citizen Dividends and Oil Resource Rents

81

March 2004

Hughes, James

Embrace the End of Work

80

February 2004

Clark, Charles M. A.

Ending Poverty in America: The First Step

79

February 2004

Tcherneva, Pavlina R.

Job or Income Guarantee?

78

February 2004

Widerquist, Karl

Freedom as the Power to Say No

77

February 2004

Wetzell, David, L.

On the Welfare Effects of a Wage Floor in a Two-Sector Labor Market with Impoverished Workers

76

February 2004

Lewis, Michael A. and Farberman, Harvey A.

The Cost of Caring: The Impact of Caring for the Elderly on Women’s Earnings

75

February 2004

Keely, Louise, C. and Tan, Chih Ming

What Role Does Identity Play in the Preference for Income Redistribution?

74

February 2004

Wetzell, David

On Some Unappreciated Implications of Becker’s time Allocation Model of Labor Supply

73

February 2004

Noguchi, Eri and Lewis, Michael A.

Unconditional Basic Income: A Basic Condition of a Better Society?

72

February 2004

Murphy, Jason

That We May Know What We Want: Towards an Argument for a Basic Income Guarantee Based On Deliberation

71

January 2004

Bezruchka, Stephen

BIG Medicine for Achieving Population Health in the U.S.

70

January 2004

McGuire, George

Green Capitalism

69

January 2004

Theodore, Carla

Utopia or Oblivion

68

January 2004

Sheahen, Al

Does Everyone Have a Right to a Basic Income Guarantee

67

January 2004

Farina, Pete

The Case Against Income Inequality: Unequal Income Is Unequal Citizenship

66

January 2004

Leland Neuberg

Emergence and Defeat of Nixon’s Family Assistance Plan

65

December 2003

Widerquist, Karl

Economic Possibilities of our Grandparents

64

April 2003

Widerquist, Karl

Citizens Capital Accounts: A Proposal

63

April 2003

Suplicy, Eduardo Matarazzzo

President Lula's Zero Hunger Program and the Trend Toward a Citizens' Basic Income in Brazil

62

February 2003

Dahms, Harry F.

Breaking the Glass Cage: How Basic Income is a Quantitatively Different Social Policy Paradigm

61

February 2003

Harman, Eva

Social Grants and their Social Circulations

60

February 2003

Bryan, James B. 

Targeted Programs v. The Basic Income Guarantee: An Examination of the Efficiency Costs of Funding Different Forms of Redistribution

59

February 2003

Zelleke, Almaz

Distributive Justice and the Argument for Basic Income

58

February 2003

Opielka, Michael

Carework Salaries: The German Case and Beyond

57

February 2003

Harvey, Philip

The Right to Work and Basic Income Guarantees: A Comparative Assessment

56

February 2003

Wax, Amy

The Political Psychology of Social Security: – Obstacles to Reform

55

February 2003

Neuberg, Leland G.

What Defeated a Negative Income Tax?: Constructing a Causal Explanation of a Politically Controversial Historical Event

54

January 2003

Henriques, Manuel

The Guaranteed Minimum Income Schemes in the European Union, the Crisis in the European Social Policy Model and the Lessons from the USA

53

January 2003

Sheahen, Allan

Does Everyone Have the Right to a Basic Income Guarantee?

52

January 2003

Murphy, Jason and John Buerck

Thinking Machines, Automated Administration, Employment and Citizen’s Participation

51

January 2003

Handler, Joel

Myth and Ceremony in Workfare: Rights, Contracts, and Client Satisfaction

50

January 2003

Laurent, Thierry and Yannick L’Horty

Basic Income/Minimum Wage Schedule and the Occurrence of Inactivity Traps : Some Evidence on the French Labor Market

49

January 2003

Clark, Stephen

The Basic Income as a Foundation of a Sound Currency and a Free and Open Market

48

January 2003

Funicello, Theresa

Getting on a path to just distribution: The Caregiver Credit Campaign

47

January 2003

Fumagalli, Andrea 

Bioeconomics, labor flexibility and cognitive work: the unequal exchange

46

January 2003

Neuberg, Leland G.

Beyond Basic Incomes and Stakes: Toward a More Egalitarian Society

45

January 2003

Smith, Jeffery

Not the Left, but a Critical Mass Will win, not BI, but Rent Dividends

44

January 2003

Farris, Buford

A Real War on Poverty: Guaranteed Income Plus

43

November 2002

Thurlow, James

Can South Africa Afford to Become Africa's First Welfare State?

42

November 2002

Shafarman, Steven

Mobilizing Support for Basic Income

41

November 2002

Rey Pérez, José Luis

Can we argue for a human right to Basic Income?

40

November 2002

Hernández Losada, Diego Fernando 

Universal basic income as a preferential social dividend

39

November 2002

Cruz Basso, Leonardo Fernando 

Meritorious currency: a currency against famine

38

September 2002

Widerquist, Karl

A Failure to Communicate: The Labor Market Findings of the Negative Income Tax Experiments and Their Effects on Policy and Public Opinion

37

July 2002

Handler, Joel

Social Citizenship and Workfare in the U.S. and Western Europe: From Status to Contract

36

May 2002

Widerquist, Karl

The Stakeholder Account System

35

May 2002

Shafarman, Steven

Welfare and the True Meaning of “Conservative”

34

April 2002

Suplicy, Eduardo

From a Minimum Income to a Basic Income in Brazil

33

March 2002

Frankman, Myron

Funding a Planet-Wide Citizen's Income: Trial Calculations

32

March 2002

Clark, Stephen C.

Funding a Basic Income Guarantee Considering Size, Political Viability, and Pipeline

31

March 2002

Caputo, Richard K.

FAP Flops: Lessons Learned from the Failure to Pass the Family Assistance Plan in 1970 and 1972?

30

March 2002

Widerquist, Karl 

Phelp’s Economic Discipline as Undisciplined Economics

29

March 2002

Clark, Charles M. A. 

Basic Income: Promoting Social Justice in a 21st Century Economy

28

March 2002

Shafarman, Steven 

Beyond Left vs. Right: A New Political Discourse

27

March 2002

Widerquist, Karl 

Who Exploits Who?

26

March 2002

Van Trier, Walter 

Who Framed ‘Social Dividend’?

25

March 2002

Waltman, Jerold 

The Basic Income Guarantee and the Living Wage: A Comparative Anatomy

24

February 2002

Shafarman, Steven 

Ending Hunger, Homelessness, and Debilitating Poverty: Comparing BIG and other approaches

23

February 2002

Nattrass, Nicoli and Jeremy Seekings 

The Political-Economy of a Basic Income Grant in South Africa

22

February 2002

Zelleke, Almaz 

Basic Income in the United States: Redefining Citizenship in the Liberal State

21

February 2002

Pressman, Steven

Guaranteed Incomes and the Equity-Efficiency Tradeoff

20

February 2002

Bouquin, Stephen & Catherine Levy

Social minima a part of recommodification of labour? Critical assessment concerning the tendencies towards basic income

19

February 2002

Laurent, Thierry and Yannick L’Horty

Static vs. Dynamic Inactivity Trap on the Labor Market: Revisiting the “Making Work Pay” Issue.

18

February 2002

Bryan, James B.

Did the U.S. Welfare Reforms of 1996 and the Expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit Eliminate the Need for a Basic Income Guarantee?

17

February 2002

Morrison, Roy 

A Framework for Justice and Fairness

16

February 2002

Wolff, Ed 

Recent Trends in Living Standards in the United States

15

February 2002

Lewis, Michael 

Perhaps There Can be Too Much Freedom

14

February 2002

Garfinkel, Irwin, Chien-Chung Huang, Wendy Naidich,

Effects Of Tax Rebates on Poverty and Income Distribution

13

February 2002

Sheahan, Al

Why not Guarantee Everyone a Job? Why the Negative Income Tax Experiments of the 1970s were Successful

12

February 2002

Sheahen, Al

Does Everyone Have a Right to a Basic Income Guarantee?

11

February 2002

Farris, Buford 

Was it only a Dream: Guaranteed Income through the eyes of a Sixties Poverty Warrior in Texas

10

February 2002

Bergmann. Barbara R. 

A Swedish-Style Welfare State Or Basic Income: Which Should Have Priority?

9

February 2002

Howard, Michael W. 

Liberal and Marxist Justifications for Basic Income

8

February 2002

Smith, Jeffery J 

From Red to Green: From Income to Rents as the Funding Source for a Social Salary

7

January 2002

Cunliffe, John and Guido Erreygers

Inheritance and Equal Shares: Early American Views

6

November 2001

Wax, Amy 

Something for Nothing: The Liberal Case Against Welfare Work Requirements

5

May 2001

Lewis, Michael 

A Critique of Phelps' Welfare Economic Justification of Wage Subsidies

4

March 2001

Clark, Charles M.A. 

Changing Labour Markets: Towards Real Flexibility

3

December 2000

Block, Fred 

Basic Income and the Shadow of Speedhamland

2

September 2000

Widerquist, Karl 

Citizenship or Obligation

1

May 2000

Harris, Robert 

The Guaranteed Income Movement of the 1960s and 1970s.