A Basic Income Is Less Than Meets The Eye by Pete Dolack

Capitalism isn't working

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by Pete Dolack
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
Systemic Disorder, December 1, 2016
April 24, 2017

A basic income — the concept of everybody getting a regular check from the government regardless of circumstance — is one of those ideas that sound wonderful on the surface but proves to be much less so once we examine the details.

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Debate: Basic Income: A Way Forward for the Left?

Capitalism isn't working

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Socialist Project on Apr 15, 2017

The idea of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) has been championed by both progressives and conservatives. Not everyone on the left, however, is behind the idea. Is the UBI a means of redistributing wealth, attacking poverty and protecting workers from technological displacement? Or will basic income serve to advance an agenda of austerity and privatization?

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How Bankers Became the Top Exploiters of the Economy by Michael Hudson

Money!

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by Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Michael Hudson
March 28, 2017

The Next System Project’s Adam Simpson sat down with renowned economist and economic historian Michael Hudson to discuss economic deceptions old and new. Michael Hudson is Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City and a prolific writer about the global economy and predatory financial practices. Among his latest books are Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Bondage Destroy the Global Economy and its follow-up J is for Junk Economics: A Guide to Reality in an Age of Deception.

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Universal Basic Income–Not The Answer, Yet But Needs To Be Discussed by Graham Peebles

Christian Aid's Poverty can be eradicated poster

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by Graham Peebles
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London, England
March 17, 2017

Poverty blights the lives of billions of people throughout the world: in developing countries, where it is acute, and industrialised nations, where it’s hidden but growing. It rises out of social injustice, makes exploitation and abuse inevitable, brings death and disease, robs people of opportunity and dignity, feeds anger and resentment.

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Can Jill Carry Bernie’s Baton? A Look at the Green Candidate’s Radical Funding Solution by Ellen Brown

Jill Stein

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by Ellen Brown
Writer, Dandelion Salad
The Web of Debt Blog
August 2, 2016

Bernie Sanders supporters are flocking to Jill Stein, the presumptive Green Party presidential candidate, with donations to her campaign exploding nearly 1000% after he endorsed Hillary Clinton. Stein salutes Sanders for the progressive populist movement he began and says it is up to her to carry the baton. Can she do it? Critics say her radical policies will not hold up to scrutiny. But supporters say they are just the medicine the economy needs.

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Injustice by Design by Graham Peebles + Noam Chomsky: Requiem for the American Dream

Capitalism Kills

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by Graham Peebles
Writer, Dandelion Salad
London, England
June 12, 2016

Over and above the greed and corruption of wealthy and powerful individuals, the leaked ‘Panama Papers’ revealed the need for a worldwide, standardised tax code, as part of a radical new global economic model. Not globalisation – which is ideologically based, designed by the ruling elite and set up to serve the interests of national and multi-national corporations and banks, but a new and just system designed to meet the needs of everyone, with sharing and social justice at its heart.

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The Coming Revolution: Evolutionary Leap or Descent Into Chaos and Violence? by David DeGraw

Half The Pay - Twice The Work

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Updated: Oct. 17, 2014

by David DeGraw
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Peak Inequality: The .01% And The Impoverishment Of Society by David DeGraw + The Economics of Revolution

Inequality Hurts Us All

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Updated: added video interviews

by David DeGraw
daviddegraw.org
August 18, 2014

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Money for the People: Grillo’s Populist Plan for Italy by Ellen Brown

by Ellen Brown
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
webofdebt.com
March 7, 2013

Default on the public debt, nationalization of the banks, and a citizen dividend could actually save the Italian economy.

Comedian Beppe Grillo was surprised himself when his Five Star Movement got 8.7 million votes in the Italian general election of February 24-25th. His movement is now the biggest single party in the chamber of deputies, says The Guardian, which makes him “a kingmaker in a hung parliament.”

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Credit As A Public Utility: The Solution to the Economic Crisis by Richard C. Cook (videos)

by Richard C. Cook
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
richardccook.com
March 26, 2009

Note: replaced videos April 22, 2011

on Apr 21, 2011

22:46 – Mar 25, 2009

Part One of Six Parts: Credit As A Public Utility: The Solution to the Economic Crisis

“Our Early Political Leaders Warned Us Against the Banking Interests”

Written and Produced by Richard C. Cook

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The Cook Plan (video)

by Richard C. Cook
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
richardccook.com
February 8, 2009

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Richard C. Cook proposes “A Bailout for the People: Dividend Economics and the Basic Income Guarantee.” Cook is a former analyst for the U.S. federal government. His book on monetary reform “We Hold These Truths: The Hope of Monetary Reform” is available at http://www.amazon.com. He can be contacted at richardccook.com

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Bailout for the People: “The Cook Plan” by Richard C. Cook

by Richard C. Cook
featured writer
Dandelion Salad
richardccook.com
February 3, 2009

A Bailout for the People:

Dividend Economics and the Basic Income Guarantee

By Richard C. Cook

Prepared for a Presentation at the

8th Congress of the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network and

2009 Eastern Economics Association Annual Conference

Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers

New York, N.Y., February 27

The existing monetary system is not free enterprise, and it is not capitalism. It is cancer.

Isn’t it Finally Time to Enact a Basic Income Guarantee?

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