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[11 Dec 2009 | Comments Off | ]

Strong signs of real progress toward a basic income in the United States Over the past week we’ve seen some possible breakthrough steps toward a basic income. Did you miss that news? Not surprising, because it’s been buried in news reports about the Copenhagen Climate talks. Sen. Maria Cantwell from Washington is introducing a bill [...]

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[20 May 2009 | One Comment | ]

Rapid climate progress requires income security for all. Too bad most people, particularly elected politicians, don’t realize it. Our job is to educate them. There have been lots of news stories over the past two days about the Obama administration setting stricter fuel efficiency standards. Opponents insist that the new standards will raise car prices [...]

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[11 May 2009 | One Comment | ]

Income security for all will solve many social and political problems, including improving health care and saving rainforests. If anyone still doubts the power of viral social marketing, there’s a nice example in today’s New York Times, and it relates directly to several aspects of income security for all. The Times story is about a [...]

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[8 Apr 2009 | Comments Off | ]

Posting twice in one day for the first time, prodded by a Reuter’s article on climate change. It’s a compelling argument for Citizen Dividends. Dramatic changes are coming, according to most distinguished scientists. Individuals will have to prepare, and guaranteed basic income will ensure that everyone can afford to adapt as necessary. Our nation has [...]

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[8 Apr 2009 | Comments Off | ]

About half way through Tom Friedman’s column in today’s New York Times is the following paragraph: Representative John B. Larson, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, has circulated a draft bill that would impose “a per-unit tax on the carbon-dioxide content of fossil fuels, beginning at a rate of $15 per metric ton of CO2 [...]

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[24 Mar 2009 | Comments Off | ]

A Washington Post editorial today calls for a carbon tax – and provides more evidence for why we need Citizen Dividends, a guaranteed basic income for every American. Here are the opening words from each of the three paragraphs: “The Environmental Protection Agency has told the White House that global warming is endangering public health [...]

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[2 Feb 2009 | Comments Off | ]

Republican Senator Richard Lugar, in an op-ed in the Washington Post on Sunday, called for “a revenue-neutral oil security tax” to treat our oil addiction. He wants to Take every penny collected at the pump and put it right back into the pockets of consumers. … The government could regularly send a check to everyone [...]