Politics

Basic Income

By Anna Arnone The idea of a basic income for all, adults and children alike, sometimes referred to as a “universal basic income” or “basic income guarantee”, has been gaining traction in the last couple of years. It can be…
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Politics

1981 And All That

Paul Hunt reflects on what history has to teach us about the formation of Centre Parties as MPs desert Labour and the Tories and board the good ship Independent The ‘Gang or Four’ SDP founders, Shirley Williams, David Owen, Roy…
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Politics

Plus Ça Change?

By Barry Jones  People want access to the lawmakers who govern their lives. In all that is written on the subject, perhaps 10 to 20 percent of the “intellectuals”, “activists” or “commentators” are getting the point. The majority are preening…
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Politics

Venezuela in Brief

Rather than using ballot boxes, Venezuela uses an electrical voting ballot: to begin with, there is no doubt whatever about that. Since 1998, elections in Venezuela have been automated (using touch-screen DRE voting machines which provide a Voter Verified Paper…
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