“’Alaska’s Permanent Fund Dividend: Examining its Suitability as a Model‘ available online“…

…schreibt Karl Widerquist auf den Basic Income News.

„An early version of a book, Alaska’s Permanent Fund Dividend: Examining its Suitability as a Model, is now available for free download on my personal website. A summary, from the first chapter of the book (2012), is reprinted below. If you want to cite or quote it, please see the published version:

Alaska’s Permanent Fund Dividend: Examining its Suitability as a Model, edited by Karl Widerquist and Michael W. Howard. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012″

„Great idea: let’s not do it“ – Widerquist on Buttigieg

Finnlands Experiment – Berichterstattung sucht sich aus, was gefällt…

…den Eindruck erhält man, wenn die verschiedenen Beiträge in den Medien, die das Archiv Grundeinkommen gesammelt hat, durchschaut. Diese selektive Deutung der vorläufigen Ergebnisse entspricht dem, was Erfahrungen mit früheren Versuchen ebenso gezeigt haben, siehe hier und hier. Siehe auch „What (If Anything) Can We Learn from the Preliminary Results of the Finnish Basic Income Experiment?“.

„A Critical Analysis of Basic Income Experiments for Researchers, Policymakers, and Citizens“…

…eine Veröffentlichung von Karl Widerquist, der sich immer wieder auch kritisch zu Experimenten und der Diskussion darüber geäußert hat, siehe hier.

Hier ein Abstract des Verlags:


At least six different Universal Basic Income (UBI) experiments are underway or planned right now in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Finland, and Kenya. Several more countries are considering conducting experiments. Yet, there seems to be more interest simply in having UBI experiments than in exactly what we want to learn from them. Although experiments can produce a lot of relevant data about UBI, they are crucially limited in their ability to enlighten our understanding of the big questions that bear on the discussion of whether to implement UBI as a national or regional policy. And, past experience shows that results of UBI experiments are particularly vulnerable misunderstanding, sensationalism, and spin. This book examines the difficulties of conducting a UBI experiment and reporting the results in ways that successfully improve public understanding of the probable effects of a national UBI. The book makes recommendations how researchers, reporters, citizens, and policymakers can avoid these problems and get the most out of UBI experiments.“

Siehe unsere Beiträge zu Feldexperimenten hier.