Historical UBI-debate in North America – a short collection of videos and books:

A number of historical videos and books on the historic UBI debate in North America in the 1960s and 1970s (see post) are accessible on the Internet. A selection of them is gathered here.

Book by U.S. economist John K. Galbraith, 1958:

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U.S. president Lyndon B. Johnson declares “War on Poverty” in 1964:


Robert Theobald, Michael Harrington, Gunnar Myrdal, H. Stuart Hughes, Linus Pauling, John William Ward, Everett C. Hughes, et al., 1964:

Open Memorandum of “The Ad Hoc Committee on the Triple Revolution” sent to U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson and its government , 1964


Robert Theobald’s Reader, 1966:

With contributions from Theobald, Erich Fromm, Marshall MC Luhan, et al.

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Speech by Martin Luther King, Jr., 1967:


Studs Terkel’s radio interview with Dr. Robert Theobald in 1968 on “New approaches to man and technology” including Theobald’s “guaranteed income” proposal


Economist & later Nobel laureate Milton Friedman, 1968:


Robert Stanfield, leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada, 1968:


Robert Theobald at Augsburg University, Minneapolis, 1968:


Sociologist and presidential advisor Daniel Patrick Moynihan & U.S. president Richard Nixon, 1969-70:


Book by Daniel P. Moynihan, 1973:

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