Considering that the ongoing global crisis has led to massive unemployment, particularly in Europe, and has left many people in despair, groups of citizens from 15 European Union countries have launched an initiative to request the EU to examine the feasibility of an Unconditional Basic Income. The idea behind an Unconditional Basic Income is to [...]
Guy Standing on RT the BIG Picture Thom Hartman, of the U.S.-based news website, RT The Big Picture, recently interviewed Guy Standing on basic income, the Alaska Dividend, the Indian basic income pilot project, and related issues. The interview is now on YouTube. Hartmann, Thom. “The right to basic income: Interview with Guy Standing,” RT [...]
This op-ed piece argues that the political climate in Scotland has recently opened up to big ideas such as basic income. McAlpine, Robin “A new enlightened political debate?” The Scotsman, 05.03.2013 http://www.scotsman.com/news/robin-mcalpine-a-new-enlightened-political-debate-1-2821758
According to AllAfrica.com, Uhuru Dempers, a supporter of the Basic Income Grant (BIG) pilot project in Otjivero, Namibia said that the BIG Coalition of Namibia is unlikely to be able to continue the project any longer. The coalition maintained a BIG in this small town for nearly two years and had hoped to keep it [...]
This book, released in 2011, is now available for free as a computer-generated audio book in MP3 format. (It is also available for download as PDF, see story from BI News, May 19, 2013). The hard copy is still available for €29.90. Philippe Van Parijs is one of the leading philosophers writing about basic income [...]
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