Alaluf, Mateo (2013), ‘Basic income against the welfare state’
Mateo Alaluf is a Professor of Sociology at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in Brussels, Belgium. In this opinion piece (in French), he focuses on the renewed interest in basic income throughout Europe, and insists on the fact that basic income is a neo-liberal idea. According to Alaluf, in a basic income society wages [...]
OPINION: Big changes come
While voters of the United States were loudly debating gun control, the deficit, the debt, taxes, immigrant rights, the filibuster law, health care, and a host of other issues, the Obama administration quietly did something that would have been unthinkable a few decades ago. It ordered the military to allow women to serve in combat units. Other changes that would have been unthinkable a few decades ago also seem to be underway.
Götz Werner and Adrienne Goehler, 1000€ für Jeden: Freiheit, Gleichheit, Grundeinkommen [€1000 for each person: freedom, equality, Basic Income]
Götz Werner and Adrienne Goehler, 1000€ für Jeden: Freiheit, Gleichheit, Grundeinkommen [€1000 for each person: freedom, equality, Basic Income] Ullstein, 2010, 267 pp, pbk, 978 3 548 37421 5, £6.56 It is unusual for us to review foreign language books in the Citizen’s Income Newsletter, but an exception surely has to be made for this [...]
VIDEO: “A town without poverty”
This YouTube audio-video montage is a 7-minute Canadian Broadcasting Company radio interview with Evelyn Forget on her examination of the results of the guaranteed income experiment conducted in Dauphin, Manitoba in the 1970s. The accompanying video displays facts about poverty and inequality. Forget found many positive effects including an 8 percent reduction in hospital emissions. [...]
Audio: Discussion of eleven one-minute cases for Basic Income
BlogTalkRadio interviews Timothy Roscoe Carter about his recent opinion piece on BI News, entitled “The One Minute Case for a Basic Income.” Carter’s piece actually has eleven different one-minute arguments for basic income, each focused to appeal to a different ideology. BlogTalkRadio and Carter discuss at least half of them and several other aspects of [...]
VENEZUELA: A Citizen’s Income for Full-Time Mothers
[BICN - Jenna van Draanen] A recently published news article describes a new pension for full-time mothers in Venezuela. According to Chew, a labor law has been passed to allow mothers to collect pensions for the work they perform in the household. The article describes the Chavistas’ new labor law as anti-sexist in the way [...]
Slate magazine publishes four articles by Matthew Yglesias on basic income
Aynur Bashirova – BI News – 2013. Basic Income has a new advocate at a major U.S. publication. Since December 2012, Matthew Yglesias has published four articles in Slate magazine, each arguing for basic income, either on the basis that it would speed up the economic activity and that it would reduce poverty. Yglesias argues [...]
OPINION: A Three-Step Proposal to Get to a Basic Income For All Brazilians
Humanity has to rescue the human solidarity that used to pervade tribal societies where wealthy was evenly shared. In our days money has to be used to that effect as great social thinkers have been preaching. In Brazil, President Lula´s law 10,835 from 2004 says that “A monthly benefit enough for the basic needs of a person will be paid equally to all. This basic income is to be instated by steps, taking care first of the most in need."
Event: How the Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend Could Work in Iraq and Other Countries: A Conversation with Todd Moss
Monday, June 3, 2013 – 3:00pm to 5:00pm As part of the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Institute of Social and Economic Research series of lunchtime talks, “Understanding Alaska,” Todd Moss discussed whether something like Alaska’s Basic Income, the Permanent Fund and Dividend, could work in Iraq and other countries. Todd Moss, editor of The Governor’s [...]
Call for Papers: Special Issue of the Journal of Evolution and Technology, “Technological Unemployment and Universal Basic Income Guarantee”
Submissions are invited for a special issue of the Journal of Evolution and Technology on the topic of the impending global decline of employment due to automation, disintermediation and other effects of emerging technologies, and the need for reform and expansion of state income support such as a universal basic income guarantee (BIG). Papers questioning [...]
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Klage over DR Detektor
Der er indgivet en klage over DR’s Detektor-program 23. maj 2013 for – stik imod programmets eget formål - ukritisk at viderebringe en udokumenteret påstand som om den var en videnskabeligt fastslået kendsgerning. Påstanden er, at øget udbud af arbejdskraft i sig selv skaber øget efterspørgsel efter arbejdskraft, uanset om samfundet har høj arbejdsløshed eller ej.
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