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Fiona Ranford, “Care work is a 24 hour a day job, Mr Balls, and should be paid as such.”

SUMMARY: According to this article, UK government proposal to 25 hours a week free childcare is to be welcomed. But it fails to get to the core of a sexist economy which relies on care work being done for free 24 hours a day. The author, Fiona Ranford, makes the feminist case for a Basic Income. Fiona Ranford is a

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BERLIN, Germany: “Workshop Grundeinkommen auf der Aktionskonferenz Care Revolution [Basic Income Workshop on the Action Conference Care Revolution]”, March 15 2014

[Michael Millar] Event: “Workshop Grundeinkommen auf der Aktionskonferenz Care Revolution [Basic Income Workshop on the Action Conference Care Revolution]” Place: Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung in Franz-Mehring-Platz 1, Berlin Time: 1400 – 1600, March 15 2014 Language: German For more information, go to:

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India Network for Basic Income releases YouTube videos

The India Network for Basic Income recently released two new YouTube videos aiming to highlight issues around universal basic income (UBI). The first, which lasts slightly over one minute, addresses the payment of UBI to women, and makes the argument that, as women frequently do unpaid work such as childcare or housekeeping, providing them with a regular income does not

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US: Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan invites junior scholars to workshop on Basic Income

University of Michigan in Autumn. Credit to: Flickr.   Poverty Solutions at the University of Michigan, in collaboration with the Stanford Basic Income Lab and with support from the Economic Security Project, are inviting applications to participate in a three-day workshop from May 18th – 20th 2018, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.   The workshop will provide opportunities to learn about

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UBI’s Impact on Work Culture: Not a Question for the Experimenters

My interest in basic income stemmed from the conjecture that such a policy could help to ignite a progression away from the culture of total work. However, there are many open empirical questions regarding the exact way in which a basic income would (or would not) influence work-related attitudes and behaviors. One might hope that current and planned experiments will

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US: Chris Hughes, co-chair of the Economic Security Project (ESP), favours means tested guaranteed income for working poor over UBI in new book

In a July 2017 televised Town Hall with KCET, Economic Security Project co-chairs Chris Hughes and Natalie Foster were asked about the principles of a Universal Basic Income. Public questions from Facebook were delivered by the moderator, the first common concern of which was: should we “give everybody a Basic Income,” even the lazy and wealthy? Foster took the question

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