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ICELAND: Pirates back basic income

[F. H. Pitts]

In Iceland, the Pirate Party have tabled a congressional statement calling upon the welfare minister to consider the institution of a basic income on a national level. Three of the party’s MPs have asked the minister to begin mapping ways in which such a scheme can be rolled out. They were motivated to do so by the moral and ethical arguments of Thomas Paine and Bertrand Russell in favour of such a measure, and the growing body of evidence on the changing economy and the effects of automation upon the workforce. More details can be found here:

Haukur Már Helgason, “Pirates Propose Guaranteed Basic Income”, Grapevine, 8th October 2014

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