KELTY, SCOTLAND: “Basic Income: Real Social Security” (Jan 28)

BIEN’s Scottish affiliate, Citizen’s Basic Income Network Scotland (CBINS), will be holding a public event in Kelty, a town in Fife, on Saturday, January 28. The location is notable in part because the council area of Fife is presently investigating the possibility of a basic income pilot in one of its towns.

Karl Widerquist, credit: Enno Schmidt

The theme of the event is “Basic Income: Real Social Security”. BIEN co-chair Karl Widerquist will be the keynote speaker, and additional invited speakers include members of the Fife Council, Scottish Government, Department of Work and Pensions, and Inland Revenue, who will discuss the latest plans and possibilities for a pilot project in Fife.

Launched in November 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland, CBINS is one of BIEN’s newest affiliates.

More information about the Kelty event is available here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1637025389924686/

See also the listing on BIEN’s event calendar.


Reviewed by Genevieve Shanahan 

Photo: West Bucklay farm, in Fife near Kelty; CC BY 2.0 B4bees

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Kate is a former professional student at the Ohio State University (PhD Philosophy 2015, MS Statistics 2009, BS Mathematics 2006) and philosophy instructor. She began writing and reporting for Basic Income News in March 2016, and soon thereafter a member of BIEN's Executive Committee as well as Secretary of BIEN's US affiliate (USBIG). Kate has lately received a grant from the Economic Security Project to support her work at BIEN through 2017, and has received additional contributions through Patreon.

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