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 has worked as a professional student (holding a BS in Mathematics, MS in Statistics, and PhD in Philosophy), and is currently taking a mid-career retirement before continuing to an MA or PhD in Linguistics or Communications. She began selling her labor to the Basic Income movement in 2017, after gaining some recognition for her late 2016 work for BIEN's Basic Income News. She's presently plans to reorient her life around new unpaid and independent BI work and is, as always, open to wherever the venture might lead (the resumption of her studies of argumentation theory and politeness theory can always wait).

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