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Minneapolis, MN, US: Workshop on basic income and care-work at Democracy Convention

The third Democracy Convention, a project of the nonprofit Liberty Tree Foundation, will be held August 2-6 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

This year, the convention will include a workshop on basic income and the caring economy.

The workshop, which will be held on the second day of the convention, “seeks to explore how a re-valuing of care-work can solidify the vision of a new economic and societal system, where caring for self, each other, and the planet is the primary focus.” The organizers of the workshop state that a basic income “has much potential as an element of a post-patriarchal economic system that values contributions to society by everyone.”

Speakers at the 75-minute workshop include Liane Gale (Basic Income Guarantee Minnesota, Basic Income Women Action Group), Ann Manning (Women’s Congress for Future Generations), and Kim McKeage (Professor at Hamline University).

The Democracy Convention comprises eight distinct conferences, encompassing topics from racial justice to voting rights to the free press. The Caring Economy & Basic Income workshop takes place as part of the Community & Economic Democracy Conference, which explores solutions to inequality, poverty, precarity, and other economic ills facing Americans today.  


Photo: “Caring” CC BY-NC-ND International Labour Organization

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I was a statistician, then a philosopher, then a journalist for a certain Basic Income News, and I have never been the sort to wed myself to any specific position or career path. (I have always chosen to remain in the precariat for this reason: my sense of duty is strong enough that I’d risk imperiling my own self-development if I were to accept a permanent position.) If you want to learn more about what I’m about, and how I see my ideal roles in the basic income community going forth, read the “cover letter” of sorts that is my Patreon homepage (updated November 2017).

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