Author Archives: BIEN Ireland

Victoria White, “We need to stop tax system incentivising dual-income families”

This article Irish Examiner argues in favour of basic income. Summary: Paid work is a scarce resource. Basic income is one way to support people to share the paid work available and still have a decent income. It’s also a way to show we value all the unpaid work that people do in communities and households. Victoria White comes at

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DORLING, Danny (2012), The no-nonsense guide to equality…

This new book by Danny Dorling (University of Sheffield) includes a 8 pages discussion of basic income in the British context. Dorling seems to be very supportive of the idea, including at EU-level: “Imagine how much money would be saved”, he writes, “if a basic income one day replaced all the numerous different benefit and taxation systems existing accross the

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Dublin (IE), 3 July 2012: Social Justice Ireland's annual Public Policy Conference

Social Justice Ireland’s annual Public Policy Conference will be held in Croke Park Conference Centre on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 from 9.30am to 4.45pm and will address the issue of the future of the European Social Model. One of the main papers at this conference will be presented by one of the world’s best known advocates of Basic Income, Philippe

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SWIFT, Richard (2012), 'Preparing the ground: Left strategy beyond the apocalypse'

In this essay, Richard Swift – a former co-editor of The New Internationalist – answers the question, “In some Western countries, right-wing populism has been able to channel much of the anger caused by the financial crisis and its effect. Why has the Left been marginalized? How can this be overcome?” “It might help”, Swift writes, “to offer some simple

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