Author Archives: Bryan Tierney

New Book: “Universal Basic Income: Pennies From Heaven” by Paul O’Brien

Author and academic Paul O’Brien explores the arguments for and against the idea of Universal Basic Income and explains how it might work in practice. Paul O’Brien is a member of Basic Income Ireland, an affiliates of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN). The book—published on the 26 May 2017—explores themes that the group have been discussing for some years.

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Space funding for Universal Basic Income

Futurism, August 6, 2017 Could we use space to pay for a Universal Basic Income? Tom Ward addresses this question in a Futurism article. The article discusses the idea of using space to fund a Basic Income; the money being generated from future space tourism and mining. The argument—akin to that of a citizen’s dividend—is that space belongs to us

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IRELAND: Social Justice Ireland Endorses EU-wide Basic Income System

Comments to European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) consultation on the Future of Europe in Dublin, Ireland, June 7, 2017 Social Justice Ireland, an independent Irish think tank and justice advocacy organization, has endorsed proposals for the introduction of an EU-wide basic income system. Speaking at an EESC event held in Dublin on June 7th, Dr Seán Healy, Director of Social Justice

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