Daniel Raventós and Julie Wark have just published a new book titled “Against Charity”. Both authors argue for an unconditional universal basic income above the poverty line and paid for by progressive taxation to both eradicate poverty and empower recipients—the result being the human right of material existence. The burning issue is not charity, but justice. Raventós and Wark affirm» Read more
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The new Spanish book “Basic Income against Uncertainty” updates the most important developments in basic income and discusses recent writings.» Read more
SPAIN: A Rational And Fair Basic Income Proposal For The 21st Century: How Could It Be Financed In Spain?
“Every revolutionary idea seems to evoke three stages of reaction. First: It’s completely impossible. Second: It’s possible, but it’s not worth doing. Third: I said it was a good idea all along!” Arthur C. Clarke (1917 – 2008) Like any serious social programme, basic income must pass two tests represented by the questions (in the following order): is it fair» Read more
Julie Wark and Daniel Raventós: “Why don’t Trade Unions support an UBI (precisely when they should)?”
(Picture credit: Counterpunch) In this article Julie Wark and Daniel Raventós write about why the trade unions do not support an unconditional basic income when “properly understood and administered, basic income could have enormously positive consequences”. Prior to their discussion of the reasons why trade unions do not support an unconditional basic income, they first try to assess both the» Read more
Survey about Unconditional Basic Income which will be presented the 19th of November at the XVI Basic Income Symposium in Bilbao, Spain.» Read more