Author Archives: Julen Bollain

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

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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

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