Author Archives: Vito Laterza

Call for papers on basic income for ESPAnet 2016 conference, Netherlands

A panel on “The Basic Income imperative: rethinking equality, inclusion and social innovation across Europe” will be held at the 2016 conference of the European Network for Social Policy Analysis (ESPAnet), September 1-3, Rotterdam, Netherlands. The panel is convened by Bettina Leibetseder (Johannes Kepler University, Austria) and Jurgen De Wispelaere (University of Tampere, Finland). The call for papers is open

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UNITED STATES: Jason Murphy talks about basic income on the David Pakman Show

On December 11, anti-poverty activist and scholar Jason Burke Murphy appeared on the popular David Pakman Show to discuss basic income and how to implement it in the United States. Murphy is assistant professor at Elms College. He serves on the National Committee of the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network and the BIEN Executive Committee. The conversation touched on the

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UNITED KINGDOM: Royal Society of Arts basic income event, December 17, 2015

A debate on universal basic income will be hosted on December 17, 2015 by the London-based RSA (Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce; also known as the Royal Society of Arts). EVENT: The Case for a Universal Basic Income. TIME & DATE: Starts at 1pm (UK time), Thursday, December 17, 2015. VENUE: Durham Street Auditorium, RSA House,

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VIDEO: Standing and Widerquist speak about basic income on HuffPost Live

On December 8, Huffington Post Live hosted a debate on basic income following the coverage by mainstream news of the Finnish basic income experiment. There were three guest speakers: Guy Standing, economist, professor of development studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (London), and BIEN’s Honorary President; Karl Widerquist, political philosopher and economist, associate professor at Georgetown University

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UNITED STATES: Portland basic income meetup on December 14

Basic Income Portland Oregon, the local chapter of Basic Income Action, will hold its next meetup on Monday, December 14. EVENT: Basic Income Portland Oregon Meetup. TOPIC: Basic income discussion + strategizing TIME & DATE: 7pm, Monday, December 14, 2015. VENUE: Foster Village Coop, 4629 SE 64th Avenue, Portland, OR. DETAILS: Join the Meetup group and contact the organizers here. FACEBOOK GROUP: Join here. This

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HUMAN RIGHTS DAY: Basic income as human right campaign

Human Rights Day is celebrated across the world every year on December 10. The date was chosen to honor the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption and proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 1948. Human dignity is inviolable and basic income is a human right. Make your point by changing your profile picture on social media.

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Interview with Guy Standing: “Most unions have failed to respond to the needs and aspirations of the precariat”

Guy Standing, renowned economist, noted author and honorary president of BIEN, was recently interviewed by the Equal Times, a global media platform that focuses on work and social justice. Guy Standing makes a forceful case for basic income that takes into account the current global conditions of the labor market and the economy. He draws on his vast wealth of

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