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VIDEO: UK’s Work and Pensions Committee oral evidence on basic income (summary of content)

(From left to right: Louise Haagh, Annie Miller, Becca Kirkpatrick, Ben Southwood) As reported recently, a formal hearing called by the Work and Pensions Committee  of the UK Parliament was carried out on the 12th of January 2017, in Birmingham, for a session dedicated to basic income. This hearing was recorded on video, and can be watched here.   From

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GUY STANDING: Basic Income Possible within the Next Ten Years

Business Insider published an article based on an interview with co-founder of BIEN, Guy Standing, focusing on his analysis of the working class in the Western world. Standing sees a growing class of “precariat” workers, caused by a political agenda promoting market-led competition since the 1970s. A significant group of this “precariat” is prone to listen to ugly voices playing

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United States (San Francisco): Sean Kline speaks at sold out event on Universal Basic Income

On January 23rd, Sean Kline, Director of the San Francisco Office of Financial Empowerment, spoke at a Questions & Answers event where he discussed his ideas for universal basic income (UBI) pilots in San Francisco, as well as other cities across the United States. Kline was hosted by Jim Pugh, the co-director of the Universal Income Project, and they spoke

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Robin Clunie: “How to use Scotland’s land to create a brand new people’s welfare”

(Image credit: CommonSpace) Robin Clunie, an architect, outlined in a recent article the way Scotland can take control of its land to provide for all of its citizens. With an amendment to land ownership laws, this could be done, according to Clunie.   Clunie said, “All land except that immediately attached to a residence is taken into the people’s ownership

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