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SPAIN: XVII Simposium of Red Renta Básica

Íñigo Errejón, at the 7th Basic Income Simposium.   On the 2nd of November 2017, the city of Zaragoza (Spain) welcomed the 17th Basic Income Simposium, organized by Red Renta Básica (the Basic Income Network affiliate in Spain), which lasted for three days. In the first day, during the afternoon, the documentary “In the same boat” (trailer here) was screened, followed

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UK: European Social Survey (ESS) teaming up with Ronnie Cowan MP in event revealing the UK’s attitude to UBI

As part of the Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) Festival of Social Science 2017, the European Social Survey (ESS) is teaming up with Ronnie Cowan MP in a free event that will be held in Portcullis House, Westminster, from 9am on Thursday 16th of November to discuss the UK’s attitude to Universal Basic Income (UBI).   For the first time in

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Report from the Cash Conference

On Thursday, October 19th, activists, social justice advocates, economists, futurists, venture capitalists, writers, community organizers and politicians gathered at the Old Mint in San Francisco – a symbolically poetic building – to talk about Cash. Organized by the Economic Security Project, the goal of the conference was to “reimagine what an economy built on the well-being of everyone could look

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SWEDEN: Developer Conference in Malmö gets session by Scott Santens on basic income

Scott Santens. Credit to: Enno Schmidt Scott Santens will present a keynote session in the Developer Conference in Malmö, Sweden, on the 9th of November. His key points will be: Technological unemployment is real; Technological unemployment is not something we should fear; In order to not fear technological unemployment; The best way to decouple income from work is with unconditional

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IRELAND: Budget Analysis Seminar on Wednesday 11th October

Social Justice Ireland examines the fairness of seven different options for tax changes in their new publication released on Wednesday 4th of October. The new Irish Budget will be announced next Tuesday, 10th October, and the Social Justice Ireland analysis shows that much of what is being proposed is unfair and unjust. Fairer options are identified in the publication referred.

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AUSTRALIA: Alfred Deakin Institute Policy Forum – The Future of Work and Basic Income Options for Australia

Jon Altman and Eva Cox. Credit to: Alfred Deakin Institute (Deakin University, Melbourne)   The Alfred Deakin Institute at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia, hosted a forum on the 17th and 18th August discussing the concept of a universal basic income.   Workshop co-convenor Jon Altman (Deakin University and ANU) suggested that part of the impetus for the workshop was

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