Raf Manji, a Christchurch City Councillor, has promoted a universal basic income in recent media appearances, including an interview on Radio New Zealand and a TEDx talk in Christchurch. He sees basic income as part of a new social contract, arguing that we need to reconceive the idea of citizenship.
Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz was the featured guest on The Ezra Klein Show on October 25, 2016. Although the basic income was not the focal point of the 70 minute interview, Klein did ask Stiglitz whether he favors a UBI in the United States.
One often overlooked potential benefit is the effect of basic income on crime rates. A basic income could create more stable households and increase the likelihood of parents spending time with their children.
A new group of activists, Renta Básica Argentina, has formed to promote basic income in Argentina. One of the group’s main initiatives is a weekly, one-hour radio program devoted to the discussion of basic income.
Euvie Ivanova and Mike Gilliland, digital entrepreneurs and world travelers, founded the Future Thinkers Podcast as an outlet to “explore and bring light to big ideas, open up to alternative modes of living, and think about how all of us can build a better future for all of humanity”. Recently, Future Thinkers has been developing and distributing materials that promote a universal basic income.
Asia & The Pacific Policy Society’s Policy Forum podcast examined the benefits and costs of basic income in a recent podcast. Guests include Guy Standing, Charles Murray, Peter Whiteford (Social Policy Institute at ANU), and Olli Kangas (KELA).