On July 13, Amsterdam’s Pakhuis de Zwijger hosted an event on basic income in collaboration with Goethe-Institut Niederlande. Speakers and discussants included Anne van Dalen, Sascha Liebermann, Raymond Gradus, Ronald Mulder, and Leisbeth van Tongeren.
The London-based New Work Order is a group for self-directed individuals building careers outside of the mainstream. In its own words, NWO is “a close-knit network of ambitious and proactive people who are building careers on our own terms.” The NWO founders describe their journey as follows: Our journey took us from Switzerland to London, where we met with hundreds of ambitious
Dr. Guy Standing, co-founder and honorary co-president of the Basic Income Earth Network, was recently a featured guest on two episodes of Sputnik‘s Brave New World podcast. The first episode provides a general introduction to universal basic income, including an overview of common arguments for and against the idea. The second turns to practical issues in testing and implementing a basic income,
Computer scientist Sir Tim Berners-Lee — best known for his founding of the World Wide Web in 1989 — was awarded this year’s Charleston-EFG John Maynard Keynes Prize for “exceptional and inter-disciplinary talents in the spirit of John Maynard Keynes’ work, life and legacy.” Partially in recognition of this achievement, Berners-Lee was interviewed by The Economist in a recent podcast, where he
Basic income has been a topic of serious discussion in Canada this year, with Ontario preparing to trial a basic income, and Nova Scotia and Manitoba also earnestly debating the idea. Among its most prominent advocates are Dr. Evelyn Forget, an economist at the University of Manitoba noted for her analysis of the data from the Mincome experiment, and Dr. Danielle Martin,
Rutger Bregman, author of Utopia for Realists: The Case for a Universal Basic Income, Open Borders, and a 15-Hour Workweek, was featured on the Tommy Schnurmacher Show, a popular Canadian talk show, on April 28, 2016. Listen to the interview here. Image Credit: Bond van Nederlandse Architecten (flickr)