In this video published on June 12, 2012, Lord Robert Skidelsky, biographer of John Maynard Keynes, argues that governments should guarantee employment and a base income for their citizens; two seemingly radical ideas with long histories.
Basic Income was a recent topic in the German Web-TV channel “Deutsche Welle.” Herbert Wilkens, economist and an advocate of the basic income, took the opportunity and presented the idea of an unconditional basic income.
Klaus Sambor, coordinator of the Attac group for an unconditional basic-income (UBI) guarantee, talks about the campaign to qualify a European Citizens’ Initiative that would implement such a program in the European Union, recorded from Austria on May 6, 2012.
Our society has evolved in many aspects, except one … our social system. We need to introduce matching solutions to our problems, but what’s happening at the moment is ignoring instead of solving. Our politicians have prostituted themselves in order to keep their positions. If we rely on them, we will still be waiting in 100 years time.
Bruna and Marcus are Social Innovators and they have been developing the Basic Income Project in Brasile for two years, a project that is unique in the world. The 70 inhabitants of the town of Quantiga Velho receive 30 Real monthly. Marcus and Bruna tell us what are the effects of this new right, that is conquering the world.
This online slideshow proposes basic income as a solution to what it calls “crapitalism,” the use of resources to produce crap products and services. It’s produced by Livable Income For All (livableincome.org).