A discussion on “the basic income experiment” was the focus of an episode of Al Jazeera’s The Stream, with Femi Oke and Malika Bilal, in January 2017. The debate, which centred around the Finnish BI experiment, included perspectives from both sides of the issue: those concerned basic income will eliminate incentives to work and those who see BI as a
(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
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
Videos of two lectures on Finland’s basic income pilot are now available online. The lectures, delivered by Kela’s Marjukka Turunen and Olli Kangas, were originally aired as part of a public event on Finland’s “social innovations”.
The Indian Statistical Institute hosted its 12th Annual Conference on Economic Growth and Development on December 19-21, 2016. ACEGD’s plenary sessions included a 90-minute panel on universal basic income and its relevance for India.
James K. Boyce, Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, defends a universal basic income of $200 per month, funded in part by taxes or fees on carbon emissions and financial transactions.