Peter Knight The global network Sufficiency4Sustainability (S4S), which advocates for sufficiency as a path to sustainability, was just founded in late May this year. It is composed of a web of thinkers, researchers, professors and professionals devoted to promoting “the development of public policies to provide enough for all and curb overconsumption.” Founding members of the S4S network
Representative Chris Lee. Credit to: Office of Representative Chris Lee In the face of growing economic inequality and projections of increased disparities in the coming decades, Hawai‘i has passed a resolution to establish a Basic Economic Security Working Group. The working group will investigate the impact job automation will have on the residents of Hawai‘i and its social safety
In an article published in the Journal of Political Ecology, Professor Alf Hornborg of the human ecology division of Lund University proposes that each country establish a complementary currency for local use only, which would be distributed to all its residents as a basic income. In this way, humanity as a whole would regain justice and sustainability. In pre-modern societies,
Terreiro do Paço, Lisboa. Credit to: Like3ZA. The 17th Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) Congress, happening in Lisbon from September 25-27th, has now a posted schedule and a registration link. There will be plenary and parallel sessions each day, with a total of 45 sessions over the course of the Congress. Parallel sessions will last for two hours each,
Claire Williams and Frans Tjallingii A new non-profit organization named the New Leaf Project (NLP) is on the verge of starting a direct unconditional cash transfer program in Vancouver, Canada. This program, designed as a test pilot, is set to start in late summer, and will disburse a one-time cash grant of 7500 CAN$ to 50 recently homeless people.
Ioana Marinescu. Credit to: Harris School of Pubic Policy. The Roosevelt Institute finds positive overall quality of life outcomes from giving cash directly to individuals. By studying three programs that share different components of a universal basic income, University of Chicago Professor Ioana Marinescu is able to shed light on empirical evidence showing improvements in consumption, health, education, among other