Category Archives: News & Events

IRAN: Basic income gets international attention

As reported in past issues of this Newsletter, Iran has recently started distributing a small basic income to all citizens who apply. The program replaces an efficient system of subsidies on commodities such as fuel and food. Rachel Godfrey Wood, writing for the International Institute for Environment and Development, has taken notice of the program and suggest that it could

» Read more

NAMIBIA: BIG pilot project receives visit from Brazilian senator

The BIG Coalition in Namibia has been running a BIG pilot project in the village of Otjivero for several years now. On February 6-12, 2011, Brazilian Senator Eduardo Suplicy visited the project while on an exchange visit between Brazil and Namibia. In addition to visiting Otjivero, he held a community meeting in Katutura, met various high-profile politicians, gave TV interviews,

» Read more

BRAZIL: RECIVITAS expands its local BIG to 83 people as it charters the “BIG Social Bank”

ReCivitas is a nonprofit organization in Brazil that has established a local basic income in the village of Quatinga Velho with funding provided entirely by private donations. The coverage of Recivitas’s basic income expanded by six people in April 2011. A total of 83 people in Quatinga Velho now receive a basic income of R$30,00 (Brazilian Reals) each. The project

» Read more

GERMANY: Pro-market party calls for basic child income

The pro-business Free Democratic Party (FDP) of Germany has suggested a basic children’s income to replace all parenting and child payments, according to The Local, and English-language German online newspaper. Sibylle Laurischk, of the FDP, said that with a basic income, every child would be entitled to a definite amount of money: “Parents and above all single parents who don’t

» Read more

TAMPERE (Finland), May 16th-17th, 2011: University of Tampere international workshop on “Universal Basic Income as a European Alternative”

This day-long workshop discussed issues such as the “Philosophical Foundations of Justice and Basic Income,” “UBI in the Context of National Social Security and Employment Systems,” “Economics and Labour Market Effects of UBI,” and “Policy Proposals on UBI.” Participants included a wide variety of researchers from around Europe. Johanna Perkiö organized the conference as the kick-start of a major research

» Read more

LUXEMBOURG (Luxembourg), April 1, 2011: University of Luxembourg public workshop: Basic Income and Income Redistribution

This workshop discussed basic income as it related to issues of income distribution, labor market participation and, in small countries like Luxembourg, control of migration flows. It included a roundtable (in French) with guest lecturers Philippe Van Parijs from the Catholic University of Louvain, Tony Atkinson of Nuffield College, Oxford, and Tito Boeri, Bocconi University, Italy. A report by Mosaik.lu

» Read more

SEOUL (South Korea): An open discussion with 'Ecology, Land Tax, Culture, and Basic Income'

Seoul, on June 3, 2011, the Basic Income Korean Network(BIKN), in conjunction with Cultural Action and the Institute of Land and Liberty, held a symposium titled Ecology, Land Tax, Culture, and Basic Income as a part of the 5th Marx Communale that took place in Seoul National University. Part I of the symposium, Culture Society and Basic Income, began with

» Read more

Basic Income for All: a Real Utopia (Italian)

In the smoking ruins of the wage-based society, facing a global crisis of civilization, and before the full blown bankruptcy of neoliberal policies, Basic Income for All is the watchword providing a way of escape through the setting up of a new social project. A new social project that is able to create a society eventually based on the ideas of the “right of existence”, the freedom of choice, the freedom to create, the distribution of wealth and the equal dignity for all. The authors of this anthology, gathered together by Bin Italy – the Italian Association for the Guaranteed Income – are completely convinced of it. Through a radical insight and a reckless theoretical attitude, the idea of the Income of Citizenship is analysed by using a plurality of approaches and disciplines – the result is a multifaceted, rich and cogent framework. An essential book to cope with the challenges of our time, free from any bias.

» Read more
1 303 304 305 306 307 318