Tag Archives: Basic income

BBC de-growth video recommends basic income

In a recent video released by the BBC, anthropologist Dr Jason Hickel argues for a form of planned de-growth which includes the provision of basic income. Hickel is employed by the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), which for several years has been ranked second in the world for social sciences by the QS World University Rankings. In

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Slack CEO endorses UBI on Twitter

Successful entrepreneur Stewart Butterfield, co-founder of online photo-sharing application Flickr and creator of the popular business communications system Slack, has spoken out on Twitter in favour of universal basic income. On 4 August 2017, Butterfield stated that “giving people even a very small safety net would unlock a huge amount of entrepreneurialism”. He was responding to Austen Allred, the founder

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ALGERIA: Think Tank Proposes Universal Basic Income

Several Western and European countries have been seriously considering Universal Basic Income recently. Numerous countries already have social programs that supplement individual incomes for select groups, such as unemployment compensation, food stamps, or housing income, but none have a program involving basic income for every individual. The think tank NABNI (French acronym for “Our Algeria Built on New Ideas”) laid

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ARTICLE: Jason Hickel on Why Basic Income is a Birthright

In a recent article for The Guardian, Jason Hickel writes that “a basic income could defeat the scarcity mindset, instil a sense of solidarity and even ease the anxieties that gave us Brexit and Trump.” Hickel argues that a basic income is not just a privilege, nor just a nice idea – instead, basic income is a birthright. Hickel begins

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BitNation: Recent Advances in Cryptocurrency See Basic Income Tested

Johan Nygren, a basic income activist, is currently exploring if basic income can be implemented using cryptocurrency. Cryptocurrency are digital currencies whose value and number of units are regulated by encryption techniques, outside of any central banking system. A cryptocurrency-based basic income will be funded with taxes grown within a peer-to-peer (P2P) network. P2P is an architecture for building computer

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Hungary Matters, “Socialist leader: basic income is a means for better society”

Hungary Matters, “Socialist leader: basic income is a means for better society” A short commentary by Hungary Matters on an endorsement by the leader of the Hungarian Socialist Party József Tóbiás for basic income. The original story is published on Hungary’s non-partisan international political daily website (http://www.politics.hu). As the authors note, Tóbiás said: “There is need for a radical paradigm

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There is no human future without a basic income

What does the future look like? No one knows and it is folly to argue one does. But we can think, we can even try to make predictions, depending on how much risk we are willing to take. To say, as Jeremy Rifkin suggests, that the future will look like a collaborative commons, based upon zero marginal cost, internet-linked nodal,

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