Tag Archives: Basic income

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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Erik Kirschbaum, “If you were handed $1,100 a month, would you amount to anything?”

From Eric Kirschbaum, writing in the Los Angeles Times (27th December 2015) comes news of a privately operated project held in Germany, financed by crowdfunding, that has rejuvenated Basic Income discussions. This small-scale experiment is called “Mein Grundeinkommen” (My Basic Income). Up to now 26 people have been paid a $1,100 per month stipend, with no strings attached. Recipients are

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UNITED STATES: Jason Murphy talks about basic income on the David Pakman Show

On December 11, anti-poverty activist and scholar Jason Burke Murphy appeared on the popular David Pakman Show to discuss basic income and how to implement it in the United States. Murphy is assistant professor at Elms College. He serves on the National Committee of the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network and the BIEN Executive Committee. The conversation touched on the

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KYOTO, Japan: Creators and Basic Income, December 26, 2015

Tomoyuki Taira, a former Menber of Parliament, invites Ren, a former member of a music group ‘Gacktjob’, for discussing on Creators and a Basic Income. Taira also talks about Basic Income in Finland. The event will be held in Japanese. DATE: 26th December 2015 TIME: 18.30-20.30 VENUE: Video Theater, Wings Kyoto FEE: 1,000 Japanese yen. The details can be found here [in Japanese].  

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The Basic Income Guarantee: what stands in its way?

By Tom Streithorst The Basic Income Guarantee (BIG) is back in the news. The Finns are considering implementing it, as are the Swiss, replacing all means tested benefits with a simple grant to every citizen, giving everyone enough money to survive. Unlike most current benefits programs, it is not contingent on being worthy or deserving or even poor. Everybody gets it, you, me, Rupert

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