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Finland: Governmental announcement of the basic income experiment: the Greens’ response

As we’ve recently reported here, Finland’s Ministry of Social Affairs and Health announced their plan for the basic income experiment, and requested citizens’ opinions on it, on the 25th of August. We’ve also reported Finnish experts’ responses here, including a critical remark by Osmo Soininvaara, a former Minister of Social Services from the Finnish Green League and a long-time UBI

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Caroline Lucas, ‘These are the simple reasons why a basic income for all could transform our society for the better’

Caroline Lucas, ‘These are the simple reasons why a basic income for all could transform our society for the better‘, The Independent, 16th January 2015. Caroline Lucas, the only member of parliament from the Green Party of England and Wales, has been considered as being reluctant for a citizen’s income according to a past media report, although it has been

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CANADA: Elizabeth May: Paying Everyone A Basic Income Will End Poverty And Save Money

Basic Income is an idea that has been gaining popularity amongst Canadians. The Green Party has made basic income one of the most important planks of their platform, tying it to their anti-poverty efforts and elder care strategy. Dubbing their “Guaranteed Livable Income” (GLI), the Greens would use “a single universal, unconditional cash benefit delivered through the tax system” to

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OPINION: Reclaiming the Women’s Liberationist Demand for a Citizen’s Income

Thanks to the Green Party of England and Wales, and the Scottish Green Party, a Citizen’s Income, a.k.a. a Basic Income, is now on the political agenda for the general election on 7th May 2015 in the U.K. This has expanded British media coverage on the topic dramatically. An ITV opinion poll focused on Green Party includes a Citizen Income

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UNITED KINGDOM: ITV poll shows 36% of citizens in favor of BIG

ITV news index released on 2nd March 2015 shows 36% of citizens is in favor of BIG. ComRess interviewed 2013 British adults online between 27th February and 1st March. They asked questions on policies of political parties including a citizen’s income proposal by the Green Party. It shows: Support 36%; Oppose 40%; Don’t Know 23%. More details can be read

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SCOTLAND: Greens Manifesto 2015 refers to BIG

Scottish Greens has published their manifest for General Election on 7th May. It says: ‘In the longer term we will build a welfare system which removes the stigma of benefit, helps end the “poverty trap” and promotes equality. A Citizen’s Income is emblematic of this approach. A Citizen’s Income will require a reform programme replace almost all benefits apart from

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