Tag Archives: Ireland

AUDIO: Joe Humphres, “How equal should we strive to become? (Interview with John Bakery”

In this interview political philosopher John Baker reacts to French economist Thomas Piketty’s book Capital in the Twenty-First Century, which has fuelled fierce debate about inequality. Baker makes the case for ‘equality of condition’ and a basic income. The interview is available both in text and in audio. Joe Humphres, “How equal should we strive to become? (Interview with John

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Dublin, Ireland: Basic Income Ireland Summer Forum 2014

On 7 June 2014, Basic Income Ireland organizes its “Summer Forum 2014”. Yannick Vanderborght (Saint-Louis University Brussels & Louvain University), will speak on transnational cooperation in the campaign for basic income and on recent developments in the theory and politics of basic income. His presentation will be followed by a participatory discussion. For further information and registration (free of charge),

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John Baker, “Basic Income in Ireland: An idea whose time has come”

[Josh Martin] In this presentation, John Baker, a member of Basic Income Ireland, outlines a basic income policy suggestion for Ireland. After exploring some of the core benefits of adopting a basic income, Baker suggests paying for the basic income through a gross tax of 45% on all other income. John Baker, “Basic Income in Ireland: An idea whose time

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Tom Boland, “Column: Should every citizen receive an unconditional basic income?”

Switzerland is considering the introduction of a Basic Income scheme, which would guarantee a standard benefit income to every citizen, regardless of need. Tom Boland looks at how that system would work in Ireland. Tom Boland lectures in Sociology at Waterford Institute of Technology, and is co-ordinator of the Waterford Unemployment Experiences Research Collaborative. Tom Boland, “Column: Should every citizen

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CELBRIDGE, Ireland: Public Event about Basic Income, November 23rd, 2013

Members of the Basic Income Ireland network will participate in a public event about basic income at the Public Library in Celbridge, Co Kildare, at 2pm on Saturday Nov 23rd. The event will begin with a short presentation about the fundamentals of basic income and there will be plenty of time for questions and discussion. The event is being hosted

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