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Joe Humphreys “Would an unconditional basic income save democracy or breed laziness?”

The Irish Times runs an interview feature with Enno Schmidt of the Swiss Basic Income campaign. The article, which features Schmidt’s comments as well as a cost-calculation for Ireland, was published in the run-up to Basic Income Ireland’s summer forum which took place in Dublin on June 13 [2015]. Joe Humphreys “Would an unconditional basic income save democracy or breed

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IRELAND: Basic Income Ireland Facebook page passes 18,000 likes

The Facebook page of BIEN affiliate Basic Income Ireland, has just passed 18,000 likes. The page is now more popular than any political party in Ireland except one, including the two parties currently in government. It also now has more likes than leading campaign groups the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, the Simon Community and a similar amount of

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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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