Tag Archives: Ireland

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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Lui, Smyth, “Three trends that will create a demand for basic income”

Irish blogger Lui Smyth identifies three tendencies in our contemporary situation which makes a basic income a lively (and necessary) possibility: The decline of the middle class, the end of full employment and the rise of a non-market economy. Originally published on the author’s blog, simulacrum.cc, this article has been widely reposted. Lui, Smyth, “Three trends that will create a

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Ryan, Anne, “Universal Basic Income: A brief overview of a support for intelligent economies, quality of life and a caring society”

This article argues for basic income in the Irish context. It argues that the current social security system in Ireland is not working, and it discusses how basic income would impact businesses, workers, young people, low-paid individuals, workers, and taxpayers. Anne B Ryan is an adult educator, an active member of Basic Income Ireland, a trustee of Feasta and a founder member

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Dublin (IE), 3 July 2012: Social Justice Ireland's annual Public Policy Conference

Social Justice Ireland’s annual Public Policy Conference will be held in Croke Park Conference Centre on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 from 9.30am to 4.45pm and will address the issue of the future of the European Social Model. One of the main papers at this conference will be presented by one of the world’s best known advocates of Basic Income, Philippe

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Ryan, Anne B. “Column: Our Welfare System is Broken. We can Fix it… By Paying Everybody”

In her this column, Anne B. Ryan, of BIEN Ireland, argues that the current welfare system is not applicable anymore and it needs to be replaced by new system, Universal Basic Income (UBI). UBI is a regular and unconditional income whether one is employed or not. The current welfare system was designed to benefit small number of people that became

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Social Justice Ireland (2012), Shaping Ireland's Future…

In its latest Socio-Economic Review (2012) entitled Shaping Ireland’s Future: Securing Economic Development, Social Equity and Sustainability, the NGO Social Justice Ireland shows that over 700,000 people (among them, 200,00 children) are living in poverty in Ireland. The report was released on April 10, 2012, and one of its co-authors, Sean Healy, was interviewed by the daily The Irish Times.

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