Tag Archives: Ireland

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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Social Policy Conference to address Sharing Responsibility in Shaping the Future

Social Justice Ireland’s annual Social Policy Conference will address the issue of Sharing responsibility in Shaping the Future.  This one-day conference will be held in Duiblin on September 14, 2011 and will be addressed by a distinguished list of international and national speakers. Questions concerning responsibility have been widely debated in recent times. Among these are questions on why ordinary

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IRELAND: A new political party supports BIG

The Irish Liberal Party is a small, new political party in the Republic of Ireland. According to the party’s website. “The party stands for the principles of individual freedom, respect for human rights, the rule of law, equality of opportunity, free and fair elections and multiparty-democracy, social justice, tolerance, free market economy, free trade, environmental sustainability and a strong sense

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