Tag Archives: Italy

The bitter Italian situation: no basic income and false protection for the poor

By: Sandro Gobetti Basic income began to be debated in Italy from a diverse range of viewpoints about 4-5 years ago, when two law proposals were submitted to the Italian Parliament: one a part of the 5S Movement and the other the outcome of a popular initiative which had more than 50,000 signatures (the necessary threshold according to the Italian

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ITALY: “Automation, future of work, and guaranteed income” event (March 4 – May 7)

From March 4 to May 7, 2017, a novel program will begin under the auspices of ‘Beyond Growth’ (“Oltre La Crescita”), which is a school of training open to all circa 2011, entitled ‘Need to work or work without? Automation, future of work, the basic income.’ Beyond Growth is an event intended to be a debate and a reflection. There

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ITALY: Basic Income Pilot Launched in Italian Coastal City

Filippo Nogarin, the mayor of the Italian coastal city of Livorno who launched an initiative to provide a guaranteed basic income to the city’s 100 poorest families in June 2016, is poised to extend the program in the beginning of 2017. A member of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S), Nogarin was elected in 2014. Nogarin’s first basic income pilot,

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ITALY: Basic income and the future of work

Introduction: the minimum income In Italy, the debate on basic income has lasted for almost 20 years. Back in August 1997, the ECN.org website published my pamphlet titled “Ten thesis on citizenship income”. This text, which saw a successful circulation, especially underground, was re-edited in the book “Tute Bianche” [1], presented an overview of the Italian debate regarding the introduction of

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S. Gobetti, L. Santini: The Crisis of Labour, Widespread Precarity and Basic Income

Article by Luca Santini and Sandro Gobetti (BIN Italia), published on Cadmus journal Vol. 2 Issue 6 may 2016. Abstract A feeling of uncertainty about the future as well as the perception that the past classical securities are gone are widely spread among people. Criticism or disaffection affects the majority of the traditional political forces of the European continent. It is not possible to talk about

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Italy: Online BIN Report 21 italian e-news magazine for basic income

BIN Report n°21 is the e-magazine with news from Italy and the world on guaranteed basic income. This n°21 collects news, events, information and articles from November 2015 to April 2016. The BIN Report is delivered by the Basic Income Network Italy. This number has been published thanks to the collaboration of: Giuseppe Bronzini, Giuseppe Allegri, Andrea Fumagalli, Luca Santini, Rachel

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ISEO, Italy: Iseo Summer School 2016 (13th edition) “Looking forward: new challenges and opportunities for the World Economy”, June 11-18, 2016.

This event is a one-week course targeted at graduate students, with five high profile lecturers, several of whom support basic income and several of whom are Nobel laureates. Brief bios of the esteemed speakers obtained from their Wikipedia pages are below.   Angus Stewart Deaton, a Fellow of the British Academy, is a British-American economist. In 2015, he was awarded

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