Tag Archives: The Netherlands

Language: DUTCH Klokwerk, “Proeven aan het basisinkomen: de vrije-inloopbijstand” [Tests of basic income: condition-free assistance]

News portal Sargasso.nl runs an opinion piece on the condition-free benefit payment experiments currently being developed by several green and socially liberal local authorities in the Netherlands. Specialist commentator Klokwerk warns that the pilot schemes may fail to generate the hoped-for evidence in favor of basic income because they won’t test dynamic effects on labor markets and benefit uptake choices.

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Language: DUTCH Evelien Meester, “Is een onvoorwaardelijk basisinkomen juridisch mogelijk?” [Is an unconditional basic income legally possible?]

Dutch social policy website Sociaalweb runs an analysis piece on whether the local unconditional basic income experiments being developed in the Netherlands are compatible with national law. Expert judicial commentator Evelien Meester finds that introducing a basic income and sweeping away the current social security framework would be entirely compatible with the Dutch constitution. However, Meester warns that a basic

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NETHERLANDS: Basic Income activists initiates crowd funding process to finance his own Basic Income

A 24 year old econometrician from the Netherlands, named Sjir Hoeijmakers, is also a leading basic income activist. He has already written a motion defending basic income implementation and delivered it in Congress, and also an article about basic income which got published in Times. Has been speaking and lecturing around the Netherlands, and is involved in preparation efforts for

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Discussion of a Possible Basic Income Pilot Project in the Netherlands

Guy Standing, honorary co-President of BIEN, visited Groningen, Netherlands in the last week of January 2015 to discussing with locals the possibility of launching a pilot basic income scheme around there. He does not know yet whether the project will happen, but he says, the group seems very grounded, and the man on the council in charge of social policy

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THE NETHERLANDS: Basic Income Week Events, September 15-21, 2014

Unconditional Basic Income can become the basis for “Building Social Cohesion in Europe”. This is the motto of this year’s International Basic Income Week, which is scheduled to run from September 15–21, 2014. BI Weeks activities in the Netherlands include, a viewing Enno Schmidt’s Basic Income Film, organizing a Parking Day for the UBI, debates, book presentations, workshops, etc. Swiss

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Room for Discussion presents: The universal basic income – treat or threat?

On Wednesday the 9th of April, Room for Discussion fostered an economic debate on basic income with Guy Standing—a British professor in Development Studies at SOAS (University of London) and one of the founders of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) advocating  a European petition on basic income. Who: Guy Standing What: A Universal Basic Income When: Wednesday 9 April

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Bart de Baan, “Hoe bevrijdend is de ‘eis’ van een onvoorwaardelijk basisinkomen? [A Leftist critique on Basic Income]”

This essay praises some aspects of basic income, but argues that the proposal has disadvantages from the leftist point of view, including that it doesn’t move toward a leftist vision and that it is “nationalism in disguise.” Language: Original in Dutch. Translated into English. Dutch version: Bart de Baan, “Hoe bevrijdend is de ‘eis’ van een onvoorwaardelijk basisinkomen? [A Leftist

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