Tag Archives: Scotland

Peter Geoghegan, “Is a citizen’s income for everyone an idea whose time has come?”

Geoghegan’s article serves as a very thorough introduction to basic income. He begins by discussing the recent commitment to a basic income pilot project in Utrecht, the Netherlands, and he then continues within the Scottish context by interviewing two major academics on the subject, Danny Dorling and Malcolm Torry. Peter Geoghegan, “Is a citizen’s income for everyone an idea whose

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Pat Kane, “Terminal Redundancy in Digital Age”

Pat Kane argues: “A basic income may be the way to support those displaced by robots and automation to develop their machine-resistant skills. It might also need a collective revaluing of those caring and creative skills in the first place. Which small nation can you think of that might be capable of such a patient and sustained revaluing? Right, first

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SCOTLAND: Obituary and Commemorative Conference for Alisa McKay

Professor Alisa McKay had been a feminist and a vocal advocate of BIG. She was not only a good academic but also a good campaigner. She died 5th March 2014. An obituary by Anne Miller is published in “Citizen’s Income Newsletter, Issue 2, 2014”. The commemorative conference for her took place in 22 and 23 January 2015, at Glasgow Caledonian

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SCOTLAND: Greens Manifesto 2015 refers to BIG

Scottish Greens has published their manifest for General Election on 7th May. It says: ‘In the longer term we will build a welfare system which removes the stigma of benefit, helps end the “poverty trap” and promotes equality. A Citizen’s Income is emblematic of this approach. A Citizen’s Income will require a reform programme replace almost all benefits apart from

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Hannah Fearn, “Could an oil-rich independent Scotland afford to pay a citizen’s income?”

[Josh Martin] Fearn’s article looks into what an independent Scotland could do in regards to implementing a citizen’s income.  Fearn mentions the promises of the Green Yes party who claim Scotland could pay its citizens a basic income of £15,000 per year and also discusses the possibility of implementing an Alaska Permanent Fund style dividend based on its oil reserves.

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Simon Duffy and John Dalrymple, “Basic Income Security.”

ABSTRACT: The paper sets out a proposal for the reform of the income security system in an independent Scotland. It proposes the development of a system where all Scottish citizens would receive a minimum income – Basic Income Security. This is a working paper, we welcome comments, we will produce a final version in partnership with the Scottish Campaign for

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SCOTLAND: Government Report Devotes Several Pages to Basic income.

“The Expert Working Group on Welfare” has been commissioned by the ruling Scottish Government to look at the medium and long-term options for welfare in an independent Scotland. The groups second report, “Re-thinking Welfare: Fair, Personal and Simple,” devotes several pages to a Basic or Citizens Income (CI). The Working Group does not endorse it as an immediate goal, but

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