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Guy Standing – “The Corruption of Capitalism: Why Rentiers thrive and the Precariat struggles”

BIEN Co-founder Guy Standing will deliver a public lecture based on his latest book The Corruption of Capitalism, at the University of Lincoln on March 13, 2017.   Event Announcement: In the context of globalisation and the latter stages of the neo-liberal phase of the Global Transformation, in what is called austerity, the 20th century income distribution system has broken down

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VIDEO: UK’s Work and Pensions Committee oral evidence on basic income (summary of content)

(From left to right: Louise Haagh, Annie Miller, Becca Kirkpatrick, Ben Southwood) As reported recently, a formal hearing called by the Work and Pensions Committee  of the UK Parliament was carried out on the 12th of January 2017, in Birmingham, for a session dedicated to basic income. This hearing was recorded on video, and can be watched here.   From

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Anthony Painter, “A universal basic income: the answer to poverty, insecurity, and health inequality?”

Anthony Painter, Director of the Action and Research Center at the RSA, in an editorial article described an experiment in the middle of the 1970s in the small town of Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada. As Painter describes, there were “statistically significant benefits” to the physical and mental health of the participants in the experiment, which was in the British Medical Journal.

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UNITED KINGDOM: David Piachaud Calls Basic Income a Wasteful Distraction from Other Methods of Tackling Poverty

David Piachaud, Emeritus Professor of Social Policy at the London School of Economics and an associate of The Centre for the Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE), published a discussion paper on Citizens’ Income (CI) in December of last year. Abstract: A Citizen’s Income, or a Basic Income, is not a new idea but it has been receiving increasing attention. There

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AUDIO: Universal Basic Income – Has its time come?

This twenty-seven-minute audio broadcast from BBC World Service is dedicated to discussing basic income, on general terms, and has been played for the first time on the 20th of November, 2016. The discussion is chaired by Ed Butler, who has invited Louise Haagh (University of York and Basic Income Earth Network Co-chair), Michael Faye, Michael Tanner (economist, senior fellow at

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Edinburgh, Scotland: Book Launch of Prehistoric Myths in Modern Political Philosophy

Anthropology, Philosophy and the State of Nature Book Launch of Prehistoric Myths in Modern Political Philosophy, by Karl Widerquist and Grant McCall January 26, 4pm-6pm, Conference Room 2.15, Chrystal Macmillan Building, Edinburgh. Karl Widerquist, co-chair of the Basic Income Earth Network, will present his new book, Prehistoric Myths in Modern Political Philosophy, in Edinburgh this January. The book is primarily

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