Tag Archives: United Kingdom

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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Political foundation Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung recommends “more detailed empirical research” on basic income for UK

The German political foundation Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) has released a short report on digitalization in the UK and its consequences for public policy. It concludes by suggesting that it will be necessary to investigate basic income as a long-term solution.

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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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