A Basic Income is a periodic cash payment unconditionally delivered to all on an individual basis, without means-test or work requirement.

Basic Income in Canada: Endorsement by Liberal Party signals growing momentum

In Canada, basic income has become a central issue in the debate on a post-pandemic recovery. Recent steps taken by the governing Liberal Party to endorse the policy has begged the question whether this might represent a serious step towards a permanent national basic...

‘Forward to a better world!’ International Basic Income Week 2021 starts organizing

by Robin Ketelaars HistoryMatthias Dilthey called for a day of basic income in 2006, which unfortunately received little support at the time.* The first week of the basic income was held in 2008 and was designed as a sub-project of the EU-funded “Basic Income on the...

Think the Impossible: Pieter Kooistra documentary

by Brigitta Scheepsma Pieter Kooistra, born in Leeuwarden, was not only an artist, but also a world improver. He founded the Kunstuitleen and advocated basic income. With the Fryslân DOK "Think the impossible", documentary maker Anne van Slageren...

‘Could a basic income support a circular economy?’ summary of the discussion on Basic Income Network Scotland

With the increase in  research on the circular economy system, the basic income and circular economy relationship has also started to be considered. For example, this relationship was examined in the article ‘‘How could a Basic Income support a Circular...

A Basic Income trial could be coming soon to Wales

Over two thirds of Wales is in favour of a basic income trial in the country. The poll, carried out by Survation and commissioned by Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, included over a thousand respondents. Ahead of the country’s general election...

BIEN Congress 2021

BIEN’s next annual congress will take place from the 18th to the 21st August 2021. This will be a virtual congress, organised from Glasgow. To see the call for papers click here.

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A Basic Income trial could be coming soon to Wales

Over two thirds of Wales is in favour of a basic income trial in the country. The poll, carried out by Survation and commissioned by Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, included over a thousand respondents. Ahead of the country’s general election...

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