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

BIRAL Seminar: International Perspectives in Basic Income Messaging

Please join us for the second BIRAL seminar: “International Perspectives in Basic Income Messaging,” hosted by the Jain Family Institute (JFI) on the 14th of June, 2021 at 12PM EST - New York, 1PM São Paulo, 5PM London, 6PM Berlin.  The event features guaranteed...

Basic Income trial confirmed in Wales

Mark Drakeford, Wales’ new First Minister, announced soon after the Senedd elections in May that the government will launch a basic income trial in the country. As Basic Income News mentioned over a month ago, the support for trialing basic income in the country has...

Los Angeles is the latest city in the US to announce the launch of a guaranteed income program

A new guaranteed income program has just been announced in the US, this time in the country’s second largest city, Los Angeles. In his proposed budget for the fiscal year 2021-2022, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti included a $24-million guaranteed basic income project that...

King’s College Workshop explored “The Ethics of Basic Income in a Changing Economy”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIjLNqbdzlg On 23 April 2021, Diana Popescu, Otto Lehto, and Emil Panzaru from Department of Political Economy, King's College London - organized a full-day online academic workshop called "The Ethics of UBI in a Changing Economy" that...

‘The Tyranny of Merit’ by Michael J. Sandel

Book Review by Dr. Jan Stroeken Michael j. Sandel has written a book about the deep causes of the inequality that is a key driving force behind the populist backlash of recent years. His analysis serves as a basis for justification of the introduction of a universal...

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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Basic Income trial confirmed in Wales

Mark Drakeford, Wales’ new First Minister, announced soon after the Senedd elections in May that the government will launch a basic income trial in the country. As Basic Income News mentioned over a month ago, the support for trialing basic income in the country has...

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‘The Tyranny of Merit’ by Michael J. Sandel

Book Review by Dr. Jan Stroeken Michael j. Sandel has written a book about the deep causes of the inequality that is a key driving force behind the populist backlash of recent years. His analysis serves as a basis for justification of the introduction of a universal...

read more

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