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Eight BIEN Podcasts Now Available on YouTube

Eight BIEN Podcasts Now Available on YouTube

BIEN has issued eight approximately one-hour podcasts that are now available on YouTube, and more will be put out in the future. The latest is an interview with Jurgen De Wispelaere by Ahmed ElBas where they discuss various topics and take a look at Latin America for...

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New Book on UBI: Unconditional Freedom

New Book on UBI: Unconditional Freedom

"As the rich get richer and take more of our wealth, our democratic freedoms are also in danger. The elite are gaining large profits without contributing back to society, hollowing out our public services and institutions and preventing the vast majority of us from...

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New Book by Malcom Torry: Unconditional

New Book by Malcom Torry: Unconditional

"Can anything ever be truly unconditional? Can public services such as healthcare or education be unconditional? And can an income ever be unconditional? This incisive book responds to these questions with a qualified ‘yes,’ and considers whether a social policy...

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Results Available: DIRECT CASH FOR A BETTER BOSTON

Results Available: DIRECT CASH FOR A BETTER BOSTON

In partnership with UpTogether, CHV launched a direct cash pilot in 2021, selecting fifty families via lottery from the CHV community to receive an unconditional $583 per month. With this two-year pilot program, Camp Harbor View joined a burgeoning...

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Health inequity is a problem, UBI could be a solution

Health inequity is a problem, UBI could be a solution

Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash "In May 2023, academic and policy experts in social protection, economics, public health, history, and ethics gathered at the Brocher Foundation in Geneva to consider the potential for Universal Basic Income (UBI) to...

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Basic Income

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


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