Author Archives: Andre Coelho

United States: Democrats add basic income to a climate change addressing plan

It started on Tuesday, 13th of November 2018, with a 200 large committee of environmental activists (Sunrise Movement) crowding Nancy Pelosi’s office premises at the Capitol Building. The activists called upon Pelosi, the Democrats House speaker, to push for a real, ambitious and wide-reaching plan to curb climate change. That alone would probably amount to little as far as media

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China: Macao’s Wealth Partaking Scheme expands

Fernando Chui Sai On. Picture credit to: Plataforma Macau.   The Chief Executive of Macao (on of the Special Administrative Regions (SAR) in China), Fernando Chui Sai On, has announced on the 15th of November 2018, that the Wealth Partaking Scheme (WPS) has been increased to 10000 patacas/year (1094 €/year) for Macao’s permanent residents, and to 6000 patacas/year (656 €/year)

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VIDEO: Basic Income Visuals goes online

A new site on Youtube collects and presents short videos and animations about basic income, dubbed “Basic Income Visuals”. This website has been created by Philippe Chabot, a creative and basic income activist from Montreal, Canada. List of contributor videos include Andrew Yang, Annie Lowrey, Scott Santens, Guy Standing, Floyd Marinescu, among many others.   More information at: Basic Income

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International: Basic Income Earth Conference 2019 announcement

  India Network for Basic Income (INBI) will host the 19th BIEN Congress in Hyderabad, India, from 22nd to 25th of August 2019. At a time when the welfare state is undergoing major crisis, all around the world, and the discussion around basic income is gaining traction, it is ever more important to give voice to speakers and participants to

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United States: The National League of Cities launches a report for piloting UBI in cities

City Leaders attendees in L.A. at City Summit. Credit to: NLC.   The National League of Cities (NLC), an organization serving the interests of 19000 cities, towns and villages across the United States territory, has released, in a partnership with the Stanford Basic Income Lab (BIL), a basic income report to serve as guide to piloting UBI in cities. Framed as

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France: One conference on basic income a month, until June 2019

The L’Ecole des Hautes Estudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS, Social Sciences University in France) is organizing and promoting a doctoral series of conferences about basic income. This series of events started on the 10th of October 2018, on a venue at the CEVIPOF (SciencesPo, Paris), featuring Yannick Vanderborght and Télémaque Masson, an EHESS ex-student and founding member of the Movement

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VIDEO: Felix Salmon brings shock while defending basic income live on Fox Business

Felix Salmon (on Fox Business) In a television program, live on Fox Business aired on the 12th of Setember, British ex-citizen (now a citizen of the United States) Felix Salmon shocked his TV host, Stuart Varney, and his pundit colleagues on the set (Ashley Webster and Elizabeth MacDonald, both regulars at Fox Business), by unexpectedly bringing up the issue of

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United States: The Magnolia Mother’s Trust innovates and starts a basic income-like experiment with African American women

Picture credit to: The Black Detour.   The Magnolia Mother’s Trust is an initiative generated by the Springboard to Opportunities NGO, having been referred to at a recent article on the production of the documentary “Inherent Good”. This initiative aims at supplying to poor families headed by black American women in Jackson, Mississippi, the extra cash they systematically are in

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United States: “Inherent Good” documentary starts fund-raising campaign

“Do we trust each other”?   That is the ultimate question the new documentary named “Inherent Good” ends up asking. This film project, still ongoing, aims at exploring the Universal Basic Income (UBI) idea, particularly in small in-land communities in the United States of America, seriously hit by the latest financial crisis.   Los Angeles-based filmmakers are collecting funds for

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Hungary: Basic income related activity in Hungary

In spite of its right-wing government, spearheaded by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, there is already a seed of activity for basic income advocacy in Hungary. A recently formed group, named First Hungarian Universal Basic Income Association, has an active social media profile and has organized meetings and conferences to present and discuss basic income, the latest of which will be

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