Author Archives: Julen Bollain

Spain: Red Renta Básica offers two scholarships for the Interuniversity Postgraduate course in Analysis of Capitalism and Transformative Policies

The Red Renta Básica association (official section of the Basic Income Earth Network) announces the offer of two scholarships, covering part of the costs to start the Interuniversity Postgraduate course in Analysis of Capitalism and Transformative Policies (from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Universitat de Barcelona). The purpose being to enable access to suitable students who are in a

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New Book: Daniel Raventós’ and Julie Wark’s “Against Charity”

Daniel Raventós and Julie Wark have just published a new book titled “Against Charity”. Both authors argue for an unconditional universal basic income above the poverty line and paid for by progressive taxation to both eradicate poverty and empower recipients—the result being the human right of material existence. The burning issue is not charity, but justice. Raventós and Wark affirm

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SPAIN: A Rational And Fair Basic Income Proposal For The 21st Century: How Could It Be Financed In Spain?

“Every revolutionary idea seems to evoke three stages of reaction. First: It’s completely impossible. Second: It’s possible, but it’s not worth doing. Third: I said it was a good idea all along!” Arthur C. Clarke (1917 – 2008) Like any serious social programme, basic income must pass two tests represented by the questions (in the following order): is it fair

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Julie Wark and Daniel Raventós: “Why don’t Trade Unions support an UBI (precisely when they should)?”

(Picture credit: Counterpunch) In this article Julie Wark and Daniel Raventós write about why the trade unions do not support an unconditional basic income when “properly understood and administered, basic income could have enormously positive consequences”. Prior to their discussion of the reasons why trade unions do not support an unconditional basic income, they first try to assess both the

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