The Debate Over the Definition of Basic Income – March 14

The Debate Over the Definition of Basic Income – March 14

Karl Widerquist will make a presentation in an online open forum of BIEN’s Working Group on the Clarification of the Definition of Basic Income on March 14.
    Central Time (US): 13 March, 8-9:30pm
    Eastern Time (US): 13 March, 9-10:30pm
    GMT (UK): 14 March, 01:00-2:30am
    Tokyo Time (Japan): 10-11:30am) via Zoom.

To participate in the session, click here.

New Study on a European UBI

New Study on a European UBI

Financed by the European Parliament and written by three Catalonian economists, “The fundamental part of this research means to answer the following question: can UBI be financed by the EU? And more specifically, to answer the key question of how it can be financed, through three taxes: income tax, wealth tax and carbon tax.”

To download the free report in pdf format, click here.

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 the first time.

To see the full playlist and view any of them, click here.

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 living our lives to the fullest.

In Unconditional Freedom, David Casassas argues that for us to live freely, we need unconditional resources such as Universal Basic Income. In a sharp and lucid analysis, he shows that UBI would not only liberate us from the nightmare of social exclusion and precarious employment, it would also increase our bargaining power as individuals and collectives, opening doors to democratise our lives.”

To learn more and/or purchase a copy, click here.

Launch of new report titled “The Economics of Implementing Basic Income in South Africa”

Launch of new report titled “The Economics of Implementing Basic Income in South Africa”


“Exciting news! The Social Policy Initiative (SPI) is thrilled to share a groundbreaking new report titled “The Economics of Implementing Basic Income in South Africa.” This research, authored by renowned financial journalist Duma Gqubule, explores the potential impact of a universal basic income (UBI) on South Africa’s economy.

Join the discussion:

Launch event: 14th February 2024, between 5:30PM and 7:00PM at the Fountains Hotel, Cape Town.

Presentation: Author Duma Gqubule will personally present the research, followed by responses from Brenda Sibeko, DDG of Social Development, and Aliya Chikte of AIDC.

RSVP: Secure your spot by RSVPing to https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_19qykM99RAeKmKlLD0LJjg#/registration

This research, made possible by ACTSA.”