Author Archives: philippedurdu

Jude Thomas, “Vanishing Scarcity. Basic Income as a Means to Preserve Value in the Arts”

  In this paper Jude Thomas, a US musician, discusses how within the last two decades « … growth and improvement of both recording technology and Internet access have brought about fundamental changes in how people create and consume arts ». The story of labor in the arts, the Digital Revolution, and Modern Patronage tell of the need for UBI in order to combat the

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Patrick Wehner, “Copyright in a digital crisis: Basic Income as the outcome?”

In this paper Patrick Wehner goes over the « current state of copyright in internet, and the precarious living conditions of many artists.» He argues that «… UBI can offer an answer to the new difficult and unstable situations in culture ». First the article discusses critical issues about « the use of copyright and its value having changed through online sharing, as now material is being

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VIDEO -Camilla Panhard, “Do we need to pay people when they do nothing?”

  With the statement, « … what will it be like when 80% of the population is unemployed and 20% are working, those 2 groups separated by a guarded wall… », Camilla Panhard, introduces a debate between Elie Cohen, Economist, Chief CNRS (F) ; Gaspard Koenig, Philosopher, former Staff member of Christine Lagarde and BERD; and Baptiste Mylondo, Economist at « Alternatives Economiques ». ARTE

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ITALY: Claudio Del Frate, “Welcome to the South: in Basilicata, with oil “minimum income” guaranteed” [Benvenuti al Sud: in Basilicata, con il petrolio “reddito minimo” garantito]

The Basilicata Region has decided to invest royalties of its oil to pay a basic income allowance to about 8,000 families without incomes, safety and dignity; mostly those who are unemployed. The drilling and the revenues from it are environmentally controversial, but regardless, Basilicata will pay 95% out of claims by the insurance companies that extract the oil. The payments are

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Italy – Cities’s décisions and votes in favour of Dignity and Minimum Income actions

Language : Italian Italy : Minimum Income and Dignity Income. On his website, LIBERA « Associazioni, nomi è numeri contro le mafie » presents a list of cities whose assemblies have voted délibérations wich support campaigns for the « Reddito Minimo » (Minimum Income) and « Reddito di Dignita » (Dignity Income ). Several other initiatives are also reported. The Libera website gives access to the full deliberations and decisions texts voted

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German: Enno Schmidt, « Ein Einkommen zur Bekämpfung der Mafia » [An Income to combat the Mafia]

Language :German With the words, « An Income to combat the Mafia,» Enno Schmidt reports on a debate held in November 2015 in Roma inside the Istituto di Cultura Svizzera a Roma. From evolving the theme « crime and economy » and the concerns it raises, this paper emphasizes the will of individuals and organisations, especially the Catholic church, for « an income

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