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The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean proposes Universal Basic Income

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, a regional organism of the United Nations Secretariat has declared itself in favour of a new regime of welfare and social protection that includes the gradual, progressive and sustained establishment of universal basic income in the region of Latin America and the Caribbean. On May 12th, its executive secretary, Alicia Bárcena,

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London School of Economics article about the importance of research

The London School of Economics has published an article about the importance of research, ‘The Basic Income debate needs high quality research’. During the past few years, increasing employment insecurity has fuelled growing interest in the idea of a Basic Income (also known as a Universal Basic Income, a Citizen’s Income, or a Citizen’s Basic Income): an unconditional income for

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A new European Citizens’ Initiative about Basic Income

The European Commission has agreed that a new European Citizens’ Initiative about Basic Income can begin in November. Title of citizens’ initiative: Start Unconditional Basic Incomes (UBI) throughout the EU Date of request for registration: 15/04/2020 Brussels 15/05/2020 Dear organisers, We are pleased to inform you that the European Commission has adopted today the Decision on the registration of your

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Cash handouts in Japan: How the financial incentive offered to the whole population in Japan compares to Basic Income

For weeks now, the coronavirus pandemic has affected the livelihoods of people across the world. As the global economy is negatively impacted by the pandemic, governments all around the world have released incentive packages in a bid to counter the economic devastation the virus has brought. In this scenario, universal basic income has gained tremendous attention, as a tool to

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Recent news from Russia

Alexander Solovev, Social movement “Basic income Russia Tomorrow”, has written several articles about what is happening in ex-USSR countries now on what measures governments are taking to protect the citizens of their countries during the coronavirus pandemic. These articles have already been published in Russia and Ukraine. Irina Soloveva has provided English translations. For the most recent news from Russia,

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Journal of European Social Policy blog article about Basic Income

The  Journal of European Social Policy has published a JESP European Social Policy Blog article, ‘The Basic Income Debate: Keeping it Intelligent‘, by Malcolm Torry During the past five years or so we have seen growing interest in the idea of a Basic Income (also known as a Citizen’s Income, a Citizen’s Basic Income, or a Universal Basic Income), that

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Adrienne Goehler’s new book

In 2010, Götz Werner and Adrienne Goehler wrote 1000€ für Jeden: Freiheit, Gleichheit, Grundeinkommen (1000€ for everyone: Freedom, Equality, Basic Income). Now Adrienne Goehler has written a new book, Nachhaltigkeit braucht Entschleunigung braucht Grundein/auskommen ermöglicht Entschleunigung ermöglicht Nachhaltigkeit (Sustainability needs Deceleration needs Basic Income | Livelihood allows Deceleration allows Sustainability). To see further details, click here. To read an interview

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Precarious Work, Unemployment Benefit Generosity, and Basic Income

The Journal of Social Policy has published an article by Young-Kyu Shin, Teemu Kmppainen and Katai Kuitto, ‘Precarious Work, Unemployment Benefit Generosity and Universal Basic Income Preferences: A Multilevel Study on 21 European Countries’ Abstract The idea of universal basic income (UBI) has been attracting increasing attention globally over recent years. However, research on the individual and institutional determinants of

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