Category Archives: Video & TV

International: Free Lunch Society film finished and soon to be released

Milton Friedman once gave a lecture in which he demonstrated, in a very particular logic, that the so-called “free lunch” was a myth. The origin of the term is unknown, but in early twentieth century it was already in use. Since then it has been so frequently employed that people have been explaining and rationalizing over it up to the

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United States: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez mentions basic income at a Netroots Nation event

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Picture credit to: The Daily Beast.   Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a young Democrat MP who has recently included basic income in a Resolution about climate change (coined the “Green New Deal”), has also mentioned it at a Netroots Nation event in August 2018. The mention is very brief and grouped with “universal college, education, trade school [and a] Federal

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FRANCE / INTERNATIONAL: ARTE has launched a documentary interactive series on basic income

  ARTE, the franco-german TV channel, dedicated to cultural content and dissemination, has launched (on the 20th November 2018), an interactive documentary on work, money and basic income, named “Gagner sa vie” (“Earn a living”). Over seven episodes transmitted on the Internet, in four languages (French, English, German and Dutch), it poses questions to the internauts and shows them the

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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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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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Widerquist: Appearance on Al Jazeera

Mohammed Jamjoom (host), “Will the midterm results affect Trump’s foreign policy?” Panel Discussion with Karl Widerquist, Eli Clifton, and Rami G. Khouri, Inside Story on the Al Jazeera Network, 8 Nov 2018 Al Jazeera invited me to participate in a panel discussion (on of all things) U.S. foreign policy. It didn’t give me the chance to talk about basic income

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VIDEO: Phillipe Van Parijs in Seoul

Phillipe Van Parijs was in Seoul, on the 19th of June 2018, presenting a keynote lecture, where Nobel prize economists Joseph Stiglitz and Augus Deaton where present, as well as Peter Hartz, whose name became attached to the Hartz IV reform in Germany. The lecture was entitled “Why Universal Basic Income”, and the event named “The KYUNGHYANG FORUM 2018” with

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USA: Presidential Hopeful Andrew Yang speaks at the Register’s Political Soapbox

Democratic presidential hopeful Andrew Yang spoke at the Political Soapbox on Saturday, August 11th, 2018, during the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines. Andrew Yang, a democrat running for president, former entrepreneur and CEO, and author of “The War on Normal People”, addressed the crowd at the Political Soapbox explaining his program.   VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjaMqNUwD3I He stated that one problem he

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VIDEO: Release of the BIEN Congress 2018 plenary sessions video recordings

The plenary sessions of the BIEN Congress 2018 are now available to view, here (all).   Individually, the recordings can also be watched in the following embedded links.   Philip Alston, “Should We Frame Basic Income as a Human Right?” Louise Haagh, “The Ethics and Economics of Basic Income Revisited” Lena Lavinas, “Can Basic Income Resist the Financialization Logic?” Evelyn

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France: Benoît Hamon calls President Macron a “specialist in counterfeits”, when referring to basic income

Benoît Hamon   Benoît Hamon, a former representative of the Socialist Party in France, and who ran for the French presidency in 2017 on ideas like legalizing cannabis, euthanasia, protecting “common goods” (water, air, biodiversity) in the Constitution and basic income. He lost that first run at the presidency, but is still politically active through the recently formed party named

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