Our society has evolved in many aspects, except one … our social system. We need to introduce matching solutions to our problems, but what’s happening at the moment is ignoring instead of solving. Our politicians have prostituted themselves in order to keep their positions. If we rely on them, we will still be waiting in 100 years time.
Bruna and Marcus are Social Innovators and they have been developing the Basic Income Project in Brasile for two years, a project that is unique in the world. The 70 inhabitants of the town of Quantiga Velho receive 30 Real monthly. Marcus and Bruna tell us what are the effects of this new right, that is conquering the world.
This online slideshow proposes basic income as a solution to what it calls “crapitalism,” the use of resources to produce crap products and services. It’s produced by Livable Income For All (livableincome.org).
The BIN-Italia website has a short video of a demonstration on November 22, 2003 when more than 50.000 people in Rome demonstrated for a guaranteed income. According to BIN-Italian, “Usually in all the demonstration the guaranteed income are one of the request from the people, social movement, precarious worker etc. But this short movie shows the largest demonstration in Italy just for a guaranteed income.”
Karl Widerquist holds a Ph.D. in Political Theory and another one in Economics. He teaches in Qatar as Associate Professor at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. Furthermore he is co-chair of the Basic Income Earth Network and a member of the coordinating committee of the USBIG Network. One of his topics is Basic Income and he is very interested in the Alaska Permanent Fund. Recently he finished a book together with Michael Howard on this issue. It is going to be published in 2012.
This video shows a brief history of Basic Income and by whom the idea was supported during the time. It is based on BIEN’s article “The history of basic income”, which is anon based on chapter 1 of L’allocation universelle by Yannick Vanderborght and Philippe Van Parijs.
The video gives an overview about the Basic Income Earth Network and the discussion on the topic around the world. Meanwhile there is an online application, where you can explore interactively, where discussions occur.