In the opinion of Clem Sunter, a columnist at the african Online-Newspaper News24, a second tipping point around economic freedom is needed, in contrast to the first one around political freedom in the early 1990s. He sais: It is now a case of a new deal to launch South Africa onto the growth path of becoming a winning nation; or
The article “Kyebando, home of Kampala’s beggars” is a report about the situation of beggars in Kyebando, Uganda. It ends with the words: The people are ready to quit begging, but their only fear is where to get money for their upkeep. “If we get proper help, we can stop begging. We need certain necessities before we can let go,”
There are strong Lockean considerations that count in favor of a global basic income program. This paper articulates a conception of equal share left-libertarianism that is supported by the rights of full self-ownership and world-ownership. It is argued that an appropriately constructed basic income program would be a key institution for promoting the rights of full self-ownership and world-ownership.
The ANC needs to focus on getting the basics right: instead of calling for nationalisation, the party should be creating a government for the nation. In this open letter JUSTINE LIMPITLAW offers some practical suggestions about what the ANC must do to make South Africa work. Within the text: I suppose the calls for nationalisation (and this from a man
Michael Howard is a professor of philosophy at the University of Maine and co-editor with Karl Widerquist of the forthcoming book “Exporting the Alaska Model: How the Permanent Fund Dividend Can be Adapted as a Reform Model for the World” (Palgrave MacMillan).
BIN Italy published the BIN Report No. 12 March-June 2011, the online journal of the Basic Income Network Italy. It is published in Italian on a regular base each two month and contains information about national and international news on Basic Income. You can download the Report in Italian as PDF at: http://www.bin-italia.org/UP/bin_report/BIN_REPORT_n12%20marz-giu011.pdf At the official website of BIN Italy
Standing, Guy (2011): Eine Stimme für das Prekariat?, Der Freitag (online), June 7, 2011 In this article Guy Standing gives the opinion, that progressive powers have to address the new class before it is done by the extreme right. The great left parties in Britain and Europe have no progressive agenda, because they lost the basic rule, that each progressive
According to “Neue Zürcher Zeitung” (NZZ), the National Council of Switzerland has rejected an unconditional Basic Income. On Friday, June 17, 2011, the Council overwhelmingly rejected the parliamentary initiative of Josef Zisyadis and Katharina Prelicz-Huber. The majority had the opinion that an unconditional Basic Income would have too many risks: The social security system would offer a good safety net,