Basic Income as a vote winner

Basic Income as a vote winner

Start: Tuesday, September 06, 2022 • 6:00 PM • Greenwich Mean Time : Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London (GMT+00:00) End: Tuesday, September 06, 2022 • 7:30 PM • Greenwich Mean Time : Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London (GMT+00:00).

This is an online event. Register and get full details here and the organizers will send you the link to join.

Some of the most common criticisms of a basic income are that it is too expensive and that it’s not possible to win the public and political support for the policy. But the research presented at this event shows that an affordable basic income can have a dramatic impact on poverty and that a basic income is a vote winner, specifically in crucial swing seats. How can a modest basic income cut poverty by half? Is basic income a vote winner?

A discussion on Clarification of Basic Income: “A NON-SEIZABLE Income and A SCORECARD concept for Evaluation of Basic Income Schemes”

A discussion on Clarification of Basic Income: “A NON-SEIZABLE Income and A SCORECARD concept for Evaluation of Basic Income Schemes”

On 31 August 2022 Clarification of the Basic Income Definition’ Working Group’ will hold its 6th Open Forum led off by a presentation by Dr. Ali Mutlu Köylüoğlu on “A NON-SEIZABLE Income and A SCORECARD concept for Evaluation of Basic Income Schemes”.

The Open Forum will be held on Wednesday, 31 August, at 12.30 GMT (UTC) on Zoom.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83993712210?pwd=L0R6ajNIUUlydzJRY09oYUw3ZmJ1QT09

Meeting ID: 839 9371 2210

Passcode: 6thForum

BIEN Congress comes to Australia in September 2022! 

BIEN Congress comes to Australia in September 2022! 


The annual Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) Congress comes to Australia in 2022. Brisbane will host the three-day conference between September 26 and September 28 in a hybrid face-to-face and online format. Registration is now open https://www.bien2022.com/registration.

BIEN2022’s headline theme of Crisis & Transformation invites Congress participants to interrogate the role the basic income in addressing the major ecological, health and economic crises besetting our world today. This task could not be more urgent. 

Australia is among the many countries to have experienced catastrophic wildfires and floods in recent years. At the same time, the COVID-19 pandemic ripped through society, while economic inequality and insecurity continued to grow. An estimated 1 billion animals were killed in Australia’s 2019 bushfires, while some East Coast homes have been inundated three times in 12 months in recent floods. Natural disasters and the pandemic forced national and state governments to introduce radical policy interventions, including in the area of income support. These interventions proved temporary. But could they hold important lessons for basic income researchers and advocates?

BIEN2022 comprises over 200 papers, panels and roundtables presented by leading thinkers, researchers, policymakers and activists from around the world. Highlights include: a video message from Andrew Yang, Kathi Weeks on Work Futures & Post-Productivism, Guy Standing on The Blue Commons, Philippe van Parijs on Climate on Covid, Putin: Dawn or dusk for UBI?, and contributions from leading activists and artists in the basic income movement, including Scott Santens and Jessie Golem. Experts from the World Bank, International Labour Organisation, CEPAL and ODI will examine the potential of Emergency Basic Income in light of the of the pandemic experience. Other speakers include, Annie Miller, Almaz Zelleke, Yanu Prasetyo, Sarath Davala, Ugo Gentilini, Hyosang Ahn, Hilde Latour, Karl Widerquist, Toru Yamamori, Louise Haagh, Neil Howard and many more. BIEN2022 includes sessions on basic income and health, analysis of experiments in South Korea, Brazil, North America and Europe and film screenings.

For those traveling to Brisbane, location and accommodation information is available at https://www.bien2022.com/location.

To register for BIEN2022, please visit https://www.bien2022.com/registration.

For Congress updates follow us at https://twitter.com/bien2022.

02 August 2022: “Permissionless Innovation, Freedom, and Basic Income” by Dr. Otto Lehto

02 August 2022: “Permissionless Innovation, Freedom, and Basic Income” by Dr. Otto Lehto

On Tuesday, 02 August 2022, the FRIBIS Basic Income Workshop Series continues with a contribution of Philosopher & former FRIBIS visiting scholar Dr. Otto Lehto: „Permissionless Innovation, Freedom, and Basic IncomeHe is going to present his input and subsequently have a discussion with the audience and Prof. Dr. Karl Widerquist.

Time: 4pm – 5pm (CEST). For full details, click here.

A discussion on Clarification of Basic Income: “A NON-SEIZABLE Income and A SCORECARD concept for Evaluation of Basic Income Schemes”

The 6th “Clarification of the Basic Income’s Definition” (CBID) Open Forum: 12.30 PM GMT (1.30 PM London), Tuesday 28 June 2022

Malcolm Torry will present his paper titled “Basic Income: A brief history of the idea”. Discussion will follow.

Abstract:

A Basic Income is ‘a periodic cash payment unconditionally delivered to all on an individual basis, without means-test or work requirement’ (Basic Income Earth Network [BIEN]). It is always that: but within that definition there has been a significant number of variants during the past two centuries—in relation to how often, how much, to whom, and so on. This paper will explore those variants and the reasons for them, both historically and in the context of today’s lively global debate.

The paper will also discuss those tax and benefits policies that are sometimes regarded as variants of Basic Income but in fact are not, and will briefly outline their histories, their relevance to the history of ideas of Basic Income, and their relationship to the current debate.

The full paper is available here.

The forum will be held via zoom. All are welcome. For the link to zoom, please send email to: cbidbien@gmail.com.

The “Clarification of the Basic Income’s Definition” (CBID) working group is an official working group of BIEN established by the BIEN General Assembly 2019 held in Hyderabad, India. The 1st , 2nd , and 3rd open forums were held during BIEN Congress 2021 in Glasgow, the 4rd open forum was held in October 2021, and the 5th was held in April 2022.