“This workshop is presented by the History and Philosophy Department of the University of New Orleans in collaboration with the Centre for Ethics, Politics and Society, at the University of Minho, and the Justice Studies Program at the University of New Orleans. It will be held at the University of New Orleans, February 22-23, 2024 at the Dougie Hitt Conference Room, at the Library, room 407, 2000 Lakeshore Dr, New Orleans, LA 70148.
The workshop is organized by Sara Bizarro (University of New Orleans) and Roberto Merrill (UBIECO project at the Centre for Ethics, Politics and Society/University of Minho).”
Read about the speakers and solicited paper topics here.
by Annie Miller
“When I was invited to give the Opening Address, I wondered ‘What could I talk about?’. However, I realised that, even after more than three decades in the business, I am still learning new things that I could share.
I had also had the privilege of attending the first of the current wave of Basic Income (BI) conferences, in September 1986, in Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium, organised by the Collectif Charles Fourier. I reflected on how things have changed over the last 37 years.”
To read the full report, click here.
The podcast was part of a series, The Morality of Everyday Things
“After having previously said over and over that we’ll “do UBI properly at some point”, the time has come, and what better way to approach this question than including the man who quite literally wrote the book on it, Guy Standing. A professor in Economics at SOAS, who spent many years at the International Labour Organization and founded the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN), this episode is really more about Guy than us – with us questioning him on what drives the moral imperative for everyone receiving basic income.”
To listen to the podcast, click here.
The Denver Basic Income Project’s Midterm Qualitative Research Report has been completed by its research team with the Center for Housing and Homelessness Research and the preliminary findings show that providing unconditional cash payments to the unhoused community can make huge impacts in helping them achieve financial stability.
Please join DBIP for a virtual press conference on Wednesday, July 19 at 9 am MT where they will share the key takeaways from the report and allow time for questions. You can register for the press conference here.
Since the early 2000s, the emergence and continuous growth of cash transfer programs define the main stage in the discussion surrounding the future of social protection. While established first in Latin America, programs focussing on direct cash transfers have spread throughout various countries and contexts. Parallelly, a debate developed on the advantages and disadvantages of the conditionality and unconditionality of cash transfers as social policy mechanisms.
The municipality of Maricá established the Renda Básica de Cidadania in 2013 and since then, expanded it majorly. Today, it is the largest basic income program in Latin America. It is based on the circulation of a digital community currency, called mumbuca, which creates a broad network of local exchange within the municipality. Meanwhile, the Moeda Social Arariboia in Niterói was established in its current form in 2022. While the Niterói policy carries some similarities with the policy in Maricá, it also differs in various points.
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