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Here you will find articles expressing opinions about current issues in the Basic Income debate. Opinions expressed are not necessarily the opinions of BIEN.

What did Pope Francis mean on Easter Day 2020?

What did Pope Francis mean on Easter Day 2020?

On Easter Day, the 12th April 2020, Pope Francis sent a message to 'our brothers and sisters in social movements and organizations', during which he said this:  … I know that you have been excluded from the benefits of globalization. You do not enjoy the...

Basic income: Exit strategy or exit trap?

Basic income: Exit strategy or exit trap?

A new article ("Exit strategy or exit trap? Basic income and the ‘power to say no’ in the age of precarious employment") has been published by Simon Birnbaum and Jurgen De Wispelaere, analysing the "power to say no" argument as a support for basic income policies. The...

BIEN Congresses

BIEN 2020, Brisbane, Australia

The 2020 BIEN Congress was to be held in Brisbane in Australia from the 28th to the 30th September 2020. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the event has been cancelled. BIEN’s Executive Committee and the Scottish and Australian congress Local Organising Committees have agreed the following statement: ‘The Scottish and Australian Congress Local Organisation Committees have agreed that the current plan is to hold the 2021 BIEN congress in Scotland and the 2022 BIEN congress in Australia.’

Basic Income

A Basic Income is a periodic cash payment unconditionally delivered to all on an individual basis, without means-test or work requirement. Read more

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