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

Alaska Permanent Fund Defenders campaign to save and improve it

The Alaska Permenent Fund (APF), which started in 1982 to give all Alaskans a share of its oil revenue, is as close to a basic income by BIEN's definition as has been achieved world-wide. It is paid to each individual regardless of age, without means tests or other...

3rd Gyeonggi Basic Income Conference featured researchers from BIEN

With the theme, 'From the COVID-19 Disaster to New Great Transition, Basic Income!' the 3rd annual Basic Income International Conference was held in Gyeonggi Provence, South Korea, 28-29 April 2021. Hosted by the Gyeonggi Provincial Government, and organised by...

PhD Fellowship on Basic Income for Nature and Climate at the University of Freiburg, Germany for applicants from Indonesia

From the website: The PhD project is part of the larger Basic Income research project that studies how basic income is potentially linked with nature protection and tackling climate change, and how these possible linkages can be addressed in an embedded...

A luta continua: A Memorable Day for Eduardo and BIEN

The ancient Greeks had three Gods of Time, and on the auspicious occasion of the 80th birthday of one of our most loyal and outstanding BIEN members, it is a delight to be able to congratulate Eduardo Suplicy, and to say that he defies one of those Gods, Chronos,...

The 2021 NABIG congress

The 19th North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress was held from the 17th to the 19th June 2021. Videos are now available of all 35 sessions and over 100 presenters. Congress website Videos of congress sessions

BIEN Congress 2021

BIEN’s 2021 annual congress will take place from the 18th to the 21st August 2021. This will be a virtual congress, organised from Glasgow. For details of the congress and how to attend click here.

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‘The Tyranny of Merit’ by Michael J. Sandel

Book Review by Dr. Jan Stroeken Michael j. Sandel has written a book about the deep causes of the inequality that is a key driving force behind the populist backlash of recent years. His analysis serves as a basis for justification of the introduction of a universal...

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A Basic Income trial could be coming soon to Wales

Over two thirds of Wales is in favour of a basic income trial in the country. The poll, carried out by Survation and commissioned by Sophie Howe, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, included over a thousand respondents. Ahead of the country’s general election...

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