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A convergence of various circumstances in the 21st century has made a Basic Income policyan achievable goal. Discussions and policy debates about Basic Income are taking place in countries across the world. We see this as an incredible opportunity for BIEN to...

This South Korean Presidential Election is Vital

There are rare moments when a combination of threatening circumstances leads to a wonderful transformation that only a short time before would have been unimaginable. This year may be such a moment. The Republic of Korea could set an example to the world that would...

Arguments for UBI were presented at the Constituent Assembly in Chile

On the 1st of December, the Comission of Fundamental Rights received the president and secretary of the Chilean Basic Income Network (Red Chilena de Ingreso Básico) Gabriela Cabaña and Cristóbal Ramos. The intervention included the justifications of basic income as a...

A new project from FRIBIS: Universal Basic Income and Gender

The Freiburg Institute for Basic Income Studies (FRIBIS), a network of several faculties at the University of Freiburg, has expanded with a new international team which focuses on basic income and gender issues, pulled together by Enno Schmidt. It uses as a starting...

The Monetary Issues of a UBI: First annual FRIBIS conference 12 October

This year, the Freiburg Institute for Basic Income Studies (FRIBIS) will hold its first annual conference on Monday and Tuesday, 11-12 October 2021. It aims to shed light on an emerging topic in the economics of UBI: the monetary issues of a UBI. Monetary aspects are...

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New book on basic income by Malcolm Torry

New book on basic income by Malcolm Torry

Malcolm Torry, BIEN Treasurer, has a new book, Basic Income—What, Why, and How? Aspects of the Global Basic Income Debate just published by Palgrave Macmillan. The book analyzes the global Basic Income debate which is now widespread, and is based on conference papers,...

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Summary Report on the BIEN 2022 Congress

Summary Report on the BIEN 2022 Congress

The 21st annual Congress of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) was hosted in Brisbane, Australia, by the University of Queensland's Centre for Policy Futures from 26-28 September, in conjunction with the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, BIEN Australia,...

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Message to BIEN Supporters from BIEN’s Chair

Message to BIEN Supporters from BIEN’s Chair

The confluence of multiple contemporary crises has made a Basic Income an achievable goal and made BIEN more important than ever. Discussions and policy debates about Basic Income are taking place in countries across the world.  This is an incredible opportunity for...

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100 U.S. Mayors, 100 Pilots: Guaranteed Income Now

100 U.S. Mayors, 100 Pilots: Guaranteed Income Now

The 2022 Guaranteed Income Now summit was an opportunity to mark the movement’s recent progress — there are now officially 100 mayors who have joined Mayors for a Guaranteed Income and 100 pilots announced in the United States. The 2-day summit in Atlanta brought...

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