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

Irish Government commits to trialling UBI

The newly formed Government of the 33rd Dáil has committed to trialling Basic Income (BI) in Ireland over the next five years. The announcement was made in the Programme for Government (PfG) agreed between Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and the Green Party. The document...

Maricá one step from Universal Basic Income

The original article in Portuguese can be found here. Eduardo Galeano said, mentioning the words of Argentine filmmaker Fernando Birre, that no matter how much a person walks, he or she will never reach utopia. Precisely because of this, its value would be in...

India: numerous articles about Basic Income in the press

Numerous articles about Basic Income have appeared in the press in India, contributing to an already lively debate about Basic Income in the country. In March, Neil Howard and Sarath Davala wrote an article for Al Jazeera: Alongside securing a regular supply of food,...

The United States, Basic Income, and Covid

The second in a series of zoomcasts has now been published. https://youtu.be/wMVhfSN-Rfs Unprecendented unemployment figures in the United States of America in the wake of COVID-19 require a new type of response - Is Universal Basic Income the answer? Karl Widerquist...

Launch of the BIEN Conversations – why critical debate is more important than ever

In April BIEN’s Executive Committee agreed plans to respond to the growing public attention to basic income during the Covid crisis.

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.’

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Maricá one step from Universal Basic Income

Maricá one step from Universal Basic Income

The original article in Portuguese can be found here. Eduardo Galeano said, mentioning the words of Argentine filmmaker Fernando Birre, that no matter how much a person walks, he or she will never reach utopia. Precisely because of this, its value would be in...

read more
India: numerous articles about Basic Income in the press

India: numerous articles about Basic Income in the press

Numerous articles about Basic Income have appeared in the press in India, contributing to an already lively debate about Basic Income in the country. In March, Neil Howard and Sarath Davala wrote an article for Al Jazeera: Alongside securing a regular supply of food,...

read more
Living Minimum Income in Spain: very far from a UBI

Living Minimum Income in Spain: very far from a UBI

In a previous news report the initial details and negotiation of the Living Minimum Income had been specified. In this piece the final details of the Minimum Living Income are specified. What is the scheme about? The Minimum Living Income (IMV, due to its acronym in...

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UK Liberal Democrats discuss Basic Income

UK Liberal Democrats discuss Basic Income

One of the contenders for the leadership of the UK's Liberal Democratic Party has edited a a book of policy ideas for the party: Build Back Better. Among those policies is a Basic Income: Nothing could be more uncertain than what will happen as we emerge from...

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BIEN’s new website

BIEN’s new website

BIEN has a new website. We hope you like it. It's designed to be easy to navigate. The main menu has just three items: 'Home', 'About Basic Income', and 'Frequently asked questions'. Anyone wanting more information can click the 'news', 'opinion', 'research',...

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The United States, Basic Income, and Covid

The United States, Basic Income, and Covid

The second in a series of zoomcasts has now been published. https://youtu.be/wMVhfSN-Rfs Unprecendented unemployment figures in the United States of America in the wake of COVID-19 require a new type of response - Is Universal Basic Income the answer? Karl Widerquist...

read more

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