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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A new video about Basic Income from Share Ideas

A new video about Basic Income from Share Ideas

Share Ideas has published a new video about Basic Income. https://youtu.be/ttjMC7Diz9s A Basic Income is an unconditional income paid to every individual. It’s as simple as that. It has a number of different names: Citizen’s Income, Basic Income, Citizen’s Basic...

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COVID19 in Argentina. Situation and public policy responses.

COVID19 in Argentina. Situation and public policy responses.

By Corina Rodríguez Enríquez and Rubén Lo Vuolo Argentina presented the first confirmed case of Covid19 in the first days of March. On the 20th of that month, the national government ordered the Compulsory Social Isolation (ASO) of the entire population, the...

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Obituary: Lieselotte Wohlgenannt

Obituary: Lieselotte Wohlgenannt

Lieselotte Wohlgenannt died in Bregenz (Austria) on the 29th of May 2020. Born in 1931, Lieselotte was one of Europe’s first prominent advocates of basic income. After studying in Bregenz and Paris and spending ten years working for the catholic school network in the...

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Emergency Basic Income in Tuvalu

Emergency Basic Income in Tuvalu

Tuvalu, a country in Polynesia, in the Pacific Ocean, has implemented an Emergency Basic Income for its population of 11,000. Source: Social Protection and Jobs Responses to COVID-19: A Real-Time Review of Country Measures, by Ugo Gentilini (WB), Mohamed Almenfi (WB),...

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Covid-19 and Financial Aid Programmes in Turkey

Covid-19 and Financial Aid Programmes in Turkey

After starting in China, Covid-19 pandemic affected more countries around the world. In Turkey, the first Covid-19 case announced officially on 10th of March 2020. After the first case in short period schools, universities stopped teaching and converted their...

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Basic Income activism in the United States

Basic Income activism in the United States

Michael Howard, Co-ordinator of USBIG, has written an article about increasing Basic Income activism in the United States. Two years ago, if one were to speak of a basic income movement, one might be accused of hyperbole. USBIG was able to muster support for annual...

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