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

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...

UBI-Europe fundraises to send youth to Strasbourg

Unconditional Basic Income Europe (UBIE), an alliance of organisations and individuals across 27 countries, is fundraising to send 20 young basic income advocates aged 16-30 to the European Parliment in Strasbourg October 8-9th, for the European Youth Event (EYE)...

BIEN Congresses

BIEN’s 2022 Congress will be held in Brisbane, Australia, from Monday 26th to Wednesday 28th September 2022. Registration now open. This will be a hybrid face to face and online event. The main face-to-face event will take place in Brisbane.

Call for papers closed: Abstracts (250—300 words) please click here for more information.

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Poem: Turn on the tap

Poem: Turn on the tap

14.5 million living in poverty in the world’s fifth largest economy until a global pandemic forced our chancellor to spend £69 billion on a word none of us had ever heard of. Furlough showed universal basic income to be a fundable possibility, at £67 billion net cost...

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The Evolution of Ukraine’s Income Support Program

The Evolution of Ukraine’s Income Support Program

This article is based on a post by Scott Santens, and quotes extensively from it, New information was also obtained today from an article by Violetta Orlova forwarded by a Russian BIEN activist born in Ukraine, Alexander Soloviev. On December 19, 2021, Ukraine...

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Social Europe Blog and UBI

Social Europe Blog and UBI

Social Europe is an influential blog that some years ago published some articles both for and against Basic Income that Philippe Van Parijs edited into a book. The blog has now returned to the subject with a new post, A European basic income?  The ethos is now...

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