Tag Archives: Corona virus crisis

Brazil: the National Senate approves Emergency Basic Income

Homeless people in San Francisco, during the corona virus crisis days. Picture credit to: Aljazeera On February 26th, 2020, the first case of Covid – 19 was registered in Brazil. Like in so many other countries, the coronavirus epidemic spread quickly in Brazil. On Sunday, April 5th 2020, 11130 people are infected (with a total population of 209 million) and 486 deaths have occurred

» Read more

United States: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls for basic income as a response to the corona virus crisis

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Picture credit to: Fox 32 As the corona virus crisis unfolds, the political atmosphere heats up in the United States. At the Capitol, a 2 trillion dollar bill is in the making, specifically to deal with the economic downturn caused by the epidemic. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC), the Democrat Representative of the Bronx constituency in New York City, already

» Read more

Daniel Raventós and Julie Wark: “Covid-19 and the Need, Right Now, For a Universal Basic Income”

The pair Daniel Raventós and Julie Wark have analyzed the corona virus outbreak and consequent economic downturn and call for an immediate implementation of basic income in each country, truly a global response to a global crisis. It can be read, from the onset of the article: Apart from the medical threat revealing a brutal class divide in healthcare, the

» Read more

Italy: Urgent petition in time of Corona Virus: “Citizen income for all! If not now, When?”

The Basic Income Network (BIN) Italia has published a petition pleading for the Italian governement and Parliament to immediately install an emergency basic income. There, it can be read: To the Italian government and Parliament EXPANDING THE CITIZEN’S INCOME SCHEME! IF NOT NOW, WHEN? Right at a time when it is recognised that individuals must act as active and responsible

» Read more