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Anton Fernandez de Rota, “About technology, basic income and the extinction of work [De la tecnología, la Renta Básica y la extinción del trabajo]”

This article critically assesses both sides in the debate about the advance of technology’s impact on the future of employment. Social media is a great example of how new technology has actually created more jobs in the process of technological advancement, but other data predicts that 45% of jobs could disappear. Regardless of the impact technology will have, Rota believes

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SPAIN: Spanish Podemos’ Círculo Renta Básica (Basic Income Group) presents its Basic Income Proposal

  Spain is preparing for general elections, and the party known as Podemos has found itself at the center of the latest political dispute. As a progressive movement, Podemos has started out by considering Basic Income (BI) in its political framework, namely in the latest elections for the European Parliament. More recently, however, BI has been left out from a

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Daniel Raventós and Julie Wark, “The Basic Income debate: political, philosophical and economic issues”

This essay by Daniel Raventós and Julie Wark is a thorough yet condensed analysis of today’s situation of the Basic Income activism, particularly the one within Spanish reality. It acutely focuses on Basic Income’s implications at the political, philosophical and economic facets, while showing the shortcomings of the usual right-wing criticism. The discussion runs long and deep, but at the

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Borja Barragué, César Martínez Sánchez, “The Basic Income on the agenda of PODEMOS: A matter of political or financial viability?”

Abstract: The paper addresses the recent emergence of two phenomena on the political agenda of many OECD countries: political parties born out of Social Movements and the Universal Basic Income (UBI). Regarding the former, one of the most important novelties in the Spanish political context has been the emergence of PODEMOS. Coming from nowhere, just four months after its foundation

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VIDEO: 8 al dia amb Josep Cuní , “With a basic income poverty disappears, by definition [Amb una renda bàsica desapareix, per definició, la pobresa]”

In this interview, Daniel Raventós defines basic income and describes the most recent study for its implementation in Spain, done with other experts on the subject.   Language: Catalan 8 al dia amb Josep Cuní, “With a basic income poverty disappears, by definition [Amb una renda bàsica desapareix, per definició, la pobresa]“, 8 TV, March 9 2015

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SPAIN: “Hot” discussions around Basic Income at the moment in Spain

Ever since the Spanish political party Podemos has introduced Basic Income in its political program for the European Parliament elections, in May 2014, the discussions around this issue have risen to unprecedented heights, turning it into a “hot” topic in the Spanish political-economic public debate. One of its main defenders, Dr. Daniel Raventós, has even said that “the place on

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Maciej Szlinder, “Basic Income in the Spotlight in Spain: Interview with Daniel Raventós”

Originally written in Polish, Szlinder interviews Daniel Raventós, President of Red Renta Básica (The Spanish Basic Income Network) about the history of the basic income movement in Spain as well as its recent resurgence with Podemos.  Further, he discusses region specific ideas in Catalonia, and different fractions within basic income supporters. Maciej Szlinder, “Basic Income in the Spotlight in Spain:

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