The University of Manitoba will host a one-day symposium, entitled, “A Basic Income For Canada and Manitoba: Why Not?” The featured Speaker is Jurgen De Wispelaere, a Fellow at the Institute for Health and Social Policy at McGill University, Montreal Canada. He is a founding editor of the journal Basic Income Studies, co-editor of three [...]
Oxfam International, whose executive director, Winniw Byanyima, will co-chair the hugely influential World Economic Forum in Davos, has called for world leaders to implement a seven point plan which includes a minimum income guarantee. The World Economic Forum’s annual meeting also referred to as the Davos Summit, is a hugely influential meeting of world leaders [...]
Interest in Basic Income—an unconditional cash income for all citizens without means test or work requirement—is taking off around the world. Activists groups have formed and become more active around the world. Some political parties have endorsed the idea. Writers around the world are increasingly discussing Basic Income as a response to technological unemployment, precarity, [...]
After a pair of blog posts from Liberal Democrats councillor, Nick Barlow, a group supporting Basic Income has formed inside the Liberal Democrats. The Liberal Democrats are currently in a coalition government with the larger Conservative party. The original blog post, entitled ‘Liberal Democrats for Basic Income, anyone?‘, noted how the policy was once part [...]
U.S. Representative Chris Van Hollen (a Democrat from Maryland) has proposed introduce a small financial transactions tax (essentially a tax on Wall Street speculators) to finance a $1000 per year tax credit, which will be added to the paychecks of all workers earning under $100,000, or working couples earning under $200,000. This proposal would come [...]
[Liam Upton] The new Basic Income newspaper, ‘L’inconditionnel‘ has been officially launched with two launch parties in Brussels and Paris, on the 9th and 12th of December, respectively. The newspaper, which is free of charge, was funded via French crowd-funding site pickandboost.com where it made its goal of €12,000, enough for the first run of [...]
[Liam Upton] In recent months, there have been two online efforts to get the idea of Basic Income in front of lawmakers, both in the USA and the UK. The first one is an e-petition, launched in October by UK Independent politician Pete Higgens, which was reported on previously by BINews. After a slow start, [...]
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