Resilience.me. A Peer-to-Peer #BasicIncome Network. Resilience.me, August 29, 2014
SUMMARY: This article summarizes recent action in Iceland on basic income, where the Pirate Party requested that the Ministry of Social Affairs and Housing establish a working group for basic income. Stanislas Jourdan, “Le parti pirate islandais demande au gouvernement de plancher sur le revenu de base [The Icelandic Pirate Party asks the government to [...]
[Josh Martin] Utilizing the momentum against payday loan lenders generated by HBO’s John Oliver, Santens takes the opportunity to highlight the basic income’s impact on indebtedness. Using results from the basic income pilot projects in India and Namibia, Santens shows how effective the unconditional transfer is at combating indebtedness. Scott Santens, “Payday Loan Lenders Are [...]
[Josh Martin] This post contains a proposed structure for a cryptocurrency based basic income. Koeppelmann, “Basic Income (CIRCLES) – reputation/market based approach to solve the identity problem/Sybil attacs”, Ethereum, 21 November 2014.
SUMMARY: This short article describes a poll done in France indicating that 73% of the population would favor a single allowance, or a streamlined benefit in lieu of the various existing benefit programs. The article notes that while this may indicate support for the simplicity of basic income, the idea of a basic income is [...]
Mouvement Français pour un Revenu de Base, avec BIEN-Suisse et le Réseau Belge pour un Revenu de base, “Premier numéro: ‘Revenu de base garanti, parcours de vie choisi [First Appearance: "guaranteed basic income, life course chosen], L’inconditionnel, November 28, 2014
Tomaz Chabinka, “Basic Income: A New Form of Realistic Utopia” 4Liberty.eu, November 25, 2014.
Scott Santens, “Supply and Demand Variables: How Not all Basic Income Effects Lead to Rising Prices” Medium. November 21, 2014.
[Josh Martin] Barlow discusses the reasons why the Liberal Democrats in the UK should include the Citizen’s Income, also known as the basic income, in its party manifesto. In fact, the Liberal Democrats had it in their manifesto from 1992 to 1994, and Barlow hopes to encourage other Liberal Democrats to support it once again. [...]
SUMMARY: This article discusses the concept of a precariat, the “social class in the making” which the author describes as arising from increasing unemployment and underemployment. The concept signifies a unification of two previously identified groups: the precariously employed and the proletariat. The author argues for basic income as a way to solve the issues [...]