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Paulo Querido, “Basic income is getting closer to the political agenda [Já faltou mais para levar o rendimento básico incondicional à agenda política]“

The basic income has been gaining support among the technological elite, particularly in the United States. In order to keep economies growing, right wing think tanks are giving attention to the concept. The basic income concept is marching towards the political agenda. Language: Portuguese Paulo Querido, “Basic income is getting closer to the political agenda [...]

Social Agenda, “Marianne Thyssen, job creation and a fairer society”

New EU Commissioner, Marianne Thyssen, in an interview for Social Agenda magazine is asked “How can the EU Economic and Monetary Union become more social?” answering, in part “We should think in terms of minimum standards. For example, having a minimum income in every EU country, based on a reference budget.” Social Agenda, “Marianne Thyssen, [...]

Bernard Marszalek, “The Economy Sucks, Now What? Basic Income or Job Guarantee”

Bernard Marszalek, “The Economy Sucks, Now What? Basic Income or Job Guarantee”, CounterPunch, 06 January 2015

“Die Grundeinkommen Cola ist da [Basic Income Cola is here]”

“Die Grundeinkommen Cola ist da [Basic Income Cola is here]”, Grundeinkommen.ch, 16 January 2015

Jon Maiden, “Citizen’s Income: A Vision of a Better Future”

Jon Maiden, “Citizen’s Income: A Vision of a Better Future”, Now Then Magazine, January 2015

Citizens Income Trust [UK], “2015 Issue 1,” Citizen’s Income newsletter, January 2015

The first issue of the Citizens Income Newsletter for 2015 includes news; editorials on “Predistribution,” “The necessity and the feasibility of a Citizen’s Income,” “Benefits sanctions,” and “Fair benefits;” a research note by Malcolm Torry entitled, “A feasible way to implement a Citizen’s Income;” an extended article by Anne Miller entitled, “The prospects for a [...]

Patrick Wintour, “Green party outlines plan for basic citizen’s income for all adults”

Patrick Wintour, “Green party outlines plan for basic citizen’s income for all adults”, The Guardian, 18 January 2015

Jordi Arcarons, Antoni Domènech, Daniel Raventós, Lluís Torrens, “Un modelo de financiación de la Renta Básica para el conjunto del Reino de España: sí, se puede y es racional [A basic income finance model for all Spanish Kingdom: yes, it can be done and is rational]“

Results from this recently published article show that basic income within all Spanish territory can be financed at approximately 7500 € per year for each adult person and 20% of that value for each child. The authors state none of the basic state functions (e.g.: education, health) need cuts in order to finance basic income, [...]

Scott Santens, “Fit for work and fit to die”

Means testing reflects the conditionality of many social security systems around the world. The article lists some cases of recipients who ended up dead in part due to benefit withdrawal, concluding that this social ail can only be resolved with an unconditional basic income, removing conditionality from the system. Scott Santens, “Fit for work and [...]

Roberto Merrill, “Pré-distribuição [Pre-distribution]“

The author distinguishes “weak” and “strong” (economic) pre-distribution. The former amounts fairly to what already exists in some countries (welfare state); the latter consists in the unconditional basic income (UBI). The article defends that it is the “strong” pre-distribution which may more drastically promote social equality, justice and freedom. Language: Portuguese Roberto Merrill, “Pré-distribuição [Pre-distribution]“, [...]

The BI Literature page has summaries of books and articles on basic income published elsewhere. Whenever possible we include links to the full article.

Books on Basic Income

Image of Basic Income (Ideas in Progress)
Image of Full Employment Regained? (Department of Applied Economics Occasional Papers)
Image of Poverty in Europe: (Jrjo Jahnsson Lectures) (Yrjo Jahnsson Lectures)