The article discusses increasing income inequality and how it relates to different sources of income. The author posits that a basic income, among other measures, is a necessity to rectify the current situation. Guy Standing, “The age of rentier capitalism”, Aljazeera America, 2014 September 7
Matt Orfalea, “10 Reasons for Guaranteed Income”, Medium, 2014 November 15
This special issue of the journal Sociologia Del Lavoro has several articles, all with English abstracts and five articles are in English (with Italian abstracts) Languages: Italian and English Emiliana Armano, Federico Chicchi, Eran Fisher, and Elisabetta Risi (eds.) “Boundaries and Measurements of Emerging Work: Gratuity, Precariousness and Processes of Subjectivity in the Age of [...]
[Toru Yamamori] Henvel and Cohen interviewed Edward Snowden on October 6 in Moscow. In the interview Snowden endorses a basic income. The interview now online and also will be published in the November 17 edition of the Nation. Katrina vanden Heuvel and Stephen F. Cohen, “Edward Snowden: A ‘Nation’ interview.” Nation, November 17, 2014.
[Toru Yamamori] In his post, Dvorsky argues that technological unemployment has been increasing and inevitable, and that it makes a basic income absolutely inevitable for a bright future. George Dvorsky, “How Universal Basic Income Will Save Us From the Robot Uprising.” io9:We Come From The Future, November 4, 2014.
[Toru Yamamori] In his post, Christensen inform that a science fiction published in 1967 referred to a basic income. Philip Jose Farmer’s novel Riders of the Purple Wage predicted what will follow after the implementation of a basic income. The novel won Hugo Award. Bill Christensen, “Time For A Universal Basic Income?.” Science Fiction in [...]
Najma Sadeque, “Everyone’s share of the pie” The Nation. October 16, 2014.
SUMMARY: This article introduces the reader to a new French documentary on basic income, and more specifically, on the French Movement for Basic Income. It provides a detailed synopsis of the plot and the main characters. The authors report that the film asks the right questions about how our society could be organized differently. Language: [...]
SUMMARY: This article describes a French infographic that has been developed to explain the concept of basic income in an approachable way. The cartoon explains scenarios where basic income might be needed and offers different perspectives and solutions that are all alternatives to traditional labor market participation. Language: French Helene Puglia, “L’idee d’un revenue de [...]