[Ginny Holbert] SUMMARY: The U.S. Public Broadcasting System has run a 9-minute piece on Basic Income in its show News Hour. The “Making Sense” economics correspondent reports on the Swiss basic income referendum and explains that the idea is gaining traction across party lines in the US, although proponents differ about how and if a [...]
Mike McCarron, “Audio Chatcast: Citizen’s Basic Income: time for Scotland to take a lead.” Centre for Human Ecology, February 10, 2014.
[Craig Axford] This short video from the early days of the basic income signature gathering campaign within the EU provides an excellent overview of the basic income idea. Video: Dani, “Should the Basic Income Become a New Human Right? This Video Explains What It is in 3 Minutes”, Films for Action, March 25, 2013
SUMMARY: Switzerland could soon adopt an Unconditional Basic Income or UBI which means every adult national would receive a monthly paycheck of approximately $2,800 from the government. The money is guaranteed regardless of employment status. Proponents say UBI would end poverty. Opponents worry it would harm Switzerland’s competitiveness. In this episode, the Stream speaks about [...]
[Michael Millar] Language: German Susanne Wiest, “Wir machen Demokratie [We make democracy]”, Bedingungsloses Grundeinkommen in Japan und in der Schweiz, January 25 2014. http://www.grundeinkommen.ch/susanne-wiest-wir-machen-demokratie/
[Michael Millar] Language: German Andreas Gross, “Grundeinkommen und Demokratie [Basic Income and Democracy]”, Bedingungsloses Grundeinkommen in Japan und in der Schweiz, January 25 2014.
[Michael Millar] SUMMARY: Many people are dissatisfied with their jobs. Students are pressured into picking a career. Instead of improving quality of life, we have an ‘elbow society’, one that prioritises economic growth, competition and quantity. As this happens, technology is increasing productivity and making human labour redundant. Enough food can be produced for nearly [...]
[Michael Millar] SUMMARY: Co-founder of the Basic Income Initiative in Switzerland Enno Schmidt talks about Basic Income in Germany. Language: German Tom Steininger, “Grundeinkommen – ein Kulturimpuls [Basic Income – a Cultural Impulse]”, Radio EnlightenNext, February 27 2014