Economics

22.08.2018

Ping Xu proposes a worldwide movement for a basic income

Ping Xu proposes a worldwide movement for a basic income

Ping Xu is the founder of UBI Taiwan. From concert pianist in the USA to translator for immigrants, passing through living on the street, Xu explains to us in this interview for the documentary “RBUI, our right to live” the proposal of a worldwide movement that defends… »

22.08.2018

Rena Masuyana sees basic income as a means to ensure love and education for children

Rena Masuyana sees basic income as a means to ensure love and education for children

The Japanese filmmaker, Rena Masuyana, directed the film “Basic Income First Year” with the aim of popularizing and making the idea of a basic income understandable. In this interview for the documentary “UBI, our right to live” by director Álvaro Orús, Masuyana explains the advances that… »

21.08.2018

SfruttaZero, the tomato sauce project promoting awareness, solidarity and hope

SfruttaZero, the tomato sauce project promoting awareness, solidarity and hope

In Puglia, a group of young Italians and migrants has launched an extraordinary venture, restoring positive meaning to the tomato, one of the symbols of a region where the exploitation of illegal workers for casual labour is rife. We talk to Graziana who is part of the Solidaria association, based… »

16.08.2018

Cosima Kern: Religion and the belief system are the main challenges of implementing Basic Income in Germany

Cosima Kern: Religion and the belief system are the main challenges of implementing Basic Income in Germany

Cosima Kern is Vice-chair of Germany’s Basic Income Alliance “Bündnis Grundeinkommen”, founded in 2016. The party’s aim is to get established political parties talking about the Basic Income. “We are seeing that many people are interested in Basic Income, more than half of the German population are in favour,… »

15.08.2018

Sara Bizarro: “It’s very difficult to make plans when you don’t have a basic income security”

Sara Bizarro: “It’s very difficult to make plans when you don’t have a basic income security”

Sara Bizarro, member of BIEN and of USBIG and a research fellow at CEPS, talks about different approaches to Universal Basic Income in the US and in Europe in the full interview she gave for the documentary “UBI, our right to live“. Vídeo:… »

15.08.2018

Why universal basic income costs far less than you think

Why universal basic income costs far less than you think

Elizaveta Fouksman, University of Oxford  for The Conversation Want to get rid of poverty, lessen inequality and provide financial stability in a world of precarious work? Well, why not simply give everyone enough money to ensure basic sustenance? This is the deceptively simple solution proposed by advocates of… »

14.08.2018

Scott Santens, activist and example of how to live on a basic income

Scott Santens, activist and example of how to live on a basic income

Activist Scott Santens is American and lives in New Orleans. Through a crowfunding campaign he lives from his own basic income. Álvaro Orús and Mayte Quintanilla “I’m dedicating my life to making this idea really come to light,” Scott Santens tells us in this complete interview that served as… »

14.08.2018

The enemy between us: how inequality erodes our mental health

The enemy between us: how inequality erodes our mental health

By KATE PICKETT and RICHARD WILKINSON 12 August 2018 for openDemocracy Inequality creates the social and political divisions that isolate us from each other. When people are asked what matters most for their happiness and wellbeing, they tend to talk about the importance of their… »

13.08.2018

Louise Haagh: the right to subsistence is not guaranteed

Louise Haagh: the right to subsistence is not guaranteed

The RBU is the only missing element in the welfare state we established after the last world war to guarantee the right to subsistence, according to Louise Haagh, President of BIEN and Professor at York University (England). “To be able to lead a stable, secure, meaningful and full life is… »

11.08.2018

Weaker RMB amid U.S. tariff, monetary policies: experts

Weaker RMB amid U.S. tariff, monetary policies: experts

“The falling of the renminbi is not a kind of policy response to the trade war, but it will really affect the result of the trade war. I think this is largely because of the appreciation of the U.S. dollar. Because U.S. government is changing its monetary policy to attract… »

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