Basic income

30.03.2021

We support two European Citizens’ Initiatives: Basic Income and No Profit on Pandemic

We support two European Citizens’ Initiatives: Basic Income and No Profit on Pandemic

The European Commission has several technocratic ways of consulting with EU citizens. It also has several ways, again technocratically, to apply pressure to have certain issues (which citizens believe are not being adequately acted upon) discussed and on which a position should be taken. In a second context, during this… »

29.12.2020

The European Citizens’ Initiative for a Basic Income

The European Citizens’ Initiative for a Basic Income

by Daniel Raventós – Julie Wark There are no precedents that can serve as a reference for Europe’s economic and social situation right now. The 2020 European Commission indicators show a drop of 8.3% for GDP growth, while the OECD sets the figure at about 9% for the eurozone. The… »

01.12.2020

What would you change in your life if your income was secured?

What would you change in your life if your income was secured?

This is what the UBI4ALL Campaign is trying to answer by means of a lottery where residents of the European Union can win a Basic Income, the money for which has been obtained via crowdfunding. Anyone in the European Union can win an 800€ a month Unconditional Basic Income as… »

13.11.2020

Glasgow City Council Requests Funding for Universal Basic Income Trial

Glasgow City Council Requests Funding for Universal Basic Income Trial

At the end of October, the Glasgow city council voted in favor of a proposal to request from the governments of the United Kingdom and of Scotland to fund a pilot scheme for a Universal Basic Income (UBI). The proposal was put forward by the town treasurer, Ricky Bell, with… »

26.09.2020

German Catholic Workers throw support behind Europe-wide push for unconditional basic income

German Catholic Workers throw support behind Europe-wide push for unconditional basic income

By: Cameron Doody – In light of the pandemic, “it is more than clear that we need an unconditional basic income in Europe” “In view of the effects of the pandemic measures, it is more… »

11.07.2020

Massive Attack: Eutopia in Three Acts

Massive Attack: Eutopia in Three Acts

It is hard to overstate the contribution made by Massive Attack to the music world and beyond it over decades. Formed in 1988 in Bristol, UK, they released one of the most iconic singles of 1991, “Unfinished Sympathy“. After this first move, the band dealt with… »

03.06.2020

Universal Basic Income, ie for Everyone.

Universal Basic Income, ie for Everyone.

This article continues a series that will attempt to briefly explain the different aspects of the Universal Basic Income (UBI) proposal. To see the full series of articles published on this same subject, click here. As the name suggests, the Universal Basic Income proposal is for everyone. Some,… »

14.05.2020

National​ Shake Up Congress Protest and Car Parade​ on Saturday 5/16 Calls on Congress to Institute Monthly Stimulus Payments to the People

National​ Shake Up Congress Protest and Car Parade​ on Saturday 5/16 Calls on Congress to Institute Monthly Stimulus Payments to the People

Increasingly high numbers of Americans support monthly payments to the people during the Corona crisis, but Congress is not listening. ​As millions of Americans confront the economic reality of being out of work for months as a result of COVID-19 social distancing measures, ​bipartisan public support for the government to… »

07.05.2020

Top UN Official Calls for Universal Basic Income to Tackle Growing Inequality

Top UN Official Calls for Universal Basic Income to Tackle Growing Inequality

The COVID-19 pandemic is not only a health crisis, but it is also proving to be an economic disaster for huge numbers of people worldwide. A senior UN official with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) is calling for countries to provide citizens with a universal basic income, to help the… »

20.04.2020

COVID-19: Brazil Implements Basic Income Policy Following Massive Civil Society Campaign

COVID-19: Brazil Implements Basic Income Policy Following Massive Civil Society Campaign

By Pedro Telles The writer is 2018-19 Atlantic Fellow for Social and Economic Equity at the International Inequalities Institute, London School of Economics. SÃO PAULO (IDN) – Tens of millions of Brazilians have begun receiving basic income payments aimed at addressing the economic impact of COVID-19, following Congress’… »

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