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Youth wants to be the present, not the future

The “natural” belief It is socially accepted the idea or belief (as you like) that youth is the future. In principle it even seems to have a certain logic: it is common to think that, if everything goes in a…

Naturalisms, wealth status and basic income

Towards the end of the 18th century, the economist Thomas Malthus published a study linking demographic dynamics and the dynamics of food production. This thesis, later known as the “Malthusian catastrophe”, foresaw a situation of global pauperisation by the year…

The best social policy is Universal Basic Income

Do we want to solve the problem of poverty? Do we want to solve the problem of exclusion? Do we really want to establish a time of equal opportunities for all? Do we want to move towards the humanisation of…

Basic Income and Realpolitik

Every day more and more people understand the importance of a universal basic income. Every day the idea is discussed, organised, disseminated, presented as part of the political agenda, and how to finance it. And what can we say about…

French pharmacy student the first winner of basic income raffle

On June 16, 2021, the first one-year basic income of 800 euros by the UBI4ALL initiative was raffled. The live online event was attended by 6,100 viewers from almost all European countries, such as Greece, Malta, Finland, the United Kingdom,…

A Guaranteed Income Can Increase Workers’ Bargaining Power

Basic income schemes are no silver bullet to make up for the loss of well-paid union jobs. But they can allow workers say no to the most thankless, low-wage work — and provide a platform from which to rebuild our…

Homeless youth in New York will receive more than a thousand dollars a month for two years as part of a research project

The study aims to eradicate the ‘crisis’ of homelessness among New York youth, particularly among the Afro-descendant, Indigenous, Latino and LGBTQ populations. Several homeless youth in New York City will receive more than $ 1,000 in cash per month for…

“Basic Income would allow us to gain a social base that is essential to defeat fascism”. Interview with Daniel Raventós

Laure Vega conducted this interview for Catarsi magazine. We begin, as always, with a brief explanation of what Basic Income is and its defence from a republican perspective: Basic Income is a public, monetary, unconditional and universal allocation. It is…

An Unconditional Basic Income for Every Inhabitant of the Planet Is Necessary and Possible

An unconditional basic income for every inhabitant of the planet is both necessary and possible. This intervention took place within the panel “Is an unconditional basic income necessary and possible for every inhabitant of the planet?“, during the 8th Symposium…

How a Guaranteed Income Can Actually Solve Inequality

Poverty in America disproportionately affects women and people of color, and that is precisely what hinders political action to address it—even when solutions abound. By Sonali Kolhatkar An ongoing study conducted in Stockton, California, examines how the lives of low-income…

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