Opinion

11th April 2017

Framing Citizen’s Income

How much does it matter whether the general public thinks Citizen’s Income to be a good idea? There are two views on this. One is that if most members of Read More

11th April 2017

Rebalancing the mix

Most developed countries’ benefits systems exhibit a mixture of different kinds of benefits, and this is increasingly true of developing countries. Most run social insurance schemes of some kind (either Read More

1st April 2017

Louise Haagh: Basic Income is both radical and a democratic right

On the 2nd March Social Europe published an article by Louise Haagh, ‘Basic Income’s radical role’: … introducing a basic income does not entail a general separation of income from Read More

30th March 2017

A local Citizen’s Basic Income that can only be spent on local produce?

A European Commission research project has published A Proposal for Voluntary Degrowth by Redesigning Money for Sustainability, Justice, and Resilience. The report proposes a local Citizen’s Basic Income that can Read More

20th February 2017

The Observer: On Finland’s Basic Income experiment

On Sunday 19 February 2017, The Observer published an opinion piece: ‘Is Finland’s basic universal income a solution to automation, fewer jobs and lower wages?‘ Both left and right are Read More

4th February 2017

The Guardian: an editorial, and letters in response

On the 2nd February The Guardian published an editorial, The Guardian view on Basic Income: A worthwhile debate, not yet a policy: … Theory is easier than practice. Set the basic Read More

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