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Keiser Report: The Precariat - The Dangerous New Class (E791)

This is a great report that examines guaranteed basic incomes, Uber, and eLance. -LW

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In this special summer solutions episode of the Keiser Report Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert are joined by Guy Standing, co-President of the Basic Income Earth Network and author of The Precariat: The Dangerous New Class, to discuss the problem of declining incomes, automation of many jobs, and the rise of the Precariat. 22 more words


Archbishop Tutu on Basic Income

In this 2006 speech, Archbishop Desmond Tutu explains why we need a Basic Income. -LW

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Anglican Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu speaks to the closing session of the Basic Income Earth Network’s 11th International Congress in Cape Town, November 4th, 2006. 51 more words


FRANCE: Opinion Poll Shows 60% Support for Basic Income

As the notion of a guaranteed basic income (aka. livable income) spreads, so does support. This needs to happen ASAP. -LW

According to a recent opinion poll, 60% of people in France support the idea of a Basic Income. 200 more words


Move over, Minimum Wage; here’s Basic Income

I am amazed at how much press coverage has recently been given to Guaranteed Basic Income programs, as a replacement to government welfare and or/minimum wage legislation . 675 more words


Basic income guarantee – an economic idea whose time has in-come?

Forget minimum wage – what if we were all could count on a basic income guarantee (BIG)?

The idea was given a trial run back in the 1970s in the town of Dauphin, Man., by the New Democratic Party government of the day – only to be scrapped, halfway through, by a Progressive Conservative government, which had swept to office in Winnipeg. 1,388 more words


Money for Free (2015)

If you aren’t familiar with guaranteed basic income programs, here is a good documentary to help inform yourself. -LW

VPRO Backlight talks about the need for social security experiments to give people the opportunity to make the most of their own talents and qualities. 380 more words


Swiss referendum on an unconditional basic income to go ahead in 2016

This post was prompted by a BIEN article by Karl Widerquist, Associate Professor at SFS-Qatar, Georgetown University, specialises in political philosophy.

His research is mostly in the area of distributive justice. 369 more words