Universal Basic Income

06.01.2017

Poor Darwin – Robots, Not Nature, Now Make the Selection

Poor Darwin – Robots, Not Nature, Now Make the Selection

By Baher Kamal When British naturalist Charles Darwin published in 1859 his theory of evolution in his work On the Origin of Species, he most likely did not expect that robots, not nature, would someday be in charge of the… »

29.12.2016

Finland to test ‘universal basic income’ for the unemployed

Finland to test ‘universal basic income’ for the unemployed

A group of 2,000 unemployed people in Finland will receive a basic income every month from the state, tax-free and with no strings attached. Proponents hope to prove such schemes boost people’s motivation to find work. Starting in January, 2,000 unemployed people in Finland will begin receiving 560… »

09.10.2016

Preface to the South Korean edition of Basic Income: The Material Conditions of Freedom

Preface to the South Korean edition of Basic Income: The Material Conditions of Freedom

Daniel Raventós This book, now translated into Korean was first published in English (Pluto Press) and Spanish (El Viejo Topo) in 2007, just before the onset of the present grave economic crisis. A Czech edition was published in 2014 (Rubato). Nine years after it first appeared,… »

06.10.2016

A workshop on the Universal Basic Income in Berlin

A workshop on the Universal Basic Income in Berlin

During the World Congress of the International Peace Bureau in Berlin between September 30th and October 3rd, a workshop on the Universal Basic Income (UBI) took place.  The workshop was coordinated by Juana Perez and Angel Bravo, from the Spanish organization Humanists for a UBI, and Diana Aman and Ralph… »

24.08.2016

Job automation threatens peoples’ livelihoods. Can universal basic income save the day?

Job automation threatens peoples’ livelihoods. Can universal basic income save the day?

Technological developments are rendering many jobs obsolete. Can implementing a universal basic income provide a way of managing the social and economic implications of such a radical transformation? By DARIAN MEACHAM for openDemocracy In early 2013, a colleague and I attended the inaugural meeting of the UK… »

03.08.2016

A turning point in labour history

A turning point in labour history

The latest wave of automation heralds new transformations for society, but how can we ensure that nobody is left stranded? Miklos Kis 3 August 2016 for openDemocracy “The so-called sharing economy and the new wave of automation are… »

06.06.2016

Labour Party UK considering Universal Basic Income

Labour Party UK considering Universal Basic Income

John McDonnell, the shadow chancellor, has declared his Party’s interest in studying UBI as a response to the mechanisation of the workforce. Under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn there is no doubt a search for more humanising economic models is taking place. We reported in Pressenza last year, in response… »

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