12th International Basic Income Week – 16-22 Sept. 2019
Money is just an invention – not a Iaw of physics. The rules around money valuation, creation, distribution are man-made. Do they work for you? Or are they causing stress, shame, and destruction in your Iife,family and environment? Let’s recreate these rules and make money work for all people!
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We invite activists around the world to contribute to our action Week for Unconditional Basic Income.
The Basic Income Week (BIW) is a week of participation around the globe and we need YOU to join us.
How can you get involved during International Basic Income Week?
Organise an event, discuss UBI with others, spread the news on social media with the hashtag #basicincomeweek12, get together for the 2nd international Stammtisch on Friday,20th Sept.
We can help by linking you up with experienced organizers, speakers and promoting your event via our shared website basicincomeweek.org.
New participants are always welcome to share time, money or ideas!
Get in touch with us via our contact form!
- organize an event
- give a presentation on UBI
- take part in coordinated social media action (like UBI banner display details to follow)
- spread the news on social media [#basicincomeweek]
What is Unconditional Basic Income?
As a legal right, UBI is a regular income paid by a political community to all its members from cradle to grave.
It is Universal, Individual, Unconditional, and High enough to live with dignity.
Individual: Everyone has the right to UBI on an individual basis as this is the only way to ensure privacy and to prevent control over other individuals. UBI will be independent of marital status, cohabitation or household configuration, or of the income or property of other household or family members.
Unconditional: As a human right UBI shall not depend on any preconditions, whether an obligation to take paid employment, to be involved in community service, or to behave according to traditional gender roles. Nor will it be subject to income, savings or property limits.
High enough: The amount shall provide for a decent standard of living, which meets society’s social and cultural standards in the country concerned. It will prevent material poverty and provide the opportunity to participate in society and to live in dignity.
We emphasize that UBI shall not replace the compensatory welfare state but rather complete and transform it into an emancipatory welfare system.