Author: bi-week

What is money? Where does it come from?

Critics say UBI is too expensive. That it would lead to enormous taxes. But if your government makes its own money, it doesn’t fund anything with taxes. Money is just a human invention (like videogame points or Reddit upvotes), and taxes make some of it disappear. Money is an unlimited resource. Money can be used […]

Unconditional Basic Income in Kenya

Unconditional Basic Income in Kenya, by Give Directly [1] interview with Joe Huston, CFO at Give Directly New York Give Directly is known for delivering cash transfers to the poorest country, mainly East Africa. Why did you suddenly start an unconditional basic income project instead – and what is different? While we have done unconditional […]

Unconditional nation-wide Cash transfer programme, Iran

Unconditional nation-wide Cash transfer programme, Iran How many people benefit: currently about 90% of Iranian population, > 72 Million How can a programme that benefits 90% of the population (and the environment) be unpopular? Interview with economist Djavad Salehi-Isfahani, research fellow @ Economic Research Forum An unconditional cash transfer programme was started in Iran in […]

International Basic Income Week Videothon

The 10th International Basic Income Week is here and for this jubilee we are planning a special something: International Basic Income Week Videothon: Please take a short video of your event (in any format, videos taken on smart phones are fine too) and send it to bienoutreach@gmail.com to be stitched together with other videos around the world.   […]

Governmental Basic Income Experiment 2017/2018, Finland

Governmental Basic Income Experiment 2017/2018, Finland [1] What we can learn from Finland: It’s not that difficult to organise a Basic Income pilot when you have an existing welfare system! Interview with Otto Lehto, member of BIEN Finland Compare the execution of the government Pilot with BIEN Finland’s[2] expectations before the election: It is pretty […]

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