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 […]

Show your support for Universal Basic Income the 18th of september 2018 #countonbasicincome

#countonbasicincome Say ‘Hello’ to rest of the world on TUESDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER 2018 and show your support for Universal Basic Income This 18th September post a picture of you in your local area with the hashtag #countonbasicincome You can do anything you like. Take a snap of you walking to work, draw a picture, make […]

Call for Participation for the 11th International Basic Income Week 2018

  Call for Participation for the  11th International Basic Income Week 2018 from 17th – 23th September Basic Income: an income you can count on! Everyone needs an income to be able to live and work to our full potential. Employment is not a guarantee for a dependable income. People need a source of income they can count […]

Preparations for the 11th International Basic Income Week in 2018 have started

The first virtual conference to constitute the new international basic income week by the coordination team has been done. The aim is to get to know each other, to make a to-do-list and a who-does-it-list and a time schedule for the preparations. We also want to talk about a worldwide motto and about a joint […]

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 […]

Basic Income Week mentioned by member of parliament in National Assembly of Quebec, Canada

From September 18 to 24, the 10th International Core Revenue Week is held in Quebec under the theme “Living decently, here and everywhere”. The basic income would enable every Quebecer to have an inalienable right to a decent life and encourage the full and complete participation of every individual in society because of its universal […]

10th International Basic Income Week – List of participating countries

Here are the participants for our jubilee week: On 18th September 2017 we know of participants from 24 countries from 6 continents (Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, Oceania, South America) who host events, attend events or have given interviews about projects in their country. The basic income community is as diverse as humanity. In some […]

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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