Category: Interviews

Pilot projects anyone?

Everyone is currently talking about filter bubbles. The basic income activist’s filter bubble is the feeling that things are moving too slow. International Basic Income Week provides an opportunity to step back, take stock and compare our local situation not just to the world, but also to the world at another point in time. And […]

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 […]

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 […]

Basic Income pilot: Quatinga Velho, Brazil

Basic Income pilot and Startup: ReCivitas [1] Insignificant in many rich places, incredibly important to those in the most ignored, poorest places of the world Interview with Marcus Brancaglione, CEO ReCivita How is the Basic Income Startup different from the 2008-2014 pilot project? It is different in duration or, more precisely, in sustainability. The 2008-2014 […]

The Basic Income Podcast

A series of audio files devoted to interviewing the biggest names in the Basic Income movement, hosted by Jim Pugh and Owen Poindexter Amira Jehia of Mein Grundeinkommen Sandhya and Jim spoke to Amira Jehia of Mein Grundeinkommen, a German organization that crowdfunds and raffles yearlong basic incomes to raise awareness around the issue.e stellen. Rutger […]

Interview with Ralph Boes: I am being hungered

The Berlin Basic Income Activist and Hartz-IV rebel is prepared to hunger until death to move the German State to abolish the unconstitutional Sanction Practice in the German Social Security System „Hartz-IV“. ( It’s Ralph Boes’ 83rd Hunger day today. He has been at a table in front of Brandenburg Gate, inviting passers by to […]

Interview with Enno Schmidt, co-initiator of the Swiss Citizens’ Initiative

Interview with Enno Schmidt, co-initiator  of the Swiss Citizens’ Initiative Can you remember your first encounter with Basic Income? My first was in Heidelberg in a discussion where a young architect demanded an unconditional income and my first reaction was: „hey, he just needs money, why doesn’t he ask for help for himself, instead of making some […]

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