Category: Interviews

Interview with Taku Fundira, advocate of SADC BIG campaign, South Africa

Interview with Taku Fundira, member of SPII senior economy researcher, research manager and advocate for SADC BIG campaign and speaking for the whole Southern African region. Can you remember you very first encounter with Basic Income? Oh yes, I do – it was 2 years ago – I had just changed jobs, previously I was in […]

Interview with Otto Lehto, philosopher, member of Green Party and BIEN Finland

  Can you remember you very first encounter with Basic Income? I am not exactly sure, but it was  as a child or teenager and must have had to do with the political discussion in Finland, which has been going for a long time, mostly led by the Green Party. I remember watching a prominent […]

Interview with Scott Santens United States and Reddit basicincome activist

Scott Santens, moderator of the Basic Income community on reddit, 1st American to crowdfund his own basic income, New Orleans Can you remember you very first encounter with Basic Income? Mine was an article about Manitoba/Canadathat I read about 2011, when it first came out – I was amazed by it, put it away as […]

Interview with Eefke Meijerink, local Social Democratic Party leader Netherlands

International Basic Income Week 2015 has begun early! www.basicincomeweek.org spoke to one of the hosts of the very first event heralding the 8th International Week: Interview with Eefke Meijerink, local Social Democratic Party leader and member of city council Zwolle, Netherlands With your „Stadsgesprek Zwolle“ on Wednesday you were the first event for the 8th International […]

Interview with Lieselotte Wohlgenannt – Social Scientist at Catholic Social Academy ­Austria

Interview with Lieselotte Wohlgenannt, Social Scientist at Catholic Social Academy Austria (KSOE), and co­Author of Den öko-sozialen Umbau beginnen: Grundeinkommen  (Start the eco-social reconstruction: Basic Income) Can you remember your very first encounter with Basic Income? It was in the early 80s, when our former director of the Catholic Social Academy ­Austria and my co­author, P. Dr Herwig […]

Interview with Albert Jörimann, former president of BIEN Switzerland

  Can you remember you very first encounter with Basic Income? That was back in 1995. Hans Peter Stihl, owner of a big chainsaw company and president of the German Federation of Entrepreneurs, spoke approvingly about the „Bürgergeld“ (Citizen’s Income). I was a union secretay at that time and wrote an essay about entrepreneurs not […]

Interview with Sepp Kusstatscher, basic income activist from Südtirol (Italy) since 1989

Interview with Sepp Kusstatscher  Can you still remember your first encounter with the idea of Basic Income?  Very well. A book fell into my hands in 1989, written by Lieselotte Wohlgenannt and Herwig Büchele: Den öko-sozialen Umbau beginnen: Grundeinkommen ( To start the eco-social reconstruction: Basic Income) They both clearly exposed that the ecological and social […]

Interview with Ronald Blaschke, Netzwerk Grundeinkommen, Germany

Can you remember your first encounter with Basic Income? Yes, it was in the late 90s. I tried to make an appointment with a Saxon Politician and we discovered that both our diaries were completely full up. We were both politically active, busy human beings, with the only difference that she was receiving parliamentary allowance, […]

Klaus Sambor, Attac Austria about Basic Income Week

  basicincomeweek.org is talking with the people who brought International Basic Income Week to life and who have made it into the international event it is today.  This interview is with Klaus Sambor, Attac Austria Can you remember your first encounter with Basic Income? My wife Ulli and me were part of an NGO for […]

Interview series about Basic Income Week

International Basic Income Week from 2008 until today:  How did it all start? basicincomeweek.org is finding out what is happening with Basic Income initiatives around the world, regarding International Basic Income Week and beyond. We are talking with the people who brought International Basic Income Week to life and who have made it into the […]

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