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  • Europe Archives | Page 9 of 11 | BIEN
    Italy European Citizens initiative A historical campaign has been born January 21 2013 Yannick Vanderborght Opinion Opinions reviews A one year European wide campaign for basic income aiming at collecting one million signatures has started Read more 10 comments Europe European Union Napoli Italy 14th November 2012 Public Meeting on Precarity and Basic Income December 1 2012 Sandro Gobetti From the web News News events A public meeting on precarity and basic income has been held on November 14th at the Cultural Centre La città del Sole in Naples The meeting represented an occasion to talk about precarity and the various declinations of basic income universal basic income citizens income and guaranteed minimum income on the very same day of the European General Strike against Read more Leave a comment Europe Italy Strasbourg France 21 22 February 2013 Poverty and Inequalities November 21 2012 Yannick Vanderborght Event From the web The Council of Europe is organising in partnership with the European Union a conference on Poverty and Inequality in Societies of Human Rights the paradox of democracies Proposals for an inclusive society This event will be held at the Council of Europe s Palais de l Europe in Strasbourg on 21 22 February 2013 The Conference is open to all people Read more Leave a comment Europe European Union Video series from the European Liberal Forum Universal Basic Income in Ljubljana Slovenia November 14 2012 Yannick Vanderborght From the web Videos The European Liberal Forum Universal Basic Income For a new social contract in Europe which took place at 11 12 October 2012 in Ljubljana Slovenia was announced at BINews and now there is a video series available at YouTube including talks by Guy Standing Philippe Van Parijs and many others Many of the talks are in English http www youtube com playlist list PLa8WCjH6jK7gCbtkSGLh thfq3ZSrUf3p More information about Read more Leave a comment Europe Slovenia laquo 1 7 8 9 10 11 Opinions Reviews Interview with Zoltan Istvan US presidential candidate in support of basic income February 12 2016 No comments Scott Santens basic income log the importance of security February 5 2016 No comments Towards a Universal Basic Income in France elements for a debate February 1 2016 No comments From the web Ian Sparks and Andy Lines Switzerland government plans to give all adults 425 a week to end poverty Italy Campaign in Campania seeks ten thousand signatures for basic income The Economist Basically Unaffordable Audio A Feminist Case For A Universal Basic Income Join us on Facebook Popular Posts INTERNATIONAL Christopher Pissarides a Nobel Laureate argues for UBI at the World Economic Forum at Davos 7 733 views posted on February 6 2016 FINLAND Basic income experiment what we know 3 070 views posted on December 9 2015 DENMARK Private Bank Predicts Europe Will Consider Basic Income in 2016 3 033 views posted on January 22 2016 SWITZERLAND Parliament rejects basic income initiative but poll shows popular support 2 760 views posted on October 3 2015

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  • The ECB could kick-start the eurozone economy with a limited basic income
    considered an indulgence But there is more to it than that The approach also does what it says on the tin it is a miniature version of exactly the sort of basic income which increasingly features in public debate Supporters claim that a structural basic income would provide a way of dealing with automation growing inequality as well as the stress and agitation of everyday life It would also enable people to be more creative and entrepreneurial This last point is far from a certainty and in effect represents the biggest drawback of a basic income policy How many people would actually invest in new skills And what will happen to the labour supply There do exist several economic models that simulate the effects of minor reforms but when it comes to the effects of a comprehensive reform such as basic income we re very much in the dark Income shock As long as we can t anticipate the consequences of introducing a basic income making a case for it will remain difficult And because the advantages will only really be felt when basic income is set at higher amounts introducing it step by step is just as problematic Here our proposal for a limited monetary basic income offers yet another opportunity To be sure we don t expect an amount that guarantees a dignified life to be introduced from the outset But our proposal does allow economists to research the effects of a large income shock When the central bank increases the monthly payment in times of crisis this will generate a great deal of valuable evidence As soon as the positive effects are ascertained the neutral level basic income can be increased step by step eventually reaching the point of a fully fledged basic income So we have stronger guarantees of success less risk and more equal opportunities to boot That s a better idea than quantitative easing for a start Willem Sas and Kevin Spiritus are completing their doctorates in public economics at the Center of Economic Studies at Belgian university KU Leuven Credit Picture CC Bobby Hidy About Guest Contributor Guest has written 10 articles View all posts by Guest Contributor Blog Follow 3 comments ECB Europe European Union Monetary Policy Quantitative easing 3 comments John Pozzi September 9 2015 at 9 22 pm Consider the Global Resource Bank http Www GRB net John Reply John Doyle September 12 2015 at 2 21 am Helicopter money is a wrong headed but simple concept The Central banks can only spend money into existence They actually just mark up accounts on the instigation from Treasury into customers reserve accounts at the CB When the reserve accounts in their turn distribute the money to individual customer accounts at the local branch that s when it becomes money It doesn t ever get created as a saving account a source of future spending That is because the Government owns the whole idea and can always just mark up accounts as

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  • The ECB could kick-start the eurozone economy with a limited basic income
    be considered an indulgence But there is more to it than that The approach also does what it says on the tin it is a miniature version of exactly the sort of basic income which increasingly features in public debate Supporters claim that a structural basic income would provide a way of dealing with automation growing inequality as well as the stress and agitation of everyday life It would also enable people to be more creative and entrepreneurial This last point is far from a certainty and in effect represents the biggest drawback of a basic income policy How many people would actually invest in new skills And what will happen to the labour supply There do exist several economic models that simulate the effects of minor reforms but when it comes to the effects of a comprehensive reform such as basic income we re very much in the dark Income shock As long as we can t anticipate the consequences of introducing a basic income making a case for it will remain difficult And because the advantages will only really be felt when basic income is set at higher amounts introducing it step by step is just as problematic Here our proposal for a limited monetary basic income offers yet another opportunity To be sure we don t expect an amount that guarantees a dignified life to be introduced from the outset But our proposal does allow economists to research the effects of a large income shock When the central bank increases the monthly payment in times of crisis this will generate a great deal of valuable evidence As soon as the positive effects are ascertained the neutral level basic income can be increased step by step eventually reaching the point of a fully fledged basic income So we have stronger guarantees of success less risk and more equal opportunities to boot That s a better idea than quantitative easing for a start Willem Sas and Kevin Spiritus are completing their doctorates in public economics at the Center of Economic Studies at Belgian university KU Leuven Credit Picture CC Bobby Hidy About Guest Contributor Guest has written 10 articles View all posts by Guest Contributor Blog Follow 3 comments ECB Europe European Union Monetary Policy Quantitative easing 3 comments John Pozzi September 9 2015 at 9 22 pm Consider the Global Resource Bank http Www GRB net John Reply John Doyle September 12 2015 at 2 21 am Helicopter money is a wrong headed but simple concept The Central banks can only spend money into existence They actually just mark up accounts on the instigation from Treasury into customers reserve accounts at the CB When the reserve accounts in their turn distribute the money to individual customer accounts at the local branch that s when it becomes money It doesn t ever get created as a saving account a source of future spending That is because the Government owns the whole idea and can always just mark up accounts

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  • Opinion: Basic Income and the Ukrainian Revolution | BIEN
    had the feeling that nothing changed for them the more they got back into their old rut and their revolution energy fizzled out Nevertheless the society has changed over the years Gradually a fragile middle class has developed However during the rule of the incumbent president the middle class feels more and more threatened Impressions of the Euromaidan s daily life Maidan means place in Persian It is the main place in Kiev which is also known as Independence Square and it is where the protests are taking place Some public buildings e g the Town Hall and the Trade Unions House have been occupied and are being used for the management of the revolution Tents have been pitched to give people from all over Ukraine additional space to sleep Even people from all over the world are present or support the people on the Maidan The atmosphere is peaceful and full of solidarity The Maidan is mostly self organized partly by veterans with their experience in wars People share and donate food clothes and money Cafes bars and restaurants are open to everyone who needs to warm up and take a break from the revolution Webcam picture of Maidan in Kiev 29 December 2013 The barricades which the protesters built to protect them from possible police attacks seem to be archaic There is a stage where bands play and other events take place e g Euromaidan University including programs The place creates a surreal impression Webcams have been installed and an Internet station sends reports from journalists on the spot with background information rumours and interviews with experts The revolution is broadcast live on the Internet However when asked what they think about the future people become silent because they are aware of the problems A way out Ukraine would not be facing a default if people were paying their taxes and those in power were not using public funds for their own needs It is about honesty and transparency in the tax system And the often quoted gas question affects mostly the industry because Ukraine has enough own natural gas for the population Hence Ukraine has no real economic problem If one takes into account the grain harvest and other commodities Ukraine is a rich country In the political sphere there are proposals to change the constitution from a presidential democracy to a parliamentary one Of course this step could help change the technical aspects of the young democracy but it would not have any noticeable influence on the daily life of the people In my opinion and from my experience in Ukraine the most important thing for the country now is to keep this spirit of revolution alive by a vision People have to see and feel improvements The big question is how to create such a vision and who should be responsible for its realisation An answer to the last question could be found in the demands of the people on the Maidan resignation of the president and government and new elections And an answer to the first question could be found in Ukraine s prospect of becoming an EU member However taking into account the situation in some EU member states e g Rumania Italy Spain France where recently protests have also been taking place I doubt that it is the best vision In my opinion Ukraine should make an inventory of the problems how they are seen by the people from all regions of the country including ideas as to how they can be solved Additionally there should be an inventory of the economy in order to understand what works what is ineffective and what is needed Georgia and Poland are good examples of how one can fight corruption And the experience of other countries could help Ukraine deal with its problems in almost any area Ukrainians are clever enough to solve their problems if they are allowed to And what about basic income I spoke with people in Ukraine about basic income and the reactions were different A taxi driver who drove me once to the border spoke about the difference between Soviet times and now In Soviet times we had empty shelves in the stores but money today we have full shelves but not enough money to buy what is offered he said Left wing groups did not like the idea because they felt people would become dependent on the state and would not rebel against it if they did not agree with its decisions But they affirmed the idea of an egalitarian society in which people should have equal opportunities I also heard the usual objections e g who would work if there received regular payments as they are known in discussions all over the world When Marina Weisband from the German Pirate Party she is of Ukrainian origin visited the Ukrainian Pirate Party in Ukraine basic income was also a topic However the participants in the meeting said that before considering such an option Ukraine had to solve other problems Once I had the opportunity to speak with the local director of the World Bank in Ukraine and to my surprise he knew about basic income But he rejected the idea because he could see no way in which it could work in practice I also spoke with the Brazilian ambassador in Kiev when we wanted to invite him to speak at a symposium about the Brazilian law on basic income Unfortunately he had no time to come but he told us that sooner or later basic income would have to be introduced Some time ago I found out that in Soviet time seemingly as a reaction to the civil rights movement in the USA basic income was discussed under the name of a guaranteed minimum Thus basic income is not an entirely new idea here I also know a Ukrainian philosopher who supports the idea He invited us several times to his radio show on basic income I made

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  • OPINION: Universal and Guaranteed Income? A Matter of Basic Rights | BIEN
    no reasons to stop the process only at civil and political rights Why is it not possible to admit that at least some socio economic rights have a similar essential value Why don t we make them independent from personal conditions skills and attitudes as we do with the majority of civil and political rights The question of a universal and unconditional income an income that allows at least to cope with the most basic necessities of life is unavoidable Philippe Van Parijs is probably right in saying that it represents the biggest reform that will define the democratic states of the 21 st Century as the end of slavery and the universal suffrage marked the democratic life of the 19 th and 20 th Centuries About Yannick Vanderborght has written 311 articles View all posts by Yannick Vanderborght Blog Follow 2 comments Italy 2 comments Christoph Philipp May 1 2012 at 9 56 am Philippe Van Parijs is not the only one seeing Basic Income as biggest reform In the 1980th Robert Anton Wilson wrote the essay The RICH Economy proposing four steps to implement Basic Income At the end he refered to Buckminster Fuller as he wrote As Bucky Fuller says the first thought of people once they are delivered from wage slavery will be What was it that I was so interested in as a youth before I was told I had to earn a living The answer to that question coming from millions and then billions of persons liberated from mechanical toil will make the Renaissance look like a high school science fair or a Greenwich Village art show See http www deepleafproductions com wilsonlibrary texts raw RICH html Reply Emanuele Murra May 4 2012 at 8 02 am Thank you for the quotation and for the link As any good idea basic income is a reform suggested by many from the Modern Age until today My refer to Philippe Van Parijs was linked to his Introductory Chapter in Arguing for Basic Income To the new Renaissance then Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Name Email Website Comment Sign me up for the newsletter Opinions Reviews Interview with Zoltan Istvan US presidential candidate in support of basic income February 12 2016 No comments Scott Santens basic income log the importance of security February 5 2016 No comments Towards a Universal Basic Income in France elements for a debate February 1 2016 No comments From the web Ian Sparks and Andy Lines Switzerland government plans to give all adults 425 a week to end poverty Italy Campaign in Campania seeks ten thousand signatures for basic income The Economist Basically Unaffordable Audio A Feminist Case For A Universal Basic Income Join us on Facebook Popular Posts INTERNATIONAL Christopher Pissarides a Nobel Laureate argues for UBI at the World Economic Forum at Davos 7 733 views posted on February 6 2016 FINLAND Basic income experiment what we know

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  • Opinion: Basic Income strengthens Soft Power | BIEN
    the European Union it caused deep indignation among many Ukrainians 7 Even now when Ukraine is war torn and facing huge economic recession to a great extent due to the corrupt regime of Yanukovych the EU is still more attractive than the authoritarian regime of Russia to most Ukrainians However Ukrainians have to pay an enormously high price for their European choice Beside the fact that there is an on going military conflict in Eastern Ukraine resulting in tragic human loses displacement and destruction of homes and infrastructure they have to accept painful reforms which decrease their income They have to face inflation increasing costs mainly for energy the devaluation of the national currency hryvna lost more than 100 per cent from its value before the revolution and unemployment thousands of civil servants lost their jobs in the state sector and the jobs in the private sector are not secure A basic income could help Ukraine solve several problems mainly related to corruption and social politics 8 Ukrainians are not job but rather income less myriad volunteers have been helping and supporting more than a million internally displaced persons the army bereaved family members of killed or wounded civilians and soldiers all over the country Even the most needy Ukrainians are willing to share what little they have to help and defend their country The question may arise what for If the EU is selling its moral values by caring more about the welfare of its economy and defending its assumed status quo rather than caring about the well being of its people it might lose its soft power by disappointing not only Ukrainians but also its own people Therefore I think a basic income could strengthen soft power by being attractive through common shared values and bringing back the end of the community of states to its origin keeping peace within and among countries and in the world Sources 1 Samantha Power answer at Facebook approximately 2 30 minutes 16 May 2015 2 Video of Joerg Eigendorf English approximately 3 minutes Die Welt 19 June 2015 3 Strange Bedfellows Putin and Europe s Far Right World Affairs by Alina Polyakova autumn 2014 4 Video of the lecture by Philippe van Parijs No Eurozone Without a Eurodividend approximately 1 5 hours BIEN Congress in Munich 2012 5 Interview with Guy Standing approximately 2 minutes 14 February 2010 6 The Future of Power by Joseph S Nye chapter Sources of Soft Power PublicAffairs 2011 7 Opinion Basic Income and the Ukrainian Revolution by Joerg Drescher 30 December 2013 8 Opinion Universal and Guaranteed Income A Matter of Basic Rights by Emanuele Murra 30 April 2012 Further readings on soft power A Theory of Soft Power and Korea s Soft Power Strategy About Joerg Drescher Joerg Drescher has written 3 articles View all posts by Joerg Drescher Blog Follow One comment European Union Ukraine One comment Me July 8 2015 at 8 17 pm I lost you at hryvna lost more than

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  • Lecture: How can a state guarantee dignity? | BIEN
    on water without tools Internal borders can be seen in moral ideas not everything that a human can do is allowed This inner borders are built during life and they are influenced by the respective society Thus dignity can be understood as achievement of civilization to see a human in a foreign human and to respect its personhood What possibilities do a state have to guarantee dignity If dignity is something that we learn education plays an elementary role This is why states decide on the main content of basic education If dignity is something which is connected with freedom it is the task of the state to guarantee this freedom For that purpose there are state institutions as for example the police If dignity has something to do with a human s ability to develop as human by developing its potentials and skills it is the task of the state to define such a framework that each human can do so freely And in this area there is an idea Each person should receive monthly a sum from the state to be able to live Work is divided from livelihood This idea has different names basic income guaranteed minimum citizen s income and others In principle this state payment can be seen as monetary equivalent of dignity The payment is also unconditional and it differs from social help while no often not dignified proof of neediness must be given This lecture was held on 30th March 2015 in Kiev Ukraine at the international conference Philosophy of humans as way of humanism and dignity After the so called Revolution of dignity in the end of 2013 and beginning of 2014 when several people were killed by state security personnel the search for new solutions in Ukraine is very high About Joerg Drescher Joerg Drescher has written 3 articles View all posts by Joerg Drescher Blog Follow Leave a comment Ukraine Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Name Email Website Comment Sign me up for the newsletter Opinions Reviews Interview with Zoltan Istvan US presidential candidate in support of basic income February 12 2016 No comments Scott Santens basic income log the importance of security February 5 2016 No comments Towards a Universal Basic Income in France elements for a debate February 1 2016 No comments From the web Ian Sparks and Andy Lines Switzerland government plans to give all adults 425 a week to end poverty Italy Campaign in Campania seeks ten thousand signatures for basic income The Economist Basically Unaffordable Audio A Feminist Case For A Universal Basic Income Join us on Facebook Popular Posts INTERNATIONAL Christopher Pissarides a Nobel Laureate argues for UBI at the World Economic Forum at Davos 7 733 views posted on February 6 2016 FINLAND Basic income experiment what we know 3 070 views posted on December 9 2015 DENMARK Private Bank Predicts Europe Will Consider Basic Income in 2016 3 033 views posted

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  • EU Commission's new president said he supports basic income
    amount to everyone If you do a flat division it would give everyone 7750 euro pr year but that would get you nowhere in denmark yet be a high salary in bulgaria If you correct for Comparative Price Levels http epp eurostat ec europa eu tgm table do tab table init 1 plugin 1 language en pcode tec00120 the dane would get 11200 euro pr year and the bulgarian would get 3840 euro pr year Neither is great but it would eliminate poverty and eliminate the heavy expensive welfare systems Also most importantly it would put Money in the hands of the consumers who are driving the economy Sponsoring new factories wont help if there is noone to buy the product It will only put other factories out of buissness Reply Stanislas Jourdan February 19 2015 at 4 12 pm Still not sure thought if M Juncker really meant an unconditional basic income or just a minimum income in the EU as he argued more recently http www euractiv com sections social europe jobs juncker calls minimum wage all eu countries 303484 Reply Leave a Reply to Ender Cancel reply Your email address will not be published Required fields are marked Name Email Website Comment Sign me up for the newsletter Opinions Reviews Interview with Zoltan Istvan US presidential candidate in support of basic income February 12 2016 No comments Scott Santens basic income log the importance of security February 5 2016 No comments Towards a Universal Basic Income in France elements for a debate February 1 2016 No comments From the web Ian Sparks and Andy Lines Switzerland government plans to give all adults 425 a week to end poverty Italy Campaign in Campania seeks ten thousand signatures for basic income The Economist Basically Unaffordable Audio A Feminist Case For A Universal Basic Income Join us on Facebook Popular Posts INTERNATIONAL Christopher Pissarides a Nobel Laureate argues for UBI at the World Economic Forum at Davos 7 733 views posted on February 6 2016 FINLAND Basic income experiment what we know 3 070 views posted on December 9 2015 DENMARK Private Bank Predicts Europe Will Consider Basic Income in 2016 3 033 views posted on January 22 2016 SWITZERLAND Parliament rejects basic income initiative but poll shows popular support 2 760 views posted on October 3 2015 SWITZERLAND Only 2 of people would stop working if they had a basic income 1 990 views posted on January 28 2016 UK Green MP tables motion for basic income study 1 753 views posted on January 22 2016 SWITZERLAND Government reacts negatively to UBI proposal 1 607 views posted on August 29 2014 FRANCE Minister of Economy says he is open to basic income 1 421 views posted on January 26 2016 FINLAND New Government Commits to a Basic Income Experiment 1 240 views posted on June 16 2015 Analysing Social Policy Concepts and Language Comparative and transnational perspectives by Daniel Béland and Klaus Petersen eds a review 753 views posted

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