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  • GREECE: Government to roll out a Guaranteed Minimum Income scheme | BIEN
    protect those who have no social safety net and no organisations to speak on their behalf They are among those who have borne the worst effects of the crisis The controversies will no doubt continue in the next months Basic income activists note that what the GMI might do is put in place the bureaucratic infrastructure needed to deliver a basic income set well above poverty levels Reflecting the experience of other southern European countries the Greek welfare state evolved piece meal and reflects a complex constellation of interest groups The introduction of a measure that covers people with little or no income from formal labour markets and who have never worked under job contracts offering significant welfare benefits is a significant change It is likely to have important implications for the future of basic income discussions in Greece The article benefited from the expert advice of Dr Varvara Lalioti Professor Manos Matsaganis and Professor Neni Panourgia Errors are the sole responsibility of the author i The Memorandum of Understanding underpinning the bailout agreement ii World Bank 2015 Ex ante poverty and fiscal evaluation of a guaranteed minimum income programme in Greece Washington D C World Bank Group iii A detailed account of the different positions and criticisms in the Greek GMI debate is offered by Varvara Lalioti s academic article The curious case of the Guaranteed Minimum Income GMI highlighting Greek exceptionalism in a southern European context forthcoming in the Journal of European Social Policy An earlier version is available online here iv Matteo Jessoula Manos Matsaganis and Marcello Natili 2015 Strengthening minimum protection in southern and eastern Europe Pressures from within and from beyond 22 nd International Conference of Europeanists Paris 8 July Abstract available v Hellenic Parliament Parliamentary Budget Office 2014 Minimum Income Schemes in European Union and Greece a Comparative Analysis About Vito Laterza Vito Laterza has written 16 articles Vito Laterza is a research fellow at the University of Cape Town and the editor of the Human Economy Blog He is an anthropologist labour expert and political analyst focusing on politics economy and society in Africa and the West He writes regularly for international media such as Foreign Affairs and Al Jazeera English View all posts by Vito Laterza Blog Twitter Facebook Follow 2 comments Europe Greece 2 comments russell morris August 22 2015 at 5 55 pm Learning about and discussing The money system I am synchronizing With The most powerful Motivator Mover I am opening a dialogue or discussion for sharing Insight regarding what i can do or what can i do Now each step of the way Each day I awake And ask my self Self what truth is bubling to the surface or is revealing For what can I do to help manifest A regular dependable trustworthy income To ensure a comfortable sustainable Living experience here on Our planet Earth for everyone Our implying or meaning humans as part of the life system We all shares And I am using We

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  • Proposal for a social dividend in Greece
    1050 350 1400 100000 1 260 local 800 350 1150 100000 0 960 army 1050 350 1400 1000 0 013 police 900 350 1250 100000 1 080 justice 1050 350 1400 10000 0 126 3 4 311000 Public investments and current purchases 16 Total public expenditure except loan repayments 66 5 Obviously some assumptions have been made regarding numbers of people kept in public service and the reorganisation of public services relating to security police army which could be looked at in a different way Education healthcare and coaching are paid by the government through the social dividend in kind The demand side remains public and fully subsidised The offer side becomes to some extent market driven The cost is only 6 6 billion because a significant part of the cost of these salaries is paid through the basic income grant to the people working in those branches subsidised by social security cheques education 800 500 1300 240000 2 304 healthcare 800 500 1300 240000 2 304 coaching 800 500 1300 200000 1 920 6 5 On the public income side VAT is increased to 30 and collected better to move it from 14 to 24 billion Other consumption tax is increased from 10 7 to 15 billion mainly by increasing prices for fuel and a new consumer tax on electricity of 10 eurocent per kwh should bring 4 billion Social security contributions are abolished Payroll tax will be levied only above a net income including basic income of 1150 per month It is expected that the majority of the employees will not pay payroll taxes anymore However anything earned above that threshold will be taxed at 50 We expect this tax to generate 14 4 billion Corporate income tax is replaced by corporate eco tax This is a tax on energy consumption mainly but not exclusively Taxes on property should generate more and a tax on financial transactions should bring another 1 5 billion TAXES PLAN NOW Consumption billion y VAT 23 14 Other 15 10 7 tax on electricity 4 Labor sociial security levy 0 22 personal income 14 4 13 5 Corporate Wealth Corporate income 0 2 2 Corporate ecotax 4 Property 5 3 7 Financial transaction taxes 1 5 Total 66 9 66 1 About Roland Duchatelet Roland Duchatelet has written 2 articles View all posts by Roland Duchatelet Blog Follow 2 comments Europe Greece 2 comments Jacopo GIO April 8 2015 at 8 13 pm Ouch VAT at 30 and no more more progressive taxation all at 50 will not be easily accepted tooradical Reply Lambrecht Christina April 28 2015 at 5 37 pm Hello Roland I just shared this with Yanis Varoufakis You never know Reply Leave a Reply to Jacopo GIO 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

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  • US Budget under BIG | BIEN
    million budget dividend salary sation national administration 2450 500 2950 3450 2 5 74 local admin 2150 500 2650 3150 5 129 Army 1650 500 2150 2650 0 6 12 police 1750 500 2250 2300 3 63 Justice 1950 500 2450 2950 0 3 7 11 4 284 4 284 4 military excluding personnel 275 Interest payments 230 Public investments and current purchases 500 Total public expenditure except loan repayments 4133 4 Within the BIG a value of 1152 billion is paid in kind in the form of vouchers These vouchers go to service providers who get cash for it from the government budget The service providers use this money to pay the extra salary over the BIG to nearly 25 million people employed by those service providers in education health care and coaching The demand side of these services is completely subsidised The offer side is market driven while the government needs to define the rules total total net employed billion p y cash compensation million budget education 2200 500 2700 3200 8 211 healthcare 2200 500 2700 3200 13 343 coaching 2200 500 2700 3200 3 7 98 24 7 652 08 products and services relating to healthcare education and coaching 500 cost to be covered by BIG vouchers 1152 08 About Roland Duchatelet Roland Duchatelet has written 2 articles View all posts by Roland Duchatelet Blog Follow One comment One comment Annie Boate April 29 2015 at 9 41 am Love this idea Shows just how powerful valuable coaching can be Totally agree that it makes far more sense to be proactive invest in the front end to prevent problems This stops billions being wasted picking up the pieces in the future Good luck with the initiative I sincerely hope the UK catches up soon Annie Boate coachinginschools com 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 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

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  • Tomas Hirst, “Why Greece needs a basic income” | BIEN
    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 1 991 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 on September 4 2015 More news on basic income About BIEN The Basic Income Earth Network BIEN aims at bridging all supporters of basic income across the World More about us About BIEN National Regional Affiliates Contact Membership NewsFlash Press room Recent news GERMANY Basic Income initiatives in Europe in the leading magazine Der Spiegel JAPAN TV program touching BI broadcasts on 11th Feb INTERNATIONAL Christopher Pissarides a Nobel Laureate argues for UBI at the World Economic Forum at Davos QUÉBEC Minister of Employment appointed to work on basic income SWITZERLAND Robots for Basic Income dance at Davos News by country Alaska Australia Austria automation Basic income Basic Income Studies Belgium BIEN Brazil Canada

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  • Is the Greek government about to implement a basic income?
    the current political situation in Greece might turn out as an opportunity for basic income there was no big win just yet We will look forward to get more information from the actual intentions of the new government Credit picture CC Asteris Masouras About Stanislas Jourdan Stanislas Jourdan has written 30 articles Co Founder of the French Movement for basic income Also journalist in a previous life View all posts by Stanislas Jourdan Blog Twitter Facebook Google Follow 6 comments Europe Greece Syriza 6 comments Jermaine March 1 2015 at 4 09 pm This should be in Opinion Reply Stanislas Jourdan March 1 2015 at 8 38 pm Please explain me why Dimitris March 1 2015 at 10 47 pm Why should it be in opinion It s facts Jermaine March 2 2015 at 1 31 pm Because it s presented as an opinion i e that this isn t UBI Your asking the question Is Syriza about to introduce BI and answering it based on your opinion You re not writing Syriza plan to introduce limited Basic Income you re writing this isn t basic income we shouldn t celebrate which is opinion Stanislas Jourdan March 2 2015 at 2 20 pm Jermaine I am personally quite excited about the developments in Greece but one has to understand that there is a long way to go if Greece is to implement a basic income Claiming Greece is introducing a basic income would be at least equally biased because the facts explained here are very clear we do not know yet the intentions of the Greek government either the specifics of the plan very briefly outlined in the letter to the eurogroup This article is published on the BIEN s website which has a precise definition of what a basic income is and is not it is our duty here not to celebrate short sighted bits of news and make it clear what is related to basic income as we understand it and what is not or not yet Stanislas Jourdan June 15 2015 at 11 55 pm UPDATE We eventually got an person in Greece talking with Yanis Varoufakis directly Varoufakis denies meaning the introduction of an unconditional basic income in Syriza s program and remains skeptical about it Reply Leave a Reply to Jermaine 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

    Original URL path: http://www.basicincome.org/news/2015/02/greece-syriza-basic-income/?replytocom=3666 (2016-02-14)
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  • Is the Greek government about to implement a basic income?
    current political situation in Greece might turn out as an opportunity for basic income there was no big win just yet We will look forward to get more information from the actual intentions of the new government Credit picture CC Asteris Masouras About Stanislas Jourdan Stanislas Jourdan has written 30 articles Co Founder of the French Movement for basic income Also journalist in a previous life View all posts by Stanislas Jourdan Blog Twitter Facebook Google Follow 6 comments Europe Greece Syriza 6 comments Jermaine March 1 2015 at 4 09 pm This should be in Opinion Reply Stanislas Jourdan March 1 2015 at 8 38 pm Please explain me why Dimitris March 1 2015 at 10 47 pm Why should it be in opinion It s facts Jermaine March 2 2015 at 1 31 pm Because it s presented as an opinion i e that this isn t UBI Your asking the question Is Syriza about to introduce BI and answering it based on your opinion You re not writing Syriza plan to introduce limited Basic Income you re writing this isn t basic income we shouldn t celebrate which is opinion Stanislas Jourdan March 2 2015 at 2 20 pm Jermaine I am personally quite excited about the developments in Greece but one has to understand that there is a long way to go if Greece is to implement a basic income Claiming Greece is introducing a basic income would be at least equally biased because the facts explained here are very clear we do not know yet the intentions of the Greek government either the specifics of the plan very briefly outlined in the letter to the eurogroup This article is published on the BIEN s website which has a precise definition of what a basic income is and is not it is our duty here not to celebrate short sighted bits of news and make it clear what is related to basic income as we understand it and what is not or not yet Stanislas Jourdan June 15 2015 at 11 55 pm UPDATE We eventually got an person in Greece talking with Yanis Varoufakis directly Varoufakis denies meaning the introduction of an unconditional basic income in Syriza s program and remains skeptical about it Reply Leave a Reply to Stanislas Jourdan 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

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  • Greece: Left-wing party SYRIZA advocates a basic income | BIEN
    out in favour of an unconditional basic income nor do they know what it is This could change yesterday we held the first ever public meeting in Athens to discuss basic income About 30 40 people turned up which must be counted as a success A short note describing the event is on the way Reply Malika Leys February 22 2015 at 11 36 am I ve send a proposal in a powerpoint on how unconditional basic income could be introduced in a controlled manner using a complementary currency next to the euro in Greece You can find the powerpoint in the following link It is a facebook page solely intented to enable the powerpoint to be communicated https www facebook com groups 682286141897155 I sincerely hope it can make a difference Reply Leave a Reply to Manos Matsaganis 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 1 991 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 on September 4 2015 More news on basic income About BIEN The Basic Income Earth Network BIEN aims at bridging all supporters of basic income across the World More about us About BIEN National Regional Affiliates Contact Membership NewsFlash Press room Recent news GERMANY Basic Income initiatives in Europe

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