Months of efforts were rewarded last week : you can now officially sign the european citizens initiative for unconditional basic income.
This initiative is a project I have been coordinating for one year with people from 15 countries. Our goal is to have the EU commission make a case for a basic income in Europe. For that matter we need to collect one million signatures within one year.
If you support the idea, please sign our initiative by following this link: http://sign.basicincome2013.eu
I wrote a piece on Report Out Loud about the History of unconditional basic income, its philosophical and economic justifications, along with the current situation of the idea among civil society and politics. You can read this important post (in French) by clicking here.
On the 14th of September, I will present a paper called “A monetary approach towards a basic income in Greece“, in which I explain and demonstrate how Greece could exit the eurozone and implement a citizen’s monetary dividend. This paper was submitted to the Basic Income Earth Network for its annual congress that wil take place near Munich next week.
Here is the abstract of my paper: Continue reading
An initiative to establish a new federal law “For an unconditional basic income” was formally introduced in Switzerland in April. The idea, which consists quite simply of giving a monthly income to all citizens that is neither means-tested nor work-related, has generated commentary throughout the Swiss blogosphere. My review can be read on Global Voices.
I’ll be talking about basic income for the Transeuropea festival, during a round table about “Alternatives to austerity”. The event will take place in Paris next 13rd of may. Continue reading