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Degrowth Is Punk as Fuck

Written by Aaron Vansintjan and Sam Bliss and first published at Common DreamsVery serious people often tell us that the word “degrowth” is too negative. People like happy, positive, nice things. Sure, the economy is systemati...
by London Green Left on Dec 11, 2016

Can you help to pilot the basic income?

I write about the basic income (or citizen’s income) from time to time on this blog. It’s an idea that is being discussed quite seriously in a number of places at the moment, but we’re a long way from seeing it implemented in Britai...
by Make Wealth History on May 30, 2016

Is the Citizens Income idea becoming Mainstream?

In my youth, back in the 1970s, it was a common assumption that people in advanced economies would work much reduced hours in the future. It was said that this would lead to an expansion of leisure time, which in turn would lead to more jobs in the l...
by London Green Left on Apr 19, 2016

Ten arguments for a Citizens Income

The citizen’s income is an idea on the ascendant at the moment. It’s been languishing forgotten for a couple of decades, but seems to be capturing the imagination again. There are campaigns and discussions, new reports and studies, and several co...
by Make Wealth History on Apr 12, 2016

Ten arguments for a Citizens Income

The citizen’s income is an idea on the ascendant at the moment. It’s been languishing forgotten for a couple of decades, but seems to be capturing the imagination again. There are campaigns and discussions, new reports and studies, and several co...
by Make Wealth History on Apr 12, 2016

The citizens’ income: Means to an end

Interest in the citizens income (or basic income) seems to be cyclical. It’s been discussed a few times in the past, got quite a long way in some instances, and then disappeared again. A few years ago there was very little about it on the inter...
by Make Wealth History on Feb 24, 2016

Finland plans a citizen’s income

For decades people have been discussing the citizen’s income – a guaranteed minimum income paid by the state to every citizen, with no strings attached, and replacing much of the welfare system. In Britain it was most recently raised as a...
by Make Wealth History on Dec 8, 2015

Why we need Citizen’s Income

This was offered to the Citizen’s Income Trust  for their newsletter – but ironically, was withdrawn because they wanted to take the copyright without fee for unpaid reproduction.  One of my greatest bugbears – and manifesto point...
by Elspeth R on Mar 9, 2015

Switzerland considers the citizen’s income

The citizen’s income is a political idea that I think deserves serious consideration. It something that crops up every few years, like the Land Value Tax, gets a little bit of attention and then vanishes again – only to be rediscovered by...
by Make Wealth History on Oct 15, 2013

The campaign for a basic income

There are some great political ideas that seem to circle endlessly as nothing more than ideas. Campaigns crop up and fade away, the ideas are rediscovered and a new movement starts. Sometimes they can tick along for decades waiting for the stars to a...
by Make Wealth History on Apr 10, 2013

The Citizen’s Income

One of the recurring ideas that crops up in alternative economics circles is the citizen’s income. In a nutshell, it’s a universal and unconditional payment made to every adult in the country, every month. This provides everyone with a ‘guarant...
by Make Wealth History on Jul 18, 2012


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