Basic Income UK takes part in UBI Week 2014

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During a week of talks that gathered people in 10 different European countries organised by advocacy group Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN),  a new UK activist cell called UK Basic Income met on September 16th to announce it’s mission statement.

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UK social services are removing senior washing, ADASS warns

The UK’s weakest adults have been dealt a blow by budget cuts as councils strip adult care services to their bare bones, a national association of adult careers has found.

Some disabled adults and seniors lacking the ability to wash themselves are having to tough it out, reported BBC’s programme, 5 Live investigates.

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Alaskans now getting 13% of subsistence met by basic income

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Everybody in the oil-rich US state of Alaska will get double their annual Basic Income when they receive their 2014 checks of $1,800 “give or take $100.” The chunky state handout may double, officials say, jumping from 7% to 13% of minimum wage income in the state, but still falls far below subsistence.

 

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UBI, Power Relations and Housing Problems

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This article considers the relation between basic income, questions of housing and issues of access to land.

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Happiness is Coca Cola apparently

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You do not need to adjust your computers. The following video is not parody. It comes straight from the black soul of capitalism without filter or irony.

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“Who?” and “How?” – What the public thinks of a Basic Income

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A survey on basic income conducted by the Sheffield Equality Group concludes public support for a Basic Income has the potential to be strong

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A World Without Work

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What would a world without “work” –  those scare quotes are important  – really look like? The following is openly utopian – hopefully in the best possible sense of that word – but its inspiration essentially boils down to the maximization of time and the minimization of worry. I assume a lot and there are certainly gaps, practical and otherwise, that I do not address. However, it is hoped these will be excused and that the whole thing is treated as, at worst, an indulgence in optimism.

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Het Goeie Leven‏ (The Good Life)

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Today Cinqo and the Association for Basic Income in the Netherlands release the music video ‘Het Goeie Leven’ (The Good Life) by Dutch artists Pharao and Yara.

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Joining the Dots

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With all this talk of millions turning to food banks and the real employment problem that remains behind the superficially rosy picture, why aren’t the dots being joined

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A Necessary marriage: Trade Unions & Basic Income

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Unless trade unions start considering proposals like basic income, they risk condemning themselves to irrelevance.

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