It’s hard to picture that London, with its booming industry in professional services, could ever face the same fate as the US city of Detroit. The majority of London’s employed population (82%) works in the professional services (e.g. bankers, solicitors, accountants) and the financial sector employs one in every three such workers. And thankfully the financial sector doesn’t ever collapse.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.
A survey on basic income conducted by the Sheffield Equality Group concludes public support for a Basic Income has the potential to be strongRead more
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.Read more