Is this what workers should be doing with their days?


Work is something we are expected to perform. If we fail to work (or fail at trying to find work) we are seen as exploiting those others who do work. They do the commute, put in the hours and those who do not are simply not pulling their weight. But are there limits to these demands? Or is it the case that some work is always better than no work at all?

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A Way to Get Healthy: Basic Income Experiments in Canada


From 1974 to 1979, a basic income social experiment known under the name of “Mincome Program” took place in a small Canadian town. Evelyn Forget, researcher, is one of the very few persons to have studied the sociological impact of the guaranteed income experiment. She tells us more about her findings, 20 years after the experiment ended.

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The dangers and hopes of the precariat: an interview with Guy Standing


Guy Standing is Professor of Economic Security at the University of Bath and a founder member and co-president of the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN), a non-governmental organisation that promotes a citizenship income for all. He worked at the International Labor Organization as researcher for many years and is author of “The Precariat — the new dangerous class”, published in in 2011, and “Work after Globalisation: Building Occupational Citizenship”, published in 2009.

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