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New Basic Income Event Series in Edinburgh

If a basic income is to become a reality for Scotland we need everyone to…
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Basic Income Pilots – What are they and what do you need to know?

If a basic income pilot is implemented in Scotland the public will need to be…
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Volunteer Social Media Coordinator

Citizen’s Basic Income Network Scotland is a charity campaigning for a basic income in Scotland.…
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Volunteer Event Coordinator

Citizen’s Basic Income Network Scotland is a charity campaigning for a basic income in Scotland.…
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Bairns Come First

In this guest blog, Rhona from Fife Gingerbread looks at how a basic income could…
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Inside the DWP – Debt and UCD372

A current employee of the Department of Work and Pensions approached us wanting to share…
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Creating Better Working Days

Why don't people spend time on their true passions? Here Alyona argues that, by providing…
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Health, Poverty and Basic Income

I work in a busy, urban hospital in Canada. People come to our Emergency Department…
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Should we welcome Silicon Valley’s support for basic income?

An excellent recent article in Wired, The Paradox of Universal Basic Income, made several interesting…
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Ronnie Cowan MSP welcomes Reform Scotland report on Citizen’s Basic Income

On December 5th Ronnie Cowan issued the following press release: SNP MP WELCOMES SUPPORT FOR…
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Is Automation a Man’s Argument for CBI?

The bulk of contemporary political and economic arguments in support of a universal citizen’s basic…
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Alternative Economics and UBI from Upstream

Upstream is a podcast about alternative economics and the role it could play in systemic…
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Stubborn over Modern

I’m 32. Born 1984. Margaret Thatcher was my Prime Minister (Scotland had no parliament).  I…
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Basic Income changed my life

By Anne van Dalen, first woman to receive a BI in the Netherlands @vanDalenAnne How…
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Taxing Questions

Let's look at how the UK can pay for UBI in the future. Any stats quoted…
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A New Social Contract

In the previous blog post, I highlighted how rapidly our world of work is being…
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The AI Curve and Why Universal Basic Income is The Only Solution

You’ve probably heard of a `tick’ or hockey stick curve. It’s a device statistics experts…
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Individualism has had its day

A Citizen's Basic Income (BI) is an idea I've believed in for many years, without…
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Flashback to Kelty: Maddy’s opening address at our Pilot event

The following is the opening address from Maddy Halliday at our event in Kelty about…
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A progressive way forward

With the current social security budget being deemed to be unacceptably high by most political…
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There are no ‘magic bullets’

'Magic bullets' don't come around very often. Frankly, they don't really exist. So why do…
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The flaws in the inflation argument against a basic income

One of the most common objections to a basic income is that it would increase…
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Individual Freedom and Basic Income

A basic tenet of Conservatism is that the individual ought to be able to get…
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Universal Basic Income would de-commodify our lives

For me the most important thing about a universal basic income is that it begins…
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Near unanimous support for Citizen’s Income at Scottish Independence Convention

It was noticeable that there was near unanimous support for the idea of a citizen’s…

A Citizen’s Basic Income would directly address gender inequality

From time to time, reports from the financial sector highlight the fact that women are…
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Today’s welfare system is not one we would design today

If you had a blank sheet of paper and were asked to design a welfare…
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Livorno’s Basic Income Trial

Local ‘citizen’s basic income’ (CBI) schemes are being launched across the globe, so it is…
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