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Basic Income, a new human right



Initiative for a Basic Income in Europe

RevenudeBaseFR

Posted: Apr 4, 2013


IEET Contributor, B. Abbott on Structural Unemployment

Sign the petition here: http://basicincome2013.eu
Follow us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ECI.BasicIncome

Basic Income should be universal, individual, unconditional and high enough to ensure a dignified existence and participation in society.


IEET Contributor, B. Abbott on Structural Unemployment

This new fundamental right for humanity, not only would eradicate misery, it is also a way to develop non-market oriented work: such as artists, parents and volunteers. But it's also an economic measure! A basic income for all would mean supporting local business.

Therefore, it would enable us to fully exercise our citizenship.

More about basic income: http://basicincome.org/bien/aboutbasi…

French Version: http://youtu.be/pZOUv5QQMz0

Italian Version: http://youtu.be/v5BvxZ2XTms

Spanish Version: http://youtu.be/rHFi7EB5jKg

Dutch: http://youtu.be/qZZ2G7FGqgs

Want to add more languages? Please translate this file https://dl.dropbox.com/u/3785018/ECI_… and send it to video@revenudebase.info

Polish subtitles credits: http://FreeLab.org.pl


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Ayn Rand is spinning in her grave...



Thanks for the information. Petition signed.



@Kennita

Good.



I will start with the positive. I like how the basic income is universal, that way it does not pick winners and losers. Now the problems. First you cannot currently collect enough money to support it. Second, myself and 98% of people would go on a permanent vacation. People don't pick up garbage or process waste water because it is their passion. If robots take over most work than this will work. Until then it is a fairy tale.



Please follow this discussion thread (and all comments) on Singularity Network.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/techsingularity/497587133635486



@ Cypherl

Here are some more links for short videos and articles you may be interested in, explaining how this could be implemented?

<b>The Unconditional Basic Income Economy - part 1 </b>
http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/5214

<b>The Unconditional Basic Income Economy - part 2 </b>
http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/5215

<b>Basic Income Guarantee and Monetary Reform </b>
http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/2834

<b>Why Our Emerging Robotic Nation Needs a Basic Income Guarantee </b>
http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/print/1383


Here are some of my own unqualified comments and opinions regarding how this could be implemented/work - you may find these of interest/thought provoking also?

<b>Automated Systems set to steal Teaching, Healthcare, Governing Jobs </b>
http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/pelletier20120422


More articles on why we need to think radically about welfare reform..

<b>The Great Scam of Human Labor‬ </b>
http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/5203

<b>Robots will steal your job, but that’s OK: how to survive the economic collapse and be happy </b>
http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/pistono20120211

<b>Embrace the End of Work </b>
http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/hughes20040224

<b>How We Think About Money </b>
http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/treder20110901

<b>Is Wage Labor Becoming Obsolete? </b>
http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/2313

<b>The Only Economic Reform Worth Talking About </b>
http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/miller20110808

<b>Robert Reich - the Seven Biggest Economic Lies </b>
http://ieet.org/index.php/IEET/more/5232





@Cypherl

Cygnus cites plenty of sources above, but basically this initiative aknowleges the need to for the government to experiement with this to see how much they can give people without creating a labour shortage. I believe there is an amount that would keep people out of unacceptable poverty without removing incentive to work. They did an experiment with this in Manitoba in the 1970s and the only people who worked significantly less were teenagers and mothers with young children. If we start now with a Citizen's Income that is merely supplemental, it will make the inevitable transition to a fully automated economy easier.



Those of you who are American must know irrespective of whether or not Basic Income would or would not remove incentive to work, the Right has no intention of instituting it. Politics in America today are extremely disingenuous: citizens pretending they want smaller govt. Everyone is lying to everybody else.




Funding can be from common wealth, which can be very substantial.



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