Category Archives: Videos

Winnipeg, Manitoba: Working towards a Basic Income for Manitoba and Canada

On 5 February 2015 the Manitoba Institute for Policy Research of the University of Manitoba hosted an event entitled “Working towards a Basic Income for Manitoba and Canada”, as part of its Policy, Pizza & a Pint Series. The session featured Evelyn Forget (Community Health Sciences, University of Manitoba), Jurgen De Wispelaere (Institute for Health and Social Policy, McGill University),

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VIDEO: Professor David Graeber Discusses Pointless Jobs and Basic Income

In this video, David Graeber, Professor of Anthropology at the London School of Economics, is interviewed about the rising idea that people have “pointless jobs” where they do not actually do much work.  Graeber discusses the reasons behind these pointless jobs and claims that while they fail to make sense in a truly capitalistic setting, they do make sense within

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VIDEO: Marius Imerslund, “Globalization Conference: cash payment as aid [Globaliseringskonferansen: Kontantutbetaling som bistand]“

This is the video from the biannual conference held by the Norwegian Social Forum (Norwegian branch of the World Social Forum), composed by BIEN Norway and 65 other member organizations. Guy Standing, Ståle Wig (University of Oslo), Hilde Opoku (Green Party in Norway) and Eve Kløve (NORAD) were some of the speakers at the event. Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQXe82CVXOgr Part 2.

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Jean-Eric Hyafil & Leon Regent, “Le revenu de base, ce n’est pas sorcier… chiffres à l’appui [ Basic income, it’s not rocket science… supporting figures]"

SUMMARY: This article provides economic figures that support the facts and presentation of data in the short films produced by the organization Mouvement Français pour un Revenu de Base.  It details the financing of a basic income in France, what the resulting impact would be on different individuals and family compositions, and the tax structure that would support a basic

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VIDEO: Revenu de base, “Le revenu de base face aux défauts du RSA [A basic income in light of the RSA]”

SUMMARY: This short video cites problems with the existing French social welfare system, Revenu de solidarite active (RSA), including: the paperwork required under the current model; the stigma; and issues with incentives, use, and stability in a fluctuating revenue situation. The video agues for basic income as a way to solve the problems faced with the current RSA program. Revenu

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