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UNITED KINGDOM: Financial Times interview with Anthony Painter and Giles Wilkes

Photo: Anthony Painter at Policy Network London, December 2015

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In a recent video segment (published on YouTube on March 30th), Financial Times correspondent Sarah O’Connor speaks with Anthony Painter, Director of Policy and Strategy at the RSA (Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce), about the reasons to adopt a universal basic income. Writer and economics researcher Giles Wilkes also joins the discussion, raising critical questions

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VIDEO: The Big Picture, “Universal Basic Income has begun” – interview with Jenna Van Draanen

The Big Picture, the American political news show hosted by Thom Hatmann, has taken an interest in basic income. That interest was spurred by the situation in Canada, where new tests of basic income are being planned, and materialized in inviting Jenna Van Draanen, secretary from the board of directors of Basic Income Canada Network, to the program. The conversation

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Yanis Varoufakis urges Swiss to vote ‘yes’ for the UBI referendum

Yanis Varoufakis, the former Greece prime minister, recommends Swiss people to vote ‘yes’ for UBI at the national referendum scheduled on 5th June.   Varoufakis, who’ve recently made his support for UBI clear in the interview published for the Economist, calls ‘yes vote’ for the UBI referendum in the recent two interviews. In the video interview with the Gottlieb Duttweiler

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VIDEO -Camilla Panhard, “Do we need to pay people when they do nothing?”

  With the statement, « … what will it be like when 80% of the population is unemployed and 20% are working, those 2 groups separated by a guarded wall… », Camilla Panhard, introduces a debate between Elie Cohen, Economist, Chief CNRS (F) ; Gaspard Koenig, Philosopher, former Staff member of Christine Lagarde and BERD; and Baptiste Mylondo, Economist at « Alternatives Economiques ». ARTE

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VIDEO: Julien Damon, “A universal income – what it is and how it works”

This video explains in a very accessible way what basic income is, and how it works. The video is from UTalk, and comes as a response to a question from a UTalk user asking what basic income is all about. The answer comes from Julien Damon, who is an associate professor at Science-Po Paris.   Find the video here: Julien Damon, A universal

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SWITZERLAND: Robots for Basic Income dance at Davos


The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum was held during 20th-23rd January 2016. A group ‘Robots for Basic Income‘ countered the Forum with their demand for a Basic Income. The group released ‘Declaration of Davos 2016’: Robots demand for universal basic income as a humanistic response to technological progress We – the robots – call for an universal basic

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VIDEO: Trailer for New Film on Basic Income, “Means to An End”

A new film by Jon King (Envisuals) on basic income in the UK, Means to An End, will be released on 17 February 2016. The trailer highlights many of the problems faced by British citizens on benefits at the moment and includes interviews with prominent basic income supporters in the UK, like Malcolm Torry, Guy Standing, and Barb Jacobson. To

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VIDEO: Christina Lambrecht, “Basic Income and Zeitgeist in Transition”

From the video description: “On April 4th 2015, Christina Lambrecht gave a very vibrant talk about Basic Income. She talks about UBI and their critics without arguments, GNP without happiness, lazy losers winning the lottery, and robots stealing our jobs. She also explains the criteria for the UBI as defined by BIEN (Basic Income Earth Network), and arguments from a

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VIDEO: The case for Universal Basic Income


Barb Jacobson and David Jenkins of Basic Income UK spoke at a meeting of the London Futurists at Birkbeck College in February 2015. The speakers present the case for a universal basic income as a response to societal changes such as increasing automation and technological unemployment, and answer questions about the pros and cons of a UBI. From the event

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