Category Archives: Videos

UNITED STATES: Drawing to Give Away One-Year Basic Income


As previously announced at Basic Income News, the San Francisco-based project My Basic Income (MBI) will be giving away a $15,000 one-year, no-strings-attached basic income to one randomly selected individual. The winner will be drawn from those who signed up for the raffle by answering one simple question (albeit, as we know, a very big question): “What would you do if

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VIDEO: Google hangout event with BI researcher Jurgen De Wispelaere


On May 8, 2016, activist, artist, and analyst Marlen Vargas Del Razo hosted a Google/YouTube hangout event with leading basic income researcher Jurgen De Wispelaere, a Visiting Research Fellow at Finland’s University of Tampere, founding co-editor of the journal Basic Income Studies, and member of BIEN’s Executive Committee. De Wispelaere is presently involved with the design of Finland’s basic income trial, which

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VIDEO: Physician Dr. Danielle Martin “Basic Income can save our health”

The 2-day conference Closing the Gap: Action for Health Equity was held in April in Ottawa, Canada for the purpose of exploring “the best ways to move the health equity conversation into action.” In this lecture recorded at the conference, Dr. Danielle Martin, a physician and health-care administrator, discusses the social and economic determinants of health, arguing that a guaranteed basic

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VIDEO: 10 Caregiver Reasons for a Basic Income

    For more than 20 years, Karen Patrick has been a full-time caregiver for an adult daughter with multiple disabilities. When she learned about the idea of a basic income guarantee, Karen saw immediately that it would greatly improve the situations of herself and other family caregivers. Karen moderates a Facebook group Caregivers for a Basic Income and, at the request of

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VIDEO: Webcast with Basic Income editors, hosted by Armando F. Sanchez

Armando F. Sanchez, CEO, broadcaster and author, hosted this 30 minute webcast, from Los Angeles, transmitted live on the 3rd of April. Armando’s guests were Basic Income News editors André Coelho, Jenna van Draanen and Josh Martin, invited to this webcast, which is a part of a series entitled “The Future of Today”. In this short and informal conversation, the

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CANADA: Oxford-style Debate on Basic Income (video)


On April 18, 2016, an Oxford-style debate on basic income was held at the Wolf Performance Hall in London, Ontario. During the event, two basic income supporters, James Mulvale (Dean of the Faculty of Social Work, University of Manitoba) and Chandra Pasma (Policy Analyst, Ottawa), faced off against Mike Moffatt (Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario) and Margot Young (Allard School of Law,

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

Photo: Anthony Painter at Policy Network London, December 2015

Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

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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