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Policy issues concerning Basic Income

Basic Income would help reduce inequality and poverty

Inequality and poverty must be addressed effectively and soon if the current growing polarisation process being experienced within countries and between countries is to be halted and reversed. 

BIEN World Congress on Basic Income-Dublin, Ireland, 2008

Theme: Inequality and Development in a Globalised Economy - The Basic Income Option

Does Basic Income make sense as a worldwide project? - Philippe Van Parijs- This paper was presented by ;Philippe Van Parijs to the closing session of the 9th BIEN Congress in the ILO office in Geneva on September 14, 2002

The Basic Income Earth Network - BIEN - was founded in 1986 as the Basic Income European Network.

A Basic Income System for Ireland - WHY and HOW

CORI Justice statement on the Irish Government-funded Reports for the Working Group on Basic Income.

March 26th, 2001.

Progressing Basic Income on a Range of Fronts

Progressing Basic Income on a Range of Fronts Sean Healy and Brigid Reynolds

BIEN Conference, Paper presented in Berlin, October 2000

Disillusionment with the current welfare regime in Germany is real and growing. Interestingly, the solution being proposed by a growing bloc of Christian Democrats (Angela Merkel's party and major part of the current German Government Coalition) is that Germany should move to a Basic Income system. The group within the Christian Democrats proposing this move are led by Dieter Althaus, former premier of the German state of Thuringia.

This is one man’s story of how he came to have a Basic Income for the rest of his life. His name is Karl Widerquist. He is Visiting Associate Professor in Philosophy, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar.

Executive Summary Irish Government-funded Studies on Basic Income

This executive summary includes the overview to these studies as published and a summary of the conclusions of the studies prepared by CORI Justice Commission, March 2001.

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