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Anthony Painter presents his paper ‘Citizenship and Basic Income?’ at the Social Policy Conference 2016.  

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A roundtable discussion on ‘Basic Income Radical Utopia or Practical Solution?’ at the Social Policy Conference 2016.  

Sjir Hoeijmakers presents his paper ‘Municipal Basic Income-related Experiments in the Netherlands’ at the Social Policy Conference 2016. Click the 'read more' link below to watch a larger video or to download the full paper.

Malcolm Torry presents his paper ‘Citizen’s Basic Income – is it feasible?’ at the Social Policy Conference 2016. 

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Eamon Murphy presents his paper ‘Costing a Basic Income for Ireland’ at the Social Policy Conference 2016. 

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Basic Income provides the key to resolving major challenges that changes to welfare and work have brought in the twenty first century.   It has the potential to reduce bureaucracy dramatically and increase respect for care work while promoting entrepreneurship and engagement with education, among other things.

A cartoonist's interpretation of the papers presented at the policy conference 'Basic Income - Radical Utopia or practical Solution?' is available to download below.


Radical Utopia or Practical Solution?

Tuesday November 22nd 2016  09:30 – 16:30
Croke Park Conference Centre

Social Justice Ireland’s Annual Social Policy Conference 2016 will focus on Basic Income, the theory behind it, and how it can be applied in practice.  Registration now open - click here.


US Secretary of Labor in the Clinton administration, Robert B. Reich has called for the introduction of a Basic Income system.  He has linked Basic Income to labor market uncertainty, to climate change strategy, and to automation.

Reflecting the growing demand for unconditional basic income worldwide, this year's International Basic Income Week looks to having the largest participation ever in its 8-year history. People in 27 countries across four continents will be holding events and raising the profile of unconditional basic income across the globe between 14-20 September this year.  Events in Ireland are being coordinated by Basic Income Ireland.