The RSA’s report “A Basic Income for Scotland” – What you need to know

The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) recently conducted research in Fife, to come up with an effective model for a Basic Income experiment – a possibility already being explored by Fife Council. The outcomes of the research, carried out in close collaboration with Fife residents, were used to produce … Read moreThe RSA’s report “A Basic Income for Scotland” – What you need to know

The rise of Neo-Fascism and the Far Right: Standing’s Eight Giants

In this series Luke explores the Eight Modern Giants introduced by Economist Guy Standing in his recent report Basic Income as Common Dividends. This article is Luke’s take on the rise of the far right across the world and particularly in the UK. He interprets the role of the media and politicians in scapegoating the vulnerable for years … Read moreThe rise of Neo-Fascism and the Far Right: Standing’s Eight Giants

Ecological Crisis: Standing’s Eight Giants

In this series Luke explores the Eight Modern Giants introduced by Economist Guy Standing in his recent report Basic Income as Common Dividends. In this article Luke discusses the ecological crisis threatening our planet and the key role a Basic Income can have in combatting the climate disaster we have created. Luke goes onto suggest global warming is a … Read moreEcological Crisis: Standing’s Eight Giants

Precarity: Standing’s Eight Giants

In this series Luke explores the Eight Modern Giants introduced by Economist Guy Standing in his recent report Basic Income as Common Dividends. Here we look at Precarity, perhaps the most abstract of the Giants but something that has a profound impact on the way we experience the modern world. Luke Brotherdale-Smith, Citizen’s Basic Income … Read morePrecarity: Standing’s Eight Giants

Stress: Standing’s Eight Giants

In this series Luke explores the Eight Modern Giants introduced by Economist Guy Standing in his recent report Basic Income as Common Dividends. This article looks at stress and the tangible threat it poses to our well-being and ability to have a healthy, productive life. Luke Brotherdale-Smith, Citizen’s Basic Income Network Scotland Volunteer Standing’s third … Read moreStress: Standing’s Eight Giants

How could a Basic Income support a Circular Economy?

Next week, on Wednesday 31 July, we’re hosting an Edinburgh meet-up looking at how a Basic Income could support a Circular Economy. Our speaker is Teja Hudson, a zero waste consultant and founder of Zero, a social enterprise that aims to prevent waste and improve sustainability in Scottish workplaces. In this blog Teja shares some … Read moreHow could a Basic Income support a Circular Economy?

Debt: Standing’s Eight Giants

In this series Luke explores the Eight Modern Giants introduced by Economist Guy Standing in his recent report Basic Income as Common Dividends. This third article focuses on debt and how austerity has shifted public debt into private debt, burdening the most vulnerable.  Luke goes on to discuss how falling wages have meant the anxiety and … Read moreDebt: Standing’s Eight Giants

Inequality: Standing’s Eight Giants

In this series Luke explores the Eight Modern Giants introduced by Economist Guy Standing in his recent report Basic Income as Common Dividends. This first article sees Luke analyse Inequality, focussing on how existing disparities haven’t come into existence accidentally, but are the consequence of ideology and conscious government policy. He then goes on to … Read moreInequality: Standing’s Eight Giants

Standing’s Eight Giants: Introduction

In this blog Luke Brotherdale Smith talks about how his passion for the Basic Income has developed and introduces a series of articles he is writing. Over the next eight weeks Luke will analyse the eight giants Guy Standing sees as haunting modern Britain and will explore how a Basic Income can combat them. Luke … Read moreStanding’s Eight Giants: Introduction

Exploring Basic Income in Scotland Project Launch

Exploring Basic Income in Scotland is a cross-disciplinary project, funded by Scottish Universities Insight Institute, that looked at the implications of a Basic Income for a variety of intersecting issues. On Tuesday 2 April the report will be launched with a half day conference and evening event at Scottish Parliament. Cleo Goodman, Citizen’s Basic Income … Read moreExploring Basic Income in Scotland Project Launch

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