Scott Santens – ‘Mr. Basic Income’

CBINS volunteer Andrew Moran shares his thoughts on finding out about – and becoming an advocate of – Basic Income, and how the work of blogger and writer Scott Santens has played a major part in this process for him. Andrew Moran, CBINS Volunteer Twitter: @andrewjmoran67 Here in Scotland, as we are moving towards the … Read moreScott Santens – ‘Mr. Basic Income’

Basic Income and the blurring of art and life – A Q&A with Toby Lloyd

Toby Lloyd is a Newcastle-based artist who’s currently working on a long term project about how art might be used to explore public attitudes towards work (paid and unpaid), how free time is valued and if Universal Basic Income could enable us to become more active citizens. One part of this project, called Between Eating … Read moreBasic Income and the blurring of art and life – A Q&A with Toby Lloyd

Re-Imagining Resilience

Jennie Knights makes the case for thinking differently about resilience and considers how a basic income could transform how we respond to life’s challenges. Jennifer Knights, Postgraduate Researcher and Health Service Manager Twitter: @JennieK1984  Workforce pressures. Efficiencies. Prioritising services. Ten years on from the 2008 global financial crisis and for those of us who work … Read moreRe-Imagining Resilience

Basic Income and Poverty

Today is the final day of ‘Challenge Poverty Week’ and in this article Luke explores the current reality of poverty in the UK. Touching on widespread myths of the causes of poverty, Luke goes on to explore how a Basic Income will be a radically transformative policy in tackling the issue.  The fact that we … Read moreBasic Income and Poverty

Profile: Challenging Inverclyde Poverty

This week is Challenge Poverty Week, so on the blog we’re focusing on how Basic Income can do just that. Challenge Poverty Week is all about how in our society, everyone should be able to live a dignified life, fulfilling our potential and upholding our responsibility to each other – values that are also integral … Read moreProfile: Challenging Inverclyde Poverty

Basic Income and mental health: the importance of lived experience

This Wednesday, 25th September, we’re hosting an Edinburgh meet-up focusing on Basic Income and mental health. Our speaker for this meet-up will be Lily Asch, founder of Real Talk, a social enterprise dedicated to storytelling for mental wellbeing. We thought that made for a good opportunity to reflect on the things that discussions about mental … Read moreBasic Income and mental health: the importance of lived experience

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

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