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UBI Pilot in Catalonia

BIEN Co-Founder Guy Standing, President of Catalonia Pere Aragonès, Minister of the Presidency Laura Vilagrà, and Head of the Office of the Pilot Plan to Implement Universal Basic Income Sergi Raventós, Barcelona, November, 2021 The President and Government of...

Universal Basic Income Pilot for Artists in Ireland

Ireland inspires artists, credit for photo: K. Mitch Hodge The Programme for Government published by Ireland’s new Coalition Government on 27th June, 2020 committed to the introduction of a universal basic income pilot within the lifetime of the Government....

Welsh Government Commits to Basic Income Pilot

Mark Drakeford, First Minister of the Government of Wales (center), Beth Winter, Labor MP for Cynon Valley, and Guy Standing, co-president of BIEN, at the Labor Party Conference There will be a basic income experiment in Wales in 2022. The First Minister in the...

Opinion: Time for a citizen dividend

Opinion: Time for a citizen dividend

Guaranteed income programs are popping up everywhere in the US. It is time to expand beyond local pilot programs and embrace a nationwide Citizen Dividend, an annual distribution of a share of business profits to every American, to beat back against rising economic...

BIEN Congresses

BIEN’s 2022 Congress will be held in Brisbane, Australia, from Monday 26th to Wednesday 28th September 2022. This will be a hybrid face to face and online event. The main face-to-face event will take place in Brisbane.

Call for papers: Abstracts (250—300 words) due by Friday 4 February 2022; please click here for more information.

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