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Ulrich Schachtschneider in Social Europe: Basic Income – Tonic Catalyser

Is basic income a poison for people’s will to work – or is it much more a catalyser to transform work into something people will be much more likely to want? UBIE board member Ulrich Schachtschneider’s reaction to Anke Hassel’s criticism. In her article ‘Unconditional Basic Income is a Dead […]


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A Eurodividend for all Europeans

By François Denuit Europe is in deep trouble – economically, socially, and politically. We need new, bolder and stronger instruments to counter the forces of disintegration. A partial basic income paid to all Europeans – a Eurodividend – could become the policy instrument that safeguards the EU and especially the Eurozone […]


French Socialist primary election : historic victory for universal basic income!

Benoît Hamon, a vocal supporter of basic income, came out first (36%) in the first round of the socialist primary in France on Sunday. He now has a serious chance to become the final Socialist candidate for the presidential election. For Unconditional Basic Income Europe (UBIE) this is a good […]

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2016: A smashing year for basic income

The Swiss Referendum, attention from governments around Europe, growing civil society support, mainstream media coverage – 2016 could go down as the breakthrough year for the basic income movement worldwide. Let’s celebrate that! Dear friends! Time to look back, time to look ahead. As we look back, we can be […]


‘Basic income: Arguments, evidence, prospects’ – a briefing for the European Parliament

The European Parliament’s Research Service (EPRS) just released a well-balanced briefing paper on basic income, which outlines the state of play in Europe. The 8-page long document[1] provides a very clear definition of unconditional basic income, and why the debate is relevant now. While the paper does not make any […]


Economy for the Common Good (ECG) and Unconditional Basic Income (UBI)

The question posed in the title has been put forward by four authors: Bernd Fittkau and Gerd Lauermann as representatives of the “Hamburg Regionalgruppe Gemeinwohlökonomie” (Hamburg Regional Group of the Economy for the Common Good) and Ulrich Schachtschneider and Otto Lüdemann as proponents of the idea of an Unconditional Basic […]