BIEN – Basic Income Earth Network – NEWSFLASH 64, May 2011

The Basic Income Earth Network was founded in 1986 as the Basic Income European Network. It expanded its scope from Europe to the Earth in 2004. It serves as a link between individuals and groups committed to or interested in basic income, and fosters informed discussion on this topic throughout the world.

The present NewsFlash has been prepared with the help of Paul Nollen, Simon Birnbaum, Jurgen De Wispelaere, David Casassas, Claudia & Dirk Haarmann, Dirk Jacobi, Jim Mulvale, Dorothee Schulte-Basta, Nenad Stojanovic, Eduardo Matarazzo Suplicy, Reanna Sutton, Hamid Tabatabai, Philippe Van Parijs, Karl Widerquist, Toru Yamamori, Almaz Zelleke, and Thérèse Davio.

NewsFlash 64 (May 2011) is available in PDF version at



1. NEW! BIEN and affiliates launch Basic Income News:

2. BIEN Congress 2012 will be held in Munich, Germany

3. New Issue of Basic Income Studies

4. Basic income book series: call for proposals

5. Events

Seoul, Delhi, Namur, Berlin, Lincoln

6. Glimpses of national debates

* EUROPEAN UNION: EU-Parliament in favour of adequate minimum income

* FRANCE: Former Prime Minister launches basic income campaign

* GREECE: Basic Pension Introduced

* IRAQ: Muqtada al-Sadr Endorses Alaskan Policy

* ITALY: Activist Movement for basic income

* KUWAIT: A Temporary, Partial basic income for Citizens Only

* LATIN AMERICA: Head of UN Commission Says Several Latin America Countries Could Implement basic income

* UNITED STATES: American Political Science Association Task Force Will Discuss BIG

* SWITZERLAND: A referendum on basic income?

7. Publications
BIRNBAUM, Simon (2010), ‘Radical liberalism, Rawls and the welfare state…’
GAMEL, Claude, (2011), ‘Basic income and ELIE transfers…’
SEEKINGS, Jeremy & MATISONN, Heidi (2010), ‘The Continuing Politics of Basic Income in South Africa’…

DE BENOIST, Alain (2011), ‘Un revenu pour tous les citoyens?’…
MYLONDO, Baptiste (2011), Un revenu pour tous. Précis d’utopie réaliste,…

BLASCHKE, Ronald, OTTO, Adeline & SCHEPERS, Norbert (Eds.) (2010), Grundeinkommen..
SCHULTE-BASTA, Dorothee (2010), Ökonomische Nützlichkeit oder leistungsloser Selbstwert?…
WERNER, Götz W., GOEHLER, Adrienne (2010), 1.000 Euro für jeden: Freiheit…

MURRA, Emanuele (2010), ‘Basic income e modelli di giustizia sociale. Un confronto’…

ITO, Makoto (2011), ‘Verifying the Basic Income Concept’…

CHOI, Gwang-Eun (2011), Basic Income for Everyone…

ESTEVEZ, María Fernanda & GARCÉS, Laura (2010), El derecho a un Ingreso Ciudadano…
AAPS & REDAIC (2010), Asignación Universal por Hijo para Protección Social Ciclo de Conferencias 2010,…

8. New Links

9. About the Basic Income Earth Network


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