Basic income is the idea of a universal, sufficient and unconditional basic income, paid by the state to each resident. Advocates of basic income argue that this would support quality of life, creativity and innovation, along with a fair, caring, sustainable and just society and economy. It is do-able now in Ireland and would have immediate benefits for everyone, for households, local economy and society and for the country as a whole.
Luí Smyth will present Basic Income Ireland’s proposals for a basic income scheme for Ireland. Luí is a member of the Steering Group of Basic Income Ireland. He has been working at the cross-section between technology and finance since 2012, including various roles working on blockchain and digital currencies. He sees basic income as a crucial antidote for managing technology shock and tackling rising inequality.
Anne Ryan (Feasta and Basic Income Ireland) and Morag Friel (Feasta) will also be present to engage in discussion.
Basic income is a major focus for discussion on the Feasta website. Here are links to a few of our more recent articles:
Why I put time and energy into advocating universal basic income by Anne Ryan
Father’s Day thoughts on Star Wars, religion, and basic income by Mike Sandler
Universal Basic Income: Pennies from Heaven by Paul O’Brien – review by Caroline Whyte
Stability and sharing: basic income in history by Caroline Whyte
Please come along and have your say about how a basic income could affect you, your household, community, business or organisation.
This presentation is part of Feile na n’Ull – The Apple Festival. Below is more information on the festival, and its complete schedule:
We Need To Talk About Basic Income.
A basic income is a payment from the state to every resident on an individual basis, without any means test or work requirement. It would be sufficient to live a frugal but decent lifestyle without supplementary income from paid work and will play a central role in a modern, flexible economy. Delivered by FEASTA and Basic Income Ireland.
A short practical workshop on the importance of saving seed with Kevin Dudley.
About Basic Income Ireland
Basic Income Ireland is the Irish affiliate of the Basic Income Earth Network. We envisage an Ireland where every child, woman and man has an unconditional guaranteed basic income sufficient to live life with dignity.
A basic income is a payment from the state to every resident on an individual basis, without any means test or work requirement. It would be sufficient to live a frugal but decent lifestyle without supplementary income from paid work.
Note: Feasta is a forum for exchanging ideas. By posting on its site Feasta agrees that the ideas expressed by authors are worthy of consideration. However, there is no one ‘Feasta line’. The views of the article do not necessarily represent the views of all Feasta members.