Mike Sandler discusses four economic policies that have been in the news lately: Basic Income, Public Banking, Negative Interest, and QE for the People.
A recent article in the Ecologist magazine by Laura Bannister and Paul Harnett advocates capping carbon on a global basis and distributing the proceeds from the sale of fossil fuel permits. This approach is along the same lines as the Feasta climate group’s CapGlobalCarbon initiative. The article also contains other useful analyses and links: https://theecologist.org/2019/aug/06/basic-income-and-global-commons
Feasta’s Anne Ryan had a letter published in the Irish Times on July 30 in which she describes how a basic income would help with community-owned not-for-profit childcare provision, as well as a wealth of other much-needed community-oriented projects. You can read her letter here.
This paper by Anne Ryan makes the case for basic income as a key policy instrument for addressing our problems, and is an introduction to a series of forthcoming blog posts that will include excerpts from, and up-to-date commentary on, her book Enough is Plenty.
In this submission we argue that the EC's overall goals need to be re-examined if it is truly to eliminate greenhouse gases. The focus now needs to be on wellbeing, not on growth.
At this workshop, which is part of the Apple Festival in Cloughjordan, Luí Smyth will present Basic Income Ireland’s proposals for a basic income scheme for Ireland. Anne Ryan (Feasta and Basic Income Ireland) and Morag Friel (Feasta) will also be present to engage in discussion.