"Whilst doing research on Direct Provision, I’ve come to realize just how vulnerable the children in this program are," writes Feasta intern Nadia Hansen.
In the first of a series of guest blog posts, Feasta intern Nadia Henson describes the situation of asylum seekers in Ireland, linking it to the COVID-19 crisis and to institutionalised racism.
This paper by Dr Elizabeth Cullen draws on research to explore how basic income could improve the health and well-being of all Irish people, including the most vulnerable.
"With the Covid-19 crisis, calls for a basic income are gaining new momentum. The U.S., and other countries too, could enjoy the immense society-wide benefit of a Basic Income if they are willing to set aside the sour grapes argument...of not providing a social safety net to out-groups," writes Brent Ranalli.
"We should celebrate the positives from those news stories in raising general awareness. But for those who recognize the bad and ugly parts of those news stories, we must turn the resulting feeling of powerlessness into a political movement to form a Global Climate Trust and implement Cap Global Carbon," writes Mike Sandler.
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.