Links for basic income

March 9th, 2013

Switzerland for Unconditional Basic Income, 0.55 min, uploaded by fistfullproduction, Nov 27, 2012: An initiative to establish a new federal law known as “For an unconditional basic income” was formally introduced in Switzerland the 21st April, 2012.
The Swiss referendum process is a system of direct democracy that enables citizens to call for legislative change at the federal or constitutional level.
If the initiative to introduce a basic income gathers more than 100,000 signatures before October 11, 2013, the Federal Assembly is required to look into it and can call a referendum if the initiative is judged to be credible … (full text).  

The Unconditional Basic Income Economy – part 1 of 2 [FJvid069Len], uploaded by itekisan, on August 9, 2009:

  • part 1, 9.53 min: A model for the financial stability of the state and economy in a social state as it exists today (Germany for instance). And how an Unconditional Basic Income [UBI] could be realized. Also discussing (in part 2) if consumption or income taxes could be totally replaced by the other tax type respectively;
  • part 2, 9.59 min:Continued from part 1. IMPORTANT CORRECTION: at 8:57 I have a big error: the consumption tax on the left side is wrong. With correct figures, the UBI in fact IS possible also with the consumption tax (at 75% in the example)! Thanks to user VictorRecords1 who pointed that out to me!

How Banks Create Money out of Thin Air, 47.08 min, uploaded by GoingConstitutional, Feb 9, 2011: “If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their money, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them, will deprive the people of their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.” – Thomas Jefferson;

Basic Income on YouTube-search, videos longer than 20 minutes:

exemple: Basic Income and its Implementation in Brazil … , 91.17 min, uploaded by videoattac, Oct. 13, 2012: Basic Income in Brazil. Presentation and discussion at 14th BIEN Congress in Munich Germany in September 2012. Workshop12 with Eduardo Suplicy (Senator, Honorary Co-President of BIEN-Sao Paulo Brazil) and Bruno Galvao (ReCivitas, Sao Paulo,Brazil) Video Friedel Hans (Austria);

QE for the People: Comedian Grillo’s Populist Plan for Italy, on HBB’s Blog, March 9, 2013.

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