Farmers

How does basic income support farmers? The issues: Farming, as a business, takes many forms, including family farms, privately owned small-scale growing, membership-based Community Supported Farms (generally known as CSAs), worker-owned cooperatives, and large-scale farms owned by consortiums. Yet the trend in national and EU policy is to prioritise agribusiness Read more…

Artists

How does basic income support artistic and creative work? The issues: Artistic and creative work adds economic value to society, but it is often valued only for its potential contribution to economic growth. Artistic and creative work is also intrinsically valuable, but this receives little recognition. There is also a Read more…

Universal Basic Income: A brief overview of a support for intelligent economies, quality of life and a caring society

An earlier version of this article was published in April 2013 by Feasta: The Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability. www.feasta.org Anne B Ryan Introduction The system for social security as it has developed in Ireland and many other European countries is not working. It was designed for a different era, Read more…