Ben Simmons: Basic income could increase divorce, and that’s a good thing
Campaigners gather to plan an overhaul of the welfare and work system in Scotland
ACADEMICS, economists, charities and campaigners will state that a basic income is the best way for Scotland to deal with its issues of unemployment, poverty and work/life balance.
Professor Guy Standing, co-founder of the Basic Income (BI) Earth Network and internationally renowned author will set out his stall for why BI would improve standards of living in Scotland.
Find our more about some of the spaces on offer on our social network CommonSocial
SINCE we launched in August, our social network CommonSocial has grown into a grassroots hub for discussion of the social and political issues in Scotland today.
In the first of a brand new weekly column, Ben Wray - a former CommonSpace reporter and now head of policy at Common Weal - argues that a basic income will work best in a society that guarantees both a right to work and not to work
THE debate on basic income in Scotland has got me thinking about how it might really fit into our working lives, and how it could help change the way we perceive employment itself.
CommonSpace looks at what came out of the launch of Scotland’s first Basic Income think tank
AT the weekend [Saturday 26th November] campaigners, economists, charities and academics gathered in Glasgow to talk about how best to implement a basic income in Scotland and the benefits and challenges it could bring.
The new Scottish organisation, Citizen’s Basic Income Network Scotland (CBINS) launched to promote the idea of basic income (BI) in Scotland.
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