Basic income: a questioning of monetary creation ?

Christian Arnsperger, doctor of economics, teaches at the University of Lausanne. In an article entitled " Revenu de base, économie soutenable et alternatives monétaires "[1], he raises the question of whether "by the way in which it is created and put into circulation, the resources needed to finance an unconditional basic income (UBI)] are not likely to … Lire la suite Basic income: a questioning of monetary creation ?

Basic income experiments : limits and risks

More and more mediatized, more and more object of debate, for several reasons totally confused in the minds, the basic income, multidimensional concept and eminently complex, with unknown consequences, is often analyzed as impossible to implement without having previously experienced some of its effects. In its concluding report [1], the French senatorial mission of information … Lire la suite Basic income experiments : limits and risks

André Gorz and the Guaranteed Social Income

In an article entitled "Economics and the policy of the unconditional income of existence, a tribute to André Gorz" [1], Antonella Corsani, economist, presents the way in which this philosopher was able to conceive the existence income. The following developments are meant to be a synthesis of this article, which offers a very enlightening introduction … Lire la suite André Gorz and the Guaranteed Social Income

A new book on basic income

In March 2018, Éditions du Détour published a book written (in french) by Michel Lepesant and Baptiste Mylondo, Inconditionnel, Anthologie du revenu universel  , which proposes a selection of political, philosophical and critical texts of unconditional income thinkers. The purpose of this anthology is to illustrate the diversity of approaches to unconditional income, and their origins. … Lire la suite A new book on basic income

Universal income: from desirability to feasibility

In an article entitled "Universal income : going beyond the theorem of impossibility" [1], Marc-Antoine Sabaté, a doctoral student in political theory at the Free University of Brussels, suggests that when we talk about this subject, the right question to ask oneself is not only that of its financing. It seems to him much more … Lire la suite Universal income: from desirability to feasibility

Basic income : another idea of cooperation

Mark Hunyadi is Professor of Social, Moral and Political Philosophy at the Catholic University of Louvain. In an article entitled " Une autre idée de la coopération : la philosophie sociale de l’allocation universelle " [1], he provides in his favor an argument that is really convincing and "relates to a moral reason resulting from a certain conception … Lire la suite Basic income : another idea of cooperation

Malibu surfer and basic income

Philippe Van Parijs, one of the most ardent advocates of unconditional basic income, meets the American philosopher John Rawls in a symposium organized in Paris in 1987 for the French translation of his best-selling book the Théorie of Justice. He has been passionate for years for the work of Rawls. His intention is to take … Lire la suite Malibu surfer and basic income