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 ?

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

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

Amartya Sen and basic income

Sometimes referred to as the "Nobel of the Poor" [1], Amartya Sen, an Indian economist and philosopher, is today one of the most influential intellectuals in the world. His writings are recognized for their major contribution to the analysis of inequalities and reflections on justice. Deeply marked by the famine that affected Bengal in 1943, … Lire la suite Amartya Sen and basic income

The real freedom for all : a justification for the unconditionality of basic income

A previous article (here) was intended to show how the thought of the political philosopher John Rawls provides a very promising theoretical foundation for basic income. However, Rawls was not in favor of paying an unconditional allowance to people who were able to find a job. Indeed, his philosophy is based on the theory of … Lire la suite The real freedom for all : a justification for the unconditionality of basic income