UBI Chrono & Update

Posted on March 29, 2020

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UBI Chrono & Update

First people – Second the economy

General
  UBI Lab Network UK and Global https://www.ubilabnetwork.org/  

Write/video your personal story about why we need basic income now: https://www.videoask.com/f3njz8ihy  

A proposal for an Emergency Universal Basic Income (UBI): https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tuQToCFzml9JABCLOrrDQMqZNyTHnR7xZ6G-MrN1DN0/edit  

Why we need an Emergency Universal Basic Income during Covid-19 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NzYRGqgmTJvCvCiKPSD6zmPjYbmTvSxqpS5jTihFUZc/edit  

UBI letter national politicians https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vT5ozU6yms_X_MClWxzMF4aJHDU12WcbthKqR8GagvU/edit  

UBI Letter to Councillors https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/142m-l0rJC9mFGQmxEfsLJktrt85NkGCD  

Petition UK Government and Parliament: Implement Universal Basic Income to give home & food security through COVID-19: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/302284  

International Emergency UBI letter: Editable (signable) version: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_hCGectgHT-aY4xQnhte5ZpesMqZ6-l2Eo5c33iee94/edit  

Basic Income Conversation: Tell the Chancellor: Guarantee a basic income to all during the coronavirus crisis https://actionnetwork.org/forms/tell-the-chancellor-guarantee-everyone-a-basic-income-now  

38 Degrees Petition: To Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak: Coronavirus: A temporary universal basic income for everyone: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/coronavirus-a-temporary-universal-basic-income-for-everyone  

Basic Income Scotland – Creating a fairer Scotland: Report on Basic Income Feasibility https://basicincome.scot/2019/11/04/latest-report-on-basic-income-feasibility-published/
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07 UK workers hit by the economic pain of coronavirus need an income guarantee – A minimum income standard is more feasible than universal basic income – and could become a lasting safety net https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/apr/07/uk-workers-economic-coronavirus-guarantee-universal-basic-income  

COVID-19, The Black Death and Basic Income https://www.centreforwelfarereform.org/library/covid19-the-black-death-ubi.html  
06 Ian Blackford calls for guaranteed income amid coronavirus crisis https://www.thenational.scot/news/18362144.ian-blackford-calls-guaranteed-income-amid-coronavirus-crisis/    
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03 The Great Pause – The coronavirus has brought our economy to a standstill. But instead of rebuilding a broken system, we must explore how we can build back better. https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/oureconomy/great-pause/  
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28 UK’s Citizen’s Basic Income Trust’s current contributions to the coronavirus /Basic Income debate https://citizensincome.org/news/the-coronavirus-citizens-basic-income-debate/  

Lancet Editorial: COVID 19 learning from experience https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30686-3/fulltext?dgcid=raven_jbs_etoc_email  
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26 UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in an interview (4 or 11 minutes)  about the global COVID 19 situation https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/03/exclusive-chief-guterres-pleads-2bn-fight-covid-19-200326105806247.html  

Plaid Cymru calls for Universal Basic Income https://morningstaronline.co.uk/article/b/plaid-cymru-calls-universal-basic-income
25 Open Letter: the UK needs a Universal Basic Income published in Open Democracy https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/oureconomy/letter-uk-needs-universal-basic-income/  
24 Universal Basic Income: Alaska Style BBC Radio 4: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000gl9m
23 COVID-19 – the social science response to the pandemic/ Institute of Development Studies (IDS) https://www.ids.ac.uk/news/covid-19-the-social-science-response-to-the-pandemic/?utm_campaign=News%20at%20IDS%20-%20COVID-19%20special&utm_source=emailCampaign&utm_content=&utm_medium=email
22 To get through coronavirus lockdown, we need basic income: https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/coronavirus-lockdown-basic-income-200321130521139.html  
21 Unconditional Basic Income Europe has started a petition  

One California mayor has tried universal basic income. His
advice for Trump: “Think big”: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/mar/21/universal-basic-income-michael-tubbs-stockton-coronavirus  
20 MP Sobel interview on Channel 4 News: https://www.channel4.com/news/if-you-dont-really-need-it-dont-give-hmrc-your-details-labour-mp-alex-sobel-on-his-proposal-for-a-universal-basic-income  

Why we need helicopter money/ Norman Lamont: https://www.omfif.org/2020/03/why-we-may-need-helicopter-money/?utm_source=omfifupdate  

America is in a crisis. We need universal basic income now/ Karl Widerquist: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/mar/20/america-coronavirus-recession-universal-basic-income  
19 8 Measures the government must take to save the economy from coronavirus/ Prem Sikka: https://leftfootforward.org/2020/03/prem-sikka-8-measures-the-government-to-save-the-economy-from-coronavirus/?mc_cid=b34e48241b&mc_eid=149d1382c3  

Calls for UK basic income payment to cushion coronavirus impact: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/19/calls-for-uk-basic-income-payment-to-cushion-coronavirus-impact  

Why the Lib Dems need to lead the charge for # EmergencyUBI / Jack Haines: https://www.libdemvoice.org/why-the-lib-dems-need-to-lead-the-charge-for-emergencyubi-63748.html  

Insecurity and poverty have left openings in our society that the #coronavirus can exploit. We need a #UniversalBasicIncome not just for the coming months, but permanently/ Natalie Bennett in House of Lords: https://mobile.twitter.com/natalieben/status/1240551123213262848  
18 Why more than 500 political figures and academics globally have called for universal basic income in the fight against coronavirus https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/letters/coronavirus-universal-basic-income-ubi-poverty-economy-business-migrants-a9408846.html  

Coronavirus and a temporary UBI: RSA statement: https://www.thersa.org/about-us/media/2019/coronavirus-and-a-temporary-ubi-rsa-statement  

38 Degrees Petition: To Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak: Coronavirus: A temporary universal basic income for everyone: https://you.38degrees.org.uk/petitions/coronavirus-a-temporary-universal-basic-income-for-everyone  
17 Rotors spinning for ‘helicopter money’/ Mike Dolan : https://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-markets-column/rotors-spinning-for-helicopter-money-mike-dolan-idUSKBN2142RO?il=0  
16 Petition UK Government and Parliament: Implement Universal Basic Income to give home & food security through COVID-19: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/302284   Early Day Motion House of Commons: https://edm.parliament.uk/early-day-motion/56765/temporary-universal-basic-income  
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10 Change.Org petition: The Covid19 crisis has shown why we need to trial a UBI – An open letter to the Chancellor: https://www.change.org/p/chancellor-of-the-exchequer-rishi-sunak-mp-the-covid19-crisis-has-shown-why-we-need-to-trial-a-ubi-an-open-letter-to-the-chancellor  
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19 Everywhere basic income has been tried, in one map/ Sigal Samuel: https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2020/2/19/21112570/universal-basic-income-ubi-map  
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17/02 How I learnt to stop worrying and love Basic Income https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/welfare/2016/02/how-i-learnt-stop-worrying-and-love-basic-income