台灣舉行亞太UBI會議 成果圓滿振奮人心

2018 年亞太地區 UBI 國際會議展現亞太地區基本收入運動的成長動能,突顯這股潮流在台灣茁壯的態勢。 逾百名與會者踴躍出席位於台北的兩日會議,另有數千位觀眾透過線上即時串流和同步口譯共襄盛舉,今年更邀請到眾多海內外學者及知名人士擔任講者。 2016 年瑞士公投發起人 Enno Schmidt 及 UNICEF (聯合國兒童基金會) 印度基本收入實驗計畫首席研究員 Sarath Davala 分別擔任會議第一、二日的主題演講人。 Davala 表示會場氣氛令人振奮:「亞太地區 UBI 國際會議是基本收入運動的重要里程碑,也將成為傳頌後世的光榮時刻。會場充滿旺盛能量,台灣高等學府的年輕學子也對基本收入理念懷抱無比熱忱,讓我深受感動和鼓舞。」

Inequality's Health Effects in Taiwan: Would UBI Help?

Author: Shuhei Omi, UBI Taiwan Economic inequality produces significant gaps in health outcomes in Taiwanese society, according to researchers who worked with the Taiwan Ministry of Health and Welfare. Last year, the Institute of Health Equity at University College London published its report “Health Inequalities in Taiwan,” prepared over three years and commissioned by the Read More …

無條件基本收入與性別平等

「心智自由有賴於物質資源。詩有賴於心智自由。而女性向來貧窮,不只是兩百年來如此,而是從古至今一直如此。女性擁有的心智自由還不如雅典奴隸的孩子。女性因此毫無機會寫詩。這就是我為什麼那麼強調要有錢和自己的房間。」[1]─女性主義文學先驅:吳爾芙 (Virginia Woolf)

Podcast: Uncovering the town that overcame poverty

There was once a town in Canada that essentially eliminated poverty, and at the time no one seemed to know. One filmmaker is doing his best to shine a bright light on the research into this town. Vincent Santiago is producing “The Mincome Experiment” documentary that looks into the Manitoba experiments in the 1970s, which Read More …

2018 Basic Income Asia Pacific Conference: Call for Papers & Presentations

Call for Papers & Presentations The second annual Basic Income Asia Pacific conference will be held on March 17 (NCCU) and March 18, 2018 (NTU). This year’s theme will be Asia Pacific’s Economic Future. This conference’s goal is to bring greater attention to vital economic and social issues facing the Asia Pacific, and how policies Read More …

貧富差距加劇:前 1% 富人掌握全球 82% 財富

42 位最有錢的富人擁有世界一半人口的財富 (綜合外電)樂施會(Oxfam)於1月22日發表一份報告,指出 2017 年度所產出的財富當中有 82% 落入最有錢的 1% 人口,而最窮的後 50% 人口所得到的財富則未成長。此份報告是根據《富比世》及《瑞士信貸全球財富數據手冊》(Credit Suisse Global Wealth databook)的數據所算,此數據提供 2000 年以來全球財富的分配情況。

Would a Basic Income ‘corrupt’ the poor?

In the 90s, the United States implemented some of the most far-reaching changes to welfare in modern American history. Bill Clinton worked with Republicans to “end welfare as we know it” and eliminate welfare’s supposed corrupting influence on the poor. Except the “corrupting influence” of government assistance never existed. A recent article by the New York Times pointed Read More …