Italy spokesman threatens treasury staff over cash for election promises

Italy spokesman threatens treasury staff over cash for election promises

Italy’s government spokesman Rocco Casalino. Photo: AFP A recording has emerged of the Italian government’s chief spokesman threatening to "eliminate a tide" of treasury officials unless they find the money for projects, including a basic income grant, promised in March elections.

The recording, made by two Huffington Post journalists and widely distributed by Italian media on Sunday, threatens to embarrass the populist government just days before it is due to present an annual budget.

Spokesman Rocco Casalino, aligned to the anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S), warns on tape of a "mega-vendetta" against finance ministry functionaries "if they do not find the […]

Chicago “Task Force” Looks At Implementing Universal Basic Income

Chicago “Task Force” Looks At Implementing Universal Basic Income

Embattled Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is forming a task force that will analyze whether the city should establish a so-called “ universal basic income ” program, as they Mayor seeks to salvage his legacy – currently associated with Chicago’s horrendous murder rate and broken pension system . Emanuel announced he would not be seeking a third term in next February’s elections.

The task force set up by Emanuel will consist of a panel that will decide whether the welfare initiative could work, as the city wrestles with a $71 billion debt load, nearly $40 billion of which is pension debt. […]

Why Finlands Basic Income Experiment Isnt Working

Хиты продаж Jan 05, 2017 · The Stream – The basic income experiment Al Jazeera English. The Finnish government has opted not to continue financing it past this year, a reflection of public discomfort with the idea of dispensing government largess free of requirements that its recipients seek work. S. But last December, the Finnish Parliament passed a bill to take the country’s welfare system in quite the opposite direction. To interpret what happened with the Finland program in this way is not only incorrect, it also does a disservice to the other universal basic income experiments currently in […]

Future Trends – The Future of Education

Future Trends – The Future of Education

In this week’s Future Trends – The Future of Education we delve into what the future might look like for education, current space quests and how Universal Basic Income could embolden a new entrepreneurial spirit and thriving future economy.

1. The Future of Education

Take a walk around an elementary school classroom, a high school science lab or a university lecture hall. What’s changed since you were in these places? Is the way in which we deliver education at all these levels advancing as fast as it needs to be to develop formidable future leaders?The future worker and thus, future student, […]

Why Finlands Basic Income Experiment Isnt Working

And it would need to be long-term rather than a onetime income boost. The Finnish government has opted not to continue financing it past this year, a reflection of public discomfort with the idea of dispensing government largess free of requirements that its recipients seek work. Financial struggle is often the direct result of people working all their lives for someone else Robert Kiyosaki Finland recently cooled on its so-called "universal basic income" experiment of replacing traditional unemployment relief with unconditional flat cheques for a sample of unemployed adults. Jul 20, 2017 · Why Finland’s Basic Income Experiment […]

Italy to find out if it can afford populists’ agenda

Italy to find out if it can afford populists’ agenda

ITALIAN economic growth and deficit data for 2017 were revised up, giving Finance Minister Giovanni Tria the final pieces of data to decide whether he can afford to start tax cuts and provide a basic income promised by the populist government.

The estimate for growth last year was raised to 1.6% from 1.5% previously, lowering the debt ratio to 131.2% from 131.8%, Istat, the statistics agency in Rome, said yesterday. Still, last year’s deficit was revised up to 2.4% from 2.3% previously due to lower tax revenue and higher spending.

Italy’s 10-year government bond yield fell 4 basis points to 2.84% […]

Benefits of universal basic income

Three reasons for universal basic income subsidies with cash transfers would ensure at the very least that the poor are getting the intended monetary benefit. Universal basic income: been the proposal of providing income to everyone via universal basic income. The Pros and Cons of a Universal Basic Income. with labor market competition for the bad ones overwhelming any ability to unionize or guarantee benefits for Universal basic income (UBI) pros and cons with supporting evidence including studies, reports, and expert opinions on guaranteed income vs. There are ‘surprising levels’ of support for a once-radical welfare policy A universal […]

International researchers shocked by cancellation of Ontario’s basic income pilot project

International researchers shocked by cancellation of Ontario's basic income pilot project

Ontario Social Services Minister Lisa Macleod ended the Ontario basic income pilot project three months after enrolment was complete. (Chris Young/Canadian Press) My report in Finland on the cancellation of Ontario’s basic income pilot project was met with stunned belief late last month, when I participated in a panel with representatives of basic income experiments from Finland, the Netherlands, India and Scotland.

On July 31, three months after enrolment was complete and before the first annual followup survey could be conducted, the planned three-year experiment was cancelled.

Nearly a month after the announcement, participants in the experiment still had not been […]

Thread: Universal Basic Income (sf foreign aid)

start=”1″> Wow….so when we see people drinking in the pub spending 100/night – its on the family…I wonder where the assumption that money goes towards families comes from. Also, smoking alone is a significant expense I do not smoke, some other people do…My first house – I bought at the age of 21. Did not even have a car at the time…some guys form my ”batch” were buying expensive cars instead. Let me make it clear, I have NO problem with people spending their hard-earned money as they please… just do not understand why at some point they should […]

Hill farmers call for Basic Income model to replace Farm Assist

Hill farmers call for Basic Income model to replace Farm Assist

Stock image. Photo: Brian Joyce The INHFA has called for a Universal Basic Income model for farmers in receipt of the Farm Assist payment.

The hill farmer group said such a move would provide recipients with greater income certainty and promote innovation and development in rural areas.

The INHFA has called for the trialling of the Universal Basic Income model, with recipients receiving €200/week (for adults aged 18 and over) and €100/week for any dependent children.The INHFA has proposed in its pre-Budget submission that 500 spaces be made available whereby farmers who are currently in receipt of the means-tested Farm Assist […]