Christian Engström, Pirat

24 augusti 2016

Basic Income — slides in English

Filed under: basinkomst,English — Christian Engström @ 13:13

eng 01 18I will be speaking about basic income in Turku, Finland, tomorrow Thursday August 25, at a seminar organized by the Finnish Pirate Party and Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN) Finland.

My presentation will be in English. Here are the slides I will be using:
Basic Income 01 PP Turku.ppt

In my talk I will present a concrete proposal for a basic income system for Sweden, including a cost estimate and financing:

The basic income would be 8.333 SEK (~900 EUR) per month for anybody between 19 and 65 who lives in Sweden and has no other income. When you start earning money the basic income would be reduced, but never with 100%, so there is always an incentive to work if you can. The cost of this system would be covered in full by letting the basic income replace the current systems for social welfare, student aid and unemployment benefits, and removing the VAT discounts that certain industries enjoy. To make the proposal politically realistic, there would be no raise in income taxes, and no reduction of current sickness benefits.

A more detailed summary, and a pdf with the complete proposal, (both in Swedish) can be found here:
Sammanfattning: Ett konkret, genomräknat förslag till basinkomst

2 kommentarer

  1. Men snälla! Vi behöver inte en fastlagd summa på 8333 eller annat. Du kan ta det som exempel men ange att det kan vara högre. 8333 är ju faktiskt ett minimum vad de flesta behöver.

    Kommentar av Bengt Numelin — 24 augusti 2016 @ 15:19

  2. @Bengt Numelin,

    Ja, när jag pratar brukar jag nämna att jag själv gärna egentligen vill se en något högre summa om det går att finansiera. Men jag tycker ändå det är intressant att räkna på en nivå som är så nära dagens försörjningsstöd + hyra som jag kan komma.

    Kommentar av Christian Engström — 30 augusti 2016 @ 19:32


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