The Top 100 Documentaries We Can Use To Change The World A more beautiful, just and sustainable world is possible. Take this library and use it to inspire global change! Originally featured on Films For Action Documentaries have an incredible power to raise awareness and create transformative changes in consciousness both at the personal and global levels. Over the last 8 years, we’ve watched hundreds of social change documentaries and cataloged the best of them on the site. There’s now so many that we realized we needed to filter this down even further.
Basic Income in action - world wide developments GROWING SUPPORT FOR BI WORLWIDE Last update: December 2012 Until about a decade ago basic income was most of all a reform proposal for the restructuring of the welfare states of western countries. In many of these countries it has been and continues to be a topic of academic research and public discussion, in some more than others. Public interest in BI has varied greatly over the years, depending on the changing political agenda and climate. Total Freedom Campaign Update - Dec. 15, 2014 Thank you to the 73 funders that have stepped up to date. We are getting started and we have appeared on Thom Hartmann's Show The Big Picture on RT and Free Speech TV. This is a revolutionary idea that may be new to many, so we thank you for giving this idea your time and consideration.
A Basic Income scheme will eliminate poverty in Japan: Ensuring Basic Incomes for All Rather Than Welfare Public Assistance Japan’s social security system until now has been dependent on support from corporations and employers. Due to Japan’s present economic circumstances, however, they have become unable to endure such burdens any more. Basically, the aim of private corporations is to earn profits from their businesses and pay taxes from the profits. They are not intended to play the role of financiers for community welfare systems. Such expectations to them are, by the nature, unreasonable. Alternatively, I would argue that it may be reasonable for the government to directly secure people’s lives.
Global community: Let´s implement a Global Basic Income Guarantee :) To: Everyone :) We are at the crescendo of human history, and it is quite obvious that the narratives that have structured our society in the 20th century are no longer working in the 21st century. Lacking a coherent narrative to make sense of the World life becomes increasingly chaotic and confusing. IMDb Top 250 Movies of All Time (2015 Update) This is current as of January 20, 2015. (In addition to bringing it up to date in order and content, I also put in the proper version of Seven , as opposed to the one on the base list.) 628,612 users · 2,043,101 views Required scores: 1, 56, 77, 97, 122 How many have you seen?
Three trends that will create demand for an Unconditional Basic Income The digitization of our economy will bring with it a new generation of radical economic ideologies, of which Bitcoin is arguably the first. For those with assets, technological savvy, and a sense of adventure, the state is the enemy and a cryptographic currency is the solution. But for those more focused on the decline of the middle classes, the collapse of the entry-level jobs market, and the rise of free culture, the state is an ally, and the solution might look something like an unconditional basic income. Before I explain why this concept is going to be creeping into the political debate across the developed world, let me spell out how a system like this would look: Every single adult member receives a weekly payment from the state, which is enough to live comfortably on.
The Next Big Social Idea: Unconditional Basic Income In 2014, serious voices from Pope Francis to Thomas Piketty, in his book Capital in the Twenty-First Century, have lamented ever-widening inequality. Others have expressed concern that “the second machine age“ of digital technologies will entail the massive elimination of jobs. Few, however, have proposed policy solutions equal to the scale of the problem. But there is one proposal — perhaps the next big social idea — that has emerged: Unconditional Basic Income.
Why Not a Negative Income Tax? by Guy Sorman Replace the welfare state with a cash subsidy for the poor. Roger Ressmeyer/Corbis Milton Friedman first proposed the negative income tax in the early sixties. Republicans have been winning races again, but with a few important exceptions—Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan comes to mind—they have done so mostly by running against proposals by liberals in power, rather than by suggesting a coherent alternative agenda. This essentially critical approach contrasts markedly with the 1980s, when the Reagan Revolution worked to implement a rich body of policy ideas developed in advance by many thinkers, including, prominently, the free-market economist Milton Friedman. Friedman, a Nobel Prize winner who died four years ago and whose centennial we will celebrate next year, was one of the most influential economists of the last century.
Missing Public Discussions: Universal Basic Income Jeez, I just spent the better part of my "free" time over the last 13 days trying to get a line on the world economy, with an effort to shed light on the Unistat economy. I'm tempted to say to others who might want to wade in these deeps: hic sunt dracones (supposedly found on old maps of the uncharted world, especially the oceans: "there be dragons"), or a simple caveat lector. It's not a pretty sight.