Month: June 2016

The Need for a Basic Income Policy in Europe

The idea of basic income, once tepidly welcomed in social-democratic circles, is now gaining momentum in Europe. A basic income consists in an unconditional and universal form of social assistance. Even venture capitalists (e.g. Y Combinator) are considering creating market-based basic income measures. This private version of a basic income without a welfare state, however, …

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Millennials and the 2016 Election

The Millennial generation, those born between 1981 and 2000, is now the largest living generation in the United States, surpassing the Baby Boomers (1946-1964). It is diverse, well educated, connected, and participatory. It has directly borne more of the costs of its education that previous generations and has suffered greatly during the Great Recession with …

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Gender equality votes in the European Parliament

A narrow left-leaning majority in the European Parliament says the Commission has watered down the promotion of gender equality by only publishing a working paper instead of a full strategy for the years 2016-2020. The centre-left coalition passed the resolution calling for a complete strategy on gender equality in early February 2016. The move was …

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