German Catholic Workers have thrown their support behind a Europe-wide push for an unconditional basic income.
What social and political structures and what social beliefs would collapse with the introduction of a universal basic income (UBI)?
Every mainstream media outlet is covering the protests contesting the elections results in Belarus. Could this be the new Ukraine? Maybe not, but it is definitely a continuation of the White-West’s attempts to get closer to Russia’s border.
“The coronavirus is very democratic in its transmission, but very elitist in its treatment”, a Vatican official has deplored.
Every time that someone suggests a social measure which requires an expenditure, neoliberals and fearful people immediately show up stating that “there is no money”.
“Global inequality is scandalous”and political democracy is “not enough” to counter it, a liberation theologian pushing for economic democracy has written.
A Spanish bishop has taken down sceptics of the minimum living income, insisting the measure is necessary to combat poverty.
In Europe, after months of restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic, countries are slowly getting back on their feet. But they are also facing a very different economic outlook, with nations bracing themselves for the biggest downturn in decades.
Spanish Church groups have deplored the world’s model of “predatory development” and the “avalanche of consumerism”.
In a new interview, the cardinal archbishop of Barcelona has hit out at capitalism and supported a universal basic wage.
Bishops in Portugal and Spain are backing a push to implement a Europe-wide guaranteed minimum income, calling the initiative “an anchor for the most disadvantaged”.
A French traditionalist abbot has resorted to fearmongering on the universal basic income (UBI), saying it would lead to an “apocalypse”.
Caritas Europa believes that minimum income schemes are indispensable to achieve poverty eradication in Europe.
Spanish Catholics have slammed their Bishops’ opposition to government plans for a minimum subsistence income, condemning the prelates’ stance as a “true betrayal of the gospel”.
The Spanish Bishops are sabotaging a government plan for a minimum living wage.
A cardinal has clarified that the “universal basic wage” the Pope called for in an Easter letter to the world’s popular movements is not to be understood as an appeal for a “universal basic income”.
Austrian Catholics are arguing from Church teaching for an Unconditional Basic Income during the times of the coronavirus and beyond.
All of Europe is now in a state of emergency because of the coronavirus pandemic, and each state is taking urgent measures to address it.