Opinion


How to avoid fetishising or demonising UBI?

The most disturbing aspect of public debates about unconditional basic income (UBI) is that, instead of rationally comparing pros and cons of an idea, the fetishism/demonism of an instrument takes place. Two examples: ‘without UBI, we are slaves to the labour market’ – we often hear this slogan, which – […]


Ulrich Schachtschneider in Social Europe: Basic Income – Tonic Catalyser

Is basic income a poison for people’s will to work – or is it much more a catalyser to transform work into something people will be much more likely to want? UBIE board member Ulrich Schachtschneider’s reaction to Anke Hassel’s criticism. In her article ‘Unconditional Basic Income is a Dead […]


Economy for the Common Good (ECG) and Unconditional Basic Income (UBI)

The question posed in the title has been put forward by four authors: Bernd Fittkau and Gerd Lauermann as representatives of the “Hamburg Regionalgruppe Gemeinwohlökonomie” (Hamburg Regional Group of the Economy for the Common Good) and Ulrich Schachtschneider and Otto Lüdemann as proponents of the idea of an Unconditional Basic […]