Area 3 - alternative economies
"It is certainly an interesting idea. If the experiment is successful and spreads further afield, it may just kickstart a social revolution."
The project is part of the Finnish Government's analysis, assessment and research plan for 2015. This page collects information and data on the project.
A basic income is an income unconditionally granted to all on an individual basis, without means test or work requirement. It is a form of minimum income guarantee that differs from those that now exist in various European countries in three important ways: it is being paid to individuals rather than households; it is paid irrespective of any income from other sources; it is paid without requiring the performance of any work or the willingness to accept a job if offered
A New Currency: Climate Change and Carbon Credits 2004
A new currency is emerging in world markets. Unlike the dollars, ruros and yen that trade for tangible goods and human services, money exchanges hands for pollution - particularly emissions of carbon dioxide, which are caused by burning fossil fuels and are the leading cause of global climate change. Carbon credits, as they are called, are poised to transform the world energy system and thus the world economy.