• Basic Income Beer Berlin

    Caffetteria Buchhandlung

    Berlin is full of people interested in or enthusiastic about the idea of Universal Basic Income (UBI). Many initiatives exist, small and big. Political actors find this proposal increasingly inspiring. Once a month, we want to give all UBI fans the possibility to get together in an informal atmosphere, to get to know each other or to meet again - whether to discuss UBI, something else or to develop new project plans. You will from now on find the Berlin Basic Income Beer every 20th of every month from 6pm in the Caffetteria Buchhandlung in Berlin-Mitte. That gives all of you the chance to drop by from time to time, notwithstanding if you have yoga every Monday, German class every Thursday or work late 4 days a week. Looking forward to meeting you!

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  • Trustlines Network & Circles UBI - Fostering Financial Inclusion Meetup

    Join Trustlines and Circles for an evening about financial inclusion, people powered money and UBI! Schedule for the evening 18:00 Arriving, mingling, grab a beer and a slice of pizza! 18:30 Intro to the Trustlines Network by Kristoffer 19:00 Intro to Circles by Julio 19:15 Networking and Trustlines validator signup About Trustlines The Trustlines Network aims to promote financial & economic inclusion of all people through decentralized, open source systems. During this event we want to share with you... - What the Trustlines Network is - How it helps to support financial inclusion using blockchain technology - How the concept of People Powered Money can be realized using a network of IOUs (bilateral credit-lines) between trusted parties, very similar to the orginial Ripple idea - What the Trustlines Blockchain (an mPoS sidechain to Ethereum) is and how it works - What the role of a Trustlines validator is and how you can become one! Want to learn more? Twitter: https://twitter.com/tl_protocol Blog: https://medium.com/trustlines-protocol Website: http://trustlines.network/ About Circles Circles wants to create an open economic ecosystem, the foundation of which is the radical idea that everyone should receive a Universal Basic Income - no matter who and what they are and do. Using blockchain technology, Circles is an open source mutual currency system based on trust, which forms the basis of a platform to pay out a Universal Basic Income, strengthening local community relations and resilience against extractive corporate capitalist exploitation. In this contribution, we would like to introduce the concepts and ideas behind Circles, link it to the broader idea of money (as a commons) and the theory behind money, and critically assess the notion of financial inclusion. Want to learn more? Twitter: https://twitter.com/CirclesUBI Website: https://www.joincircles.net/

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  • Reading Group - Debt: The First 5000 years

    Cafe Universo

    Link to the online version of the book (english): https://libcom.org/files/__Debt__The_First_5_000_Years.pdf (German): https://newbooksinpolitics.com/political/schulden-die-ersten-5000-jahre/ CONTENTS AND TIMEFRAME 1 On The Experience of Moral Confusion (March 28) 2 The Myth of Barter (April 11) 3 Primordial Debts (April 11) 4 Cruelty and Redemption (April 25) 5 A Brief Treatise on the Moral Grounds of Economic Relations (April 25) 6 Games with Sex and Death (May 9) 7 Honor and Degradation, or, On the Foundations of Contemporary Civilization (May 9) 8 Credit Versus Bullion, And the Cycles of History (May 23) 9 The Axial Age (800 BC-600 AD) (May 23) 10 The Middle Ages (600 AD-1450 AD) (June 6) 11 Age of the Great Capitalist Empires [masked]) (June 6) 12 (1971-The Beginning of Something Yet to Be Determined) (June 20) The purpose of this reading group is to explore the anthropological questions regarding the origins of money as well as the situated changes of morality and debt across different traditions of thought in historical perspective. This will pave the way to a critical discussion about what money is and to situate ourselves in the present in order find creative strategies of changing the current moral economies of debt/guilt that tie capitalism together. We will do this through a reading of David Graeber's book, Debt: The First 5000 Years, which explores these topics at length. Through bi-weekly meetings we shall dwell on each of the 12 chapters and critically assess the claims made in the book. This week we are reading Chapter 2 and 3. The idea is to rotate around different spaces in the city, who are interested in hosting us and in sharing together the ideas in the book and beyond. We hope to rely on the community for this so If you know any place that might be interested in hosting us, please contact us so we can get in touch. The discussion will be held in English but participants are encouraged to read this book in any language they like. Entry is of course free. Telegram group for discussion: https://t.me/joinchat/JRYa11RlhA-0PnjR4bckpw The reading group will be hosted by Julio Linares, an economic anthropologist from Guatemala. He works as social outreach for the Basic Income Earth Network (www.basicincome.org) and is preparing the pilot program for Circles UBI this summer in Berlin (www.joincircles.net). He is a student of David Graeber.

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  • Reading Group - Debt: The First 5000 years

    Cafe Universo

    Link to the online version of the book (english): https://libcom.org/files/__Debt__The_First_5_000_Years.pdf (German): https://newbooksinpolitics.com/political/schulden-die-ersten-5000-jahre/ CONTENTS AND TIMEFRAME 1 On The Experience of Moral Confusion (March 28) 2 The Myth of Barter (April 11) 3 Primordial Debts (April 11) 4 Cruelty and Redemption (April 25) 5 A Brief Treatise on the Moral Grounds of Economic Relations (April 25) 6 Games with Sex and Death (May 9) 7 Honor and Degradation, or, On the Foundations of Contemporary Civilization (May 9) 8 Credit Versus Bullion, And the Cycles of History (May 23) 9 The Axial Age (800 BC-600 AD) (May 23) 10 The Middle Ages (600 AD-1450 AD) (June 6) 11 Age of the Great Capitalist Empires [masked]) (June 6) 12 (1971-The Beginning of Something Yet to Be Determined) (June 20) The purpose of this reading group is to explore the anthropological questions regarding the origins of money as well as the situated changes of morality and debt across different traditions of thought in historical perspective. This will pave the way to a critical discussion about what money is and to situate ourselves in the present in order find creative strategies of changing the current moral economies of debt/guilt that tie capitalism together. We will do this through a reading of David Graeber's book, Debt: The First 5000 Years, which explores these topics at length. Through bi-weekly meetings we shall dwell on each of the 12 chapters and critically assess the claims made in the book. This week we are reading Chapter 4 and 5. The idea is to rotate around different spaces in the city, who are interested in hosting us and in sharing together the ideas in the book and beyond. We hope to rely on the community for this so If you know any place that might be interested in hosting us, please contact us so we can get in touch. The discussion will be held in English but participants are encouraged to read this book in any language they like. Entry is of course free. Telegram group for discussion: https://t.me/joinchat/JRYa11RlhA-0PnjR4bckpw The reading group will be hosted by Julio Linares, an economic anthropologist from Guatemala. He works as social outreach for the Basic Income Earth Network (www.basicincome.org) and is preparing the pilot program for Circles UBI this summer in Berlin (www.joincircles.net). He is a student of David Graeber.

  • Basic Income Beer Berlin

    Caffetteria Buchhandlung

    Berlin is full of people interested in or enthusiastic about the idea of Universal Basic Income (UBI). Many initiatives exist, small and big. Political actors find this proposal increasingly inspiring. Once a month, we want to give all UBI fans the possibility to get together in an informal atmosphere, to get to know each other or to meet again - whether to discuss UBI, something else or to develop new project plans. You will from now on find the Berlin Basic Income Beer every 20th of every month from 6pm in the Caffetteria Buchhandlung in Berlin-Mitte. That gives all of you the chance to drop by from time to time, notwithstanding if you have yoga every Monday, German class every Thursday or work late 4 days a week. Looking forward to meeting you!

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  • Reading Group - Debt: The First 5000 years

    Supermarkt Berlin

    Link to the online version of the book (english): https://libcom.org/files/__Debt__The_First_5_000_Years.pdf (German): https://newbooksinpolitics.com/political/schulden-die-ersten-5000-jahre/ CONTENTS AND TIMEFRAME 1 On The Experience of Moral Confusion (March 28) 2 The Myth of Barter (April 11) 3 Primordial Debts (April 11) 4 Cruelty and Redemption (April 25) 5 A Brief Treatise on the Moral Grounds of Economic Relations (April 25) 6 Games with Sex and Death (May 9) 7 Honor and Degradation, or, On the Foundations of Contemporary Civilization (May 9) 8 Credit Versus Bullion, And the Cycles of History (May 23) 9 The Axial Age (800 BC-600 AD) (May 23) 10 The Middle Ages (600 AD-1450 AD) (June 6) 11 Age of the Great Capitalist Empires [masked]) (June 6) 12 (1971-The Beginning of Something Yet to Be Determined) (June 20) The purpose of this reading group is to explore the anthropological questions regarding the origins of money as well as the situated changes of morality and debt across different traditions of thought in historical perspective. This will pave the way to a critical discussion about what money is and to situate ourselves in the present in order find creative strategies of changing the current moral economies of debt/guilt that tie capitalism together. We will do this through a reading of David Graeber's book, Debt: The First 5000 Years, which explores these topics at length. Through bi-weekly meetings we shall dwell on each of the 12 chapters and critically assess the claims made in the book. This week we are reading Chapter 2 and 3. The idea is to rotate around different spaces in the city, who are interested in hosting us and in sharing together the ideas in the book and beyond. We hope to rely on the community for this so If you know any place that might be interested in hosting us, please contact us so we can get in touch. The discussion will be held in English but participants are encouraged to read this book in any language they like. Entry is of course free. Telegram group for discussion: https://t.me/joinchat/JRYa11RlhA-0PnjR4bckpw The reading group will be hosted by Julio Linares, an economic anthropologist from Guatemala. He works as social outreach for the Basic Income Earth Network (www.basicincome.org) and is preparing the pilot program for Circles UBI this summer in Berlin (www.joincircles.net). He is a student of David Graeber.

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  • Circles Agora #3

    Needs a location

    Circles is having our third Agora. This is an online event. The Circles Agora is an open forum to discuss the progress of the Circles project. Everyone is welcome to attend and pose questions or ideas (or enouragement!) to the team. We wish to facilitate an open, collaborative discussion so after a short update and introductions, we will devote the rest of the Agora to open discussion and debate. This gives us the freedom to delve into techincal topics and other system design questions which could take some time to tease out. So if you have any questions, ideas, proposals for collaboration or just want to get to know the team & community don't hesitate to drop by. Ed will facilitate the Agora so if you have any questions please drop him a line: [masked] The Agora will be hosted on zoom at this address: https://zoom.us/j/576409513

  • Reading Group - Debt: The First 5000 years

    Supermarkt Berlin

    Link to the online version of the book (english): https://libcom.org/files/__Debt__The_First_5_000_Years.pdf (German): https://newbooksinpolitics.com/political/schulden-die-ersten-5000-jahre/ CONTENTS 1 On The Experience of Moral Confusion 2 The Myth of Barter 3 Primordial Debts 4 Cruelty and Redemption 5 A Brief Treatise on the Moral Grounds of Economic Relations 6 Games with Sex and Death 7 Honor and Degradation, or, On the Foundations of Contemporary Civilization 8 Credit Versus Bullion, And the Cycles of History 9 The Axial Age (800 BC-600 AD) 10 The Middle Ages (600 AD-1450 AD) 11 Age of the Great Capitalist Empires [masked]) 12 (1971-The Beginning of Something Yet to Be Determined) Notes The purpose of this reading group is to explore the anthropological questions regarding the origins of money as well as the situated changes of morality and debt across different traditions of thought in historical perspective. This will pave the way to a critical discussion about what money is and to situate ourselves in the present in order find creative strategies of changing the current moral economies of debt/guilt that tie capitalism together. We will do this through a reading of David Graeber's book, Debt: The First 5000 Years, which explores these topics at length. Through bi-weekly meetings we shall dwell on each of the 12 chapters and critically assess the claims made in the book. We will start the first chapters of the book at our friends in Supermarkt. On the first meeting we will go through the first chapter titled "On the Experience of Moral Confusion" and talk about the plan for the next weeks. The idea is to rotate around different spaces in the city, who are interested in hosting us and in sharing together the ideas in the book and beyond. We hope to rely on the community for this so If you know any place that might be interested in hosting us, please contact us so we can get in touch. The discussion will be held in English but participants are encouraged to read this book in any language they like. Entry is of course free. Telegram group for discussion: https://t.me/joinchat/JRYa11RlhA-0PnjR4bckpw The reading group will be hosted by Julio Linares, an economic anthropologist from Guatemala. He works as social outreach for the Basic Income Earth Network (www.basicincome.org) and is preparing the pilot program for Circles UBI this summer in Berlin (www.joincircles.net). He is a student of David Graeber.

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  • Basic Income Experiments: Dead End or the Way Ahead?

    ThoughtWorks Berlin Deutschland GmbH

    Providing all members of a society with an unconditional basic income - i.e. regular cash transfers that allow a coverage of all basic needs - is a very powerful idea that is having a breakthrough into mainstream public debates in recent years. Especially the two year pilot project in Finland has received a large amount of attention across Europe. But it is possible to model a transformative concept like basic income? Does it make sense to explore particular aspects of it with experiments of limited scope? We want to take a look at various approaches of past, ongoing, and planned basic income experiments from the pilots in Finland over basic income lotteries such as Mein Grundeinkommen to ideas of offering basic income in a cryptocurrency. Public debate with inputs from: - Saraswathi Subbaraman (Circles UBI) - Claudia Cornelsen (Mein Grundeinkommen) - Helena Steinhaus (Sanktionsfrei) - Karenina Schröder (Café Grundeinkommen) - Marc Saxer (Friedrich Ebert Foundation) Moderation: - Barb Jacobson (Basic Income UK) - Dániel Fehér (Unconditional Basic Income Europe)

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  • Basic Income Beer Berlin

    Caffetteria Buchhandlung

    Berlin is full of people interested in or enthusiastic about the idea of Universal Basic Income (UBI). Many initiatives exist, small and big. Political actors find this proposal increasingly inspiring. Once a month, we want to give all UBI fans the possibility to get together in an informal atmosphere, to get to know each other or to meet again - whether to discuss UBI, something else or to develop new project plans. You will from now on find the Berlin Basic Income Beer every 20th of every month from 6pm in the Caffetteria Buchhandlung in Berlin-Mitte. That gives all of you the chance to drop by from time to time, notwithstanding if you have yoga every Monday, German class every Thursday or work late 4 days a week. Looking forward to meeting you!