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This group wants to discuss ways to implement a universal basic income. We will look for solutions outside the usual political process. We believe that such solutions could work on its own or they could help to accelerate the progress towards a politically implemented basic income. One solution might be the creation of a new basic income based currency since blockchain technologies now enables every group to create a currency that can seriously compete with existing currencies.

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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 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.

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.

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!

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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