Lena is the founder and chairperson of the Swedish Basic Income party. She has been a member of UBIE since 2014 and was in the core group 2015-18.
No one of the mayor political party’s promotes BI in Sweden and very few academics is researching and writing about it. On the other hand it’s a big grass roots movement, with people from a broad spectrum comes together.
We have for a long time had a well function security system, but it`s becoming more and more clear that our system is an insurance, not a right. More and more people are denied help and are falling trough the system.
That’s one of the main reason that Sweden needs BI.