Your Call: Would a universal basic income build a new economic system?

Dec 6, 2017

  

The prospect of artificial intelligence and automation eliminating entire job categories has sparked a debate about a universal basic income.

From Finland to Stockton, it’s being embraced on an experimental scale. But is this the right discussion to be having? Is an adequate universal basic income even conceivable? And if it came to pass, would it make our society better?

Guests:

Karl Widerquist, associate professor of political philosophy at SFS-Qatar, Georgetown University, co-founder of the U.S. Basic Income Guarantee Network, and co-founder of Basic Income News

Larry Cohen, founder of BuildTheFloor.org and founding signatory of the Economic Security Project

Web Resources:

Basic Income Earth Network

Build the Floor

Economic Security Project

Current Affairs: SILICON VALLEY WON’T SAVE YOU

Open Democracy: Universal Basic Income is a neoliberal plot to make you poorer

The Zeitgeist Movement Podcast “In All Seriousness” Round Table Discussion of Basic Income