36 minutes | Jul 14, 2021

Universal Basic Income

The concept of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) has been growing in popularity so I decided to explore it for a recent research project. I began as a sceptic but after considering a variety of social justice arguments I now believe a UBI should be an policy goal for societies who wish to reduce inequality and achiever greater social justice.  But UBI is not just about helping those worst off, it can benefit everyone in a range of ways which we explore in this episode. Show NotesBasic Income NetworkBasic income – A guide for the open minded – Guy StandingResults of Finland’s basic income experimentSpain UBI projectEverywhere basic income has been tried in one mapPublic equity and tax benefit reform – Keith RankinUBI: A policy for social justice – D MondsThe Here and Now Podcast on FacebookThe Here and Now Podcast on TwitterSend me an emailSupport the show (https://www.patreon.com/thehereandnowpodcast)
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