6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Basic income – individual, universal and unconditional.
A controversial topic, discussed, implemented or advocated for across several countries. Philippe Van Parijs, a proponent and one of the world’s most outspoken advocates of the concept, explains how basic income is inseparably related to the improvement of the human condition.
Is it a good idea? Will this help escape our times of crisis?
GOOD READS: Universal Basic Income (forthcoming), Just Democracy. The Rawls-Machiavelli programme (2011), L’Allocation universelle (2005), Redesigning Distribution. Basic Income and Stakeholder Grants as Conerstones for an Egalitarian Capitalism (2005), Cultural Diversity versus Economic Solidarity (2004), Real Freedom For All. What (if anything) can justify capitalism? (1995).
KEY LINKS: Philippe Van Parijs, UCL