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