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Universal Basic Income with Karl Widerquist

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Universal Basic Income – an answer to our automated future and the beginning of a utopian future?

An idea backed by people on both sides of the political spectrum, technologists and futurists, a basic income may not just be philosophically appealing, it may be necessary.

Today’s conversation is with Dr Karl Widerquist, a political philosopher and economist at Georgetown University, SFQ Qatar. He is co-chair of the Basic Income Earth Network and an author of numerous books, including ‘Independence, Propertylessness and Basic Income: A Theory of Freedom as the Power to Say No.

In our conversation, we cover:

– Philosophy of freedom as an argument for a universal basic income

– What is a UBI and how could it be administered

– Some of the economics behind it

For more information on what is discussed in the podcast, head to the links below!

basicincome.org

Book: ‘Independence, Propertylessness and Basic Income: A Theory of Freedom as the Power to Say No

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