31. October 2018 - 18:30 till 20:00

Basic Income: from Safety Net to Universalism, Online / Zoom, Wednesday, 31. October 2018

Join RSA ANZ and RSA Scotland as we explore the progressive potential of basic income as a pathway to economic and welfare reform.
Across the world, developed economies are facing a convergence of challenges. Automation, stagnating wages, and rising inequality has led to a dramatic increase in economic insecurity, leaving many without the income necessary to cover basic expenses.
As wealth concentration reaches new heights, the concept of basic income has gained popularity on both sides of the political spectrum as a viable alternative to income support or welfare schemes.
Proponents argue that basic income has the potential to improve equity by ensuring that everyone has access to a livable income, whilst also providing a foundational platform to pursue non-income earning activities, such as caring or learning.
Recent experiments in the US, Finland, Kenya, and Canada have shifted the basic income discussion from the radical fringe to mainstream policy debate, as governments around the world consider what exactly basic income could mean for our societies.
In this online event, we look at the changing dynamic around basic income, and why concern about the future of work has created an opportunity to get the idea back on the agenda.
Panel Members:
Jamie Cooke is the Head of RSA Scotland and a Board Member of Citizens Basic Income Network Scotland. He is a regular commentator on basic income in Scotland, and has been published widely in the media. 
Troy Henderson is a Research Economist at the Centre for Future Work at The Australia Institute with a particular interest in the past, present and future of work. He has published academic articles and book chapters on a variety of work-related topics, and is currently completing his PhD thesis on Basic Income as a Policy Option for Australia.
Other panel members TBC
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Wednesday, 31. October 2018, Online / Zoom, Basic Income: from Safety Net to Universalism

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