ECON+ Podcast Episode Five – Universal Basic Income

We unpick the concept of a universal basic income (UBI) and why the idea of the state giving money with no strings attached to all of its citizens is finding support from both the left and the right of the political spectrum. Could UBI replace the welfare system? Would individuals become lazy or innovative with their newfound freedom? Host Luisa Porritt is joined by Stephen Lloyd, Victoria Collins and Pedro Sousa.

Episode available for streaming or download on Soundcloud:

And for streaming only on Mixcloud:

Recommended from elsewhere on the web to accompany this podcast:

Elon Musk predicts a “pretty good chance” for UBI – Basic Income Earth Network News

Entrepreneurs don’t have a special gene for risk – they’re rich kids with safety nets – Quartz

We must remake society in the coming age of AI: Obama – Wired

Cash to all citizens: Universal Basic Income could actually work better in India than in rich countries – Times of India

Nobel prize winner Angus Deaton talks to Martin Sandbu about globalisation – Financial Times

New Economy Forum: Technology, Innovation and Inclusive Growth – IMF

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