Moderated by Guy Standing, SOAS, University of London
The session explores whether theories of Universal Basic Income (UBI) are robust enough to really offer millions of people a way out of poverty and fresh life choices and opportunities that they would not otherwise have had, e.g. by contributing to better working conditions; reducing red tape, benefit fraud, and social inequalities; providing a secure safety net for all; reducing workloads; remunerate unpaid work; and strengthen democratic institutions.
Louise Haagh, University of York
Sarath Davala, India Network for Basic Income
Claus Offe, Hertie School of Governance
Karl Widerquist, Georgetown University-Qatar