Basic Income and Democratisation

Café Economique at Leeds, 5 March 2019

Café Economiqueis an initiative in Leeds, UK, that aims to educate the public about contemporary economic ideas and policies. Inspired by “Café Scientique,” the volunteer group organises events at which “for the price of a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in economics and related politics.” 

Event description: “Louise Haagh will talk about how her account of basic income differs from mainstream polemics about this topic. In her take, basic income represents broader development and governance challenges societies face today as a counterweight to the destabilising impacts of contemporary globalisation. Basic income will help address key inequalities, but not on its own. In her talk Louise will also explain how basic income entails different challenges depending on the type of capitalist system, comparing the Nordic and Anglo-liberal countries.”

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