Should society provide every citizen with a basic income, no strings attached? Some proponents of a "universal basic income" view it as a tool for system correction, but the focus of this GTI Forum is on system change. Two panels debate the question: Should a UBI be a central element of strategies for transformation?
The first panel makes the affirmative case, arguing that UBI resonates strongly with egalitarian ethics and basic concepts of justice. The second voices concerns that it encourages individualism and distracts from better alternatives, and urges the UBI debate to encompass issues of global justice and ecology at the level of Earthland.
The Case Is Strong
Caveats and Alternatives