GTI FORUM


The Case Is Strong

Panel 1

The Case Is Strong

Guy Standing

The Case for
a Basic Income

Opening Essay

Guy Standing

Sarath Davala

Toward a Caring
Economy

Sarath Davala

Karen Foster

Karen Foster

Welfare Without
Stigma

Tim Hollo

Embracing
Universality

Tim Hollo

Michael Howard

Michael W. Howard

Why Unconditionality
Matters

Azfar Khan

Azfar Khan

A Call for Dignity
and Solidarity

Robert Labaree

The Beauty of
the Process

Robert Labaree

Jeremy Lent

A Cornerstone of
a Moral Economy

Jeremy Lent

Simon Mair

A Pragmatic
Utopian Demand

Simon Mair

Ulrich Schachtschneider

How to Green a UBI

Ulrich Schachtschneider

Caroline Whyte

Income Floor,
Ecological Ceiling

Caroline Whyte

Almaz Zelleke

Real-World Lessons

Almaz Zelleke

Response to comments

Response to Comments

Guy Standing

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The Case Is Strong

Panel 2

Caveats on Alternatives

Lourdes Beneria

Thinking Bigger

Lourdes Benería

Janine Berg

Janine Berg

No Cure for Coercion

Halina Brown

The Perils of
Privatization

Halina Brown

Andreas Bummel

Andreas Bummel

Globalizing the
Challenge

Anna Coote

Anna Coote

Strengthen the
Welfare State

Ian Gough

A False Promise

Ian Gough

Leah Hamilton

The Barriers
of Bigotry

Leah Hamilton

Anke Hassel

The Danger of
Good Intentions

Anke Hassel

Alf Hornborg

Rethink Money First

Alf Hornborg

Antti Jauhiainen

The Participatory Way

Antti Jauhiainen

Mary Mellor

Public Money for
a Public Purpose

Mary Mellor

Francine Mestrum

A Case of
Wishful Thinking

Francine Mestrum

Adam Parsons

Toward Global Sharing

Adam Parsons

Vicki Robin

The Case for
Universal Service

Vicki Robin

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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


Core GT Texts

JTE

The emergence of an organic planetary civilization has become both possible and necessary. What would it look like? How do we get there?

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The classic essay on our planetary moment, global scenarios, and pathways to a just, fulfilling, and sustainable future.