It may sound crazy to pay people an income whether or not they are working or looking for work. But today, with the traditional welfare state creaking under pressure, the idea of a basic income has become one of the most widely debated social policy proposals in the world. Several ambitious basic income experiments are currently being planned in different parts of the world and the very first basic income experiment in the Nordic context was recently launched in Finland. In this seminar Philippe Van Parijs, one of the world's most well-known advocates of basic income, will present this radical idea and explain why it is our most realistic hope for addressing economic insecurity and social exclusion in the twenty-first century.
Philippe Van Parijs, Professor at the Faculty of economic, social and political sciences of the Université catholique de Louvain. Co-author (with Yannick Vanderborght) of the book "A Radical Proposal for a Free Society and a Sane Economy" which will be published in March 2017.
Ingrid A.M. Robeyns, holds the Chair Ethics of Institutions at Utrecht University, Faculty of Humanities and the associated Ethics Institute.
Andreas Bergh, is associated professor in Economics at Lund university and at the Research Institute of Industrial Economics in Stockholm.
The seminar will be moderated by Gustaf Arrhenius.
Place: Mahognysalen at Citykonditoriet, Adolf Fredriks kyrkogata 10, Stockholm.
Time: Thursday 30th of March, at 10.00–12.00 with coffee from 09.30.
Attending the seminar is free of charge, but register to make sure there will be room for you!
This public seminar will be followed by a symposium for researchers in the afternoon.