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Sunday, August 9: Why? Philosophical Discussions About Everyday Life

Why: Philosophical Discussions about Everyday Life

Sunday, August 9, at 5pm:

"Is Universal Basic Income Too Utopian to Work?"

Politicians agree that there is something wrong with the welfare system; they all suggest that we should give less public assistance with stricter rules. But what if they have it backwards? What if the solution is not to limit entitlements’ help but expand them? This is the solution offered by those who advocate for a Universal Basic Income, the government program that gives the poor the money they need to rise above the poverty level, every year, no strings attached.

To discuss this topic, host Jack Russell Weinstein is joined by author Rutger Bregman on this episode of Why? Philosophical Discussions About Everyday Life.