Shop Talk: Insured Basic Income

Community Happenings
Nov 18, 2017
3:00 PM

"Automation and the Need for a Universal Basic Income" at Old Professor's Bookshop, 99 Main St., Belfast. Professor Michael Howard, U Maine department of philosophy, describes a government-insured basic income that guarantees no citizen's income falls below some minimal level. All citizens would receive income adequate to meet basic needs without means test or work requirement as an efficient and effective solution to poverty that preserves individual autonomy and work incentives while simplifying government social policy. Free.