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Basic Income — And How We Can Make It Happen
21/09/2021 // 19:00 – 21:00 EEST
The Centre for Postcapitalist Civilisation, mέta, invites you to an open discussion co-organised by mέta, Athens’ Numismatic Museum and Papasotiriou Publishing on the necessity of Basic Income,apropos the publication of Guy Standing’s Basic ‘Income: And How We Can Make It Happen’ in Greek (Papasotiriou 2021, foreword by Yanis Varoufakis).
The event (free admission) will take place on Tuesday 21 September, at 7pm, in the Garden of Athens’ Numismatic Museum (Panepistimiou Av. 12, Athens 10671), with Prof. Guy Standing and Yanis Varoufakis, Secretary of MeRA25, as the discussants. Sotiris Mitralexis, mέta’s academic director, will moderate the event, which will be translated live.
All prescribed safety measures will be observed. Seats must be pre-booked at +30210.8848270 – +30210.8847571.
As the COVID-19 pandemic so poignantly taught us, this issue couldn’t have been more timely right now.
‘Shouldn’t everyone receive a stake in society’s wealth? Could we create a fairer world by granting a guaranteed income to all? What would this mean for our health, wealth and happiness?’
Professor Guy Standing co-founded the Basic Income Earth Network and now serves as its honorary co-President. He has held professorships at the University of Bath and at SOAS, was programme director at the International Labour Organisation and has advised the UN, World Bank and governments around the world on labour and social policy. He is the author of the bestselling The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class (2011) and is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.
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