This week’s lecture has been a hot topic of discussion lately and was widely suggested to have a better understanding of Universal Basic Income (UBI). “Back to Basics, The Universal Basic Income Debate” will provide insight into what UBI is, what drives its popularity, common objections to it, and how it works.
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Description: The notion of a universal basic income— unconditional cash grants provided to all citizens, regardless of income or work ability—has in recent years captivated academics, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and ordinary citizens. Countries ranging from Brazil to Finland and cities such as Stockton and Chicago are conducting or have recently concluded pilot studies of a UBI, and presidential candidate Andrew Yang has made it a centerpiece of his campaign. But what is UBI and how does it work? Why do both libertarians and traditional leftists support it? This lecture will explore what UBI is and what drives its popularity, as well as common objections to and misconceptions about it.
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Presenter: Miranda Perry Fleischer is Professor of Law at the University of San Diego School of Law, where she teaches and writes about LAW AND SOCIETY Winter 2020 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute I 39 LITERATURE individual taxation, tax policy, and tax-exempt organizations. Her research often focuses on the relationship of the tax system to inequality, and she has written extensively on both theoretical and practical issues relating to UBI.