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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Is UBI Better Than Welfare?

What are the best and worst case scenarios for UBI?

A viewer recently asked us what we thought of Universal Basic Income. Antony likes the idea of it, provided it’s done well, but doesn’t think it could ever possibly be done well. But what about a theoretical UBI? If we could actually figure out how to implement that well, would that work? And why wouldn’t that work in the real world? This week on Words and Numbers, Antony and James tackle the issue that’s getting a lot of attention in Silicon Valley.

Watch their discussion below or on YouTube, or listen to the podcast on Sound Cloud.

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  • Dr. Antony Davies is an Associate professor of Economics at Duquesne University, and co-host of the podcast, Words & Numbers.

  • James R. Harrigan is a Senior Editor at the American Institute for Economic Research. He is also co-host of the Words & Numbers podcast.