Basic income, social justice and freedom

James Christensen, University of York

On 11 March 2009, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation hosted a symposium on Basic income, social justice and freedom, jointly organised with the University of York's School of Politics, Economics and Philosophy.

Based on themes from the work of eminent political philosopher Philippe Van Parijs, it discussed his argument for the introduction of a basic income paid unconditionally, without work requirements or means tests.

Speakers included Philippe Van Parijs, Stuart White (Public Policy Unit), Tania Burchardt (Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion, LSE) and Mozaffar Qizilbash (University of York).



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