Thursday, July 26, 2018

Exploring the Future of Universal Basic Income (UBI)

A Conversation with Annie Lowrey, The Atlantic

From interest in Silicon Valley to pilots in the US and around the world, the concept of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) is generating increased attention and emerging as a potentially important tool in the fight against poverty. Annie Lowrey, a contributing editor at The Atlantic, explores the momentum around the idea of UBI and its potential impact in her new book Give People Money: How a Universal Basic Income Would End Poverty, Revolutionize Work, and Remake the World. Spotlight recently spoke with her about the support for UBI, its potential impacts, and whether we can expect to see more politicians and policymakers embracing the idea. The conversation has been lightly edited for length and clarity.  See the conversation here.