This is NOT a UBI Lab Event
Hosted by The Merseyside Skeptics Society
Natalie Bennett was the leader of the Green Party from 2012-2016. Over that time she and the party became known as champions of the policy of universal basic income - a guarantee that people's basic needs will be met by an unconditional payment to meet their essential needs.
She argues that it is a guarantee of the basic human right to life, a way of providing people with the chance to use their talents well, and ends benefit traps. No one would be left penniless, as far too many are being left now by zero-hours contracts and swingeing benefit sanctions. It might mean that sewer cleaners are paid more than bankers - as they probably should be.
Trials are underway now in Finland, Holland, Canada, the US and Kenya - it is an idea that is catching on fast, in part because of fears about the impact of automation on jobs. Facebook Event here
Liverpool Skeptics in the Pub meets twice a month in central Liverpool. You don’t have to be a member to attend; if you want to go down and see what they’re about, you’ll be made welcome.
Social Event: First Thursday of each month, from 8pm at Dr Duncans on St John’s Lane.
Guest Speaker: Third Thursday of each month, from 8pm (check event page for venue).