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ANTWERP, BELGIUM: Basic Income debate & Philippe Van Parijs talk (Sep 19)

A debate on universal basic income (UBI) is scheduled to take place at the University of Antwerp on September 19.

Toon Vandevelde, a philosopher and economist at KU Leuven, will introduce the topic and speakers, highlighting how UBI is presented by social movements and political parties.

Up next, Philippe Van Parijs — a founding member of BIEN and Professor at Université catholique de Louvain — is the event’s keynote speaker. Van Parijs will further explain the history and current thinking surrounding UBI.

The event will conclude with a debate between the entrepreneur Roland Duchâtelet, founder of Vivant (and occasional contributor to Basic Income News), and Bart Buysse, Director General of the Federation of Enterprises in Belgium.


Reviewed by Genevieve Shanahan

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