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Olivia Arigho Stiles, “Universal Basic Income – treading the ‘capitalist road to communism’?”

Juliana Bidadanure and Robert Lepenies (credit to: European University Institute)

Juliana Bidadanure and Robert Lepenies (credit to: European University Institute)

This article rests on an interview with two Max Weber Fellows, Juliana Bidadanure and Ropert Lepenies, who are also Basic Income enthusiastic defenders and organizers of a summer conference on Basic Income at the European University Institute. The article discusses interactions between Basic Income and the welfare state, its implications on work, the benefits for workers, women and society at large. It also addresses some limitations of Basic Income, among which the inability to solve the root causes of inequality and alienation in society.

 

Olivia Arigho Stiles, “Universal Basic Income – treading the ‘capitalist road to communism’?“, European University Institute, July 2 2015

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