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VIDEO: Launch of the Buchanan Institute’s “Making the Case for a Universal Basic Income”

On January 26, 2016, the Buchanan Institute, a student-led think tank based in Edinburgh, Scotland, launched a new report on basic income: “A Secure Foundation to Build Our Lives: Making the Case for a Universal Basic Income (UBI)” by Jonny Ross-Tatam. (See the previous Basic Income News announcement of the launch event for a summary.)

The launch was accompanied by a public event at the University of Edinburgh. Following a short introductory speech by Jamie Cooke, Head of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts (RSA) in Scotland, Ross-Tatam provided an overview of some of the main arguments for a basic income, as well as the Buchanan Institute’s specific proposal.

The event also featured guest speaker Matt Kerr, a Glasgow City Council member who has been active in encouraging the investigation of a basic income pilot in Glasgow.

A video recording of the full speeches from Cooke, Ross-Tatam, and Kerr is now available:

Reviewed by Dawn Howard

University of Edinburgh photo CC BY-ND 2.0 Boon Low

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