Upcoming Event: Basic Income Paradise or Purgatory?

IMG_13112 June 2016, 12:00-14:00

Venue: Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom, Avenue de Cortenbergh 71, 1000 Brussels

About the event:

Only days ahead of the Swiss referendum on basic income we take on the very same topic. A guaranteed basic income for every citizen: The idea sounds alluring, especially if it would replace the hotchpotch social security systems around Europe. Basic income is currently reliving somewhat of a renaissance in Europe, with the Finnish government implementing its first experimental basic income scheme and crowdfunders testing the concept in Berlin.

Would a basic income increase the number of citizens relying on government support, will it spur or lessen creativity and entrepreneurship? Will it make us more or less productive? Can the welfare state take it? It is all in the basic income model you choose and that is why we are gathering an exciting panel to talk about whether we should consider basic income a feature of paradise or of purgatory.


Michael Bohmeyer
Head of Crowdfunding, “Mein Grundeinkommen”

Fabian Disselbeck
Researcher, Liberal Institute, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom

Roland Duchâtelet
Businessman and basic income advocate

Antero Kiviniemi
Senior Specialist, Finnish Permanent Representation to the EU


Niklaus Nusplinger
NZZ Correspondent, Brussels


Kindly register for this event by 1 June 2016 at http://bit.ly/1TnEiS1

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