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Work Shift: Is Basic Income the right response to the new world of work?

Episode Summary

A number of forces are combining to make work less stable and predictable. We’re switching jobs and retraining much more frequently. The job for life era appears to be history - is a universal basic income the right response?

Episode Notes

A number of forces are combining to make work less stable and predictable. We’re switching jobs and retraining much more frequently. The job for life era appears to be history - is a universal basic income the right response? In episode two of ‘Work Shift’ Anthony Painter - Director of The RSA’s Action Research Centre - explores the different rationales and philosophies behind support for a basic income and how defining this policy idea has become a key terrain of political struggle. He’s joined by the Labour MP Jon Cruddas; Dr Louise Haagh, Reader in Politics at the University of York and editor of the Basic Income Studies Journal; and John Thornhill, Innovation Editor at the Financial Times.