In the morning there were sessions on definitions, political feasibility, funding mechanisms, and costings methods; and in the afternoon presentations on a wide variety of pilot projects and experiments from around the world. The powerpoint presentations are being added to the Citizen’s Basic Income programme webpage.)
In the evening Professors Philippe Van Parijs and John Kay debated the motion ‘This house believes that if the Beveridge Report were being written today then it would have recommended a Basic Income’, and the journalist Polly Toynbee offered her reflections on the day’s events and on a Citizen’s Basic Income.
A longer report on the day can be found here.
During the day, attendees took part in a series of participative exercises. To see the results, click here.