Full Access or Full Employment: The Macroeconomics of UBI

Universal Basic Income (otherwise known as basic income, or UBI) is a regular cash payout delivered to all on an unconditional basis, without means-test or work requirement. In popular discourse, UBI is often framed as a supplement or alternative to existing social safety net programs. This talk will present a different perspective, and explore the potential of UBI as an alternative form of macroeconomic policy: a different way of managing aggregate spending, the money supply, and overall financial conditions.

The speaker, Derek Van Gorder is an independent scholar and co-founder of the Greshm Institute, a non-profit organization devoted to promoting serious discussion on the economics of Universal Basic Income. He is currently writing a series of essays on the mechanics of UBI policy. Recorded discussions and debates with Derek relating to economics can be found on his YouTube channel.

Speaker: Derek Van Gorder

Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Time: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM ET

Location: ONLINE via Zoom

Note: After registration, the Zoom link, along with the Meeting ID and Passcode, will be provided via email the day of the event.