Grand Polemics Art of Mind Meeting #6

Who Needs Universal Basic Income?

November 18, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Tristan Lauber Studio 4848A ave. du Parc, Montreal, qc H2V 4E6
Moderator: Geoff Brown
Evaluator: Geoff Brown

Who Needs Universal Basic Income?

Universal Basic Income or UBI is a program that provides regular sums of money to all citizens (or all adult citizens) of a country, regardless of financial situation. It is similar to welfare, however welfare is given only to citizens who meet certain conditions, whereas UBI is universal. Propopents of UBI say that it will stimulate the economy, reduce the complexity and cost of welfare programs, improve health, employment prospects and workers' rights, and that some form of UBI will be essential in the future as automation continues to take jobs from human workers. Detractors say that UBI is too expensive, will encourage laziness and that current welfare systems are adequate. Do you think UBI would help or hinder our society?


5 min 6:00pm - 6:05pm
Business Session
Art of Mind Intro
Geoff Brown 5 min 6:05pm - 6:10pm
Critical Thinking Tip
Reductio Ad Absurdam
Geoff Brown 5 min 6:10pm - 6:15pm
Who Needs Universal Basic Income?
Geoff Brown 90 min 6:15pm - 7:45pm
Geoff Brown 10 min 7:45pm - 7:55pm
Closing Words
Geoff Brown 5 min 7:55pm - 8:00pm
Agenda PDF