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The BIG idea whose time has come: A basic income grant for all?

Department of Politics - William Kennedy Memorial Trust - 50th Anniversary Speaker Series 2017

Concern about declining decent work opportunities, growing child poverty, and the prohibitive costs of complex welfare provision all lead to one conclusion: Serious attention must be given to the introduction of a Basic Income Grant, a cash income for every adult/household. The idea is 500 years old, and experimentally applied in a number of places in the world. Is it appropriate for New Zealand, and how will it work?


  • Professor Philip Nel, Department of Politics, University of Otago
  • Mr Lowell Manning, President, Basic Income New Zealand (BINZ)
  • Dr Murat Ungor, Department of Economics, University of Otago
Date Wednesday, 5 April 2017
Time 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Audience Public
Event Category Humanities
Event Type Public Lecture
Special Lecture
LocationBURNS1 - Arts Building - 95 Albany Street
Contact NameDepartment of Politics
Contact Phone64 3 479 8663

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