Basic Income is policy area that has received much attention in recent years, but it is still relatively poorly understood. It's an alternative to the social welfare systems of Western democracies which could revolutionise economies and societies.
In this, the first episode in the SJI's Ten Minute Lessons series, Social Justice Ireland's Economic & Social Analyst Eamon Murphy explains the key points and concepts behind Basic Income, including the what, the why and the how.
The purpose of our SJI's Ten Minute Lessons series is to educate and inform listeners on a particular area of policy, giving a brief overview (somewhere in the range of 8 to 15 minutes) and hitting on the key points that people need to know.
Think of them as short introductory tutorials to complex policy areas!