Edinburgh Branch Meeting

When:
30 May 2019 @ 19:00 – 21:30
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2019-05-30T21:30:00+01:00
Where:
Augustine United Church
41 George IV Bridge
Edinburgh EH1 1EL

Modern Monetary Theory and Universal Basic Income:
Potential and Risks from a Scottish Perspective

This is a public meeting, open to members and non-members.

  • Doors open 7:00pm.
  • 7:00 – 7:30pm – Interested in becoming a member of the branch committee at the June AGM? We’d encourage you to talk to current committee members during this time slot to find out more about committee roles, and learn more about how you can play a part in supporting the development of the Party in Edinburgh.
  • 7:30pm – Main event begins.

Modern Monetary Theory and Universal Basic Income:
Potential and Risks from a Scottish Perspective

An introduction for a general audience to two of the hottest economic topics today: the potential of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) to challenge austerity, and the case for providing social security for all with a Universal Basic Income (UBI).

With both Brexit and a second referendum on Scottish independence increasingly likely, we will not only cover the basics of MMT and UBI, but engage with questions such as the relevance of MMT to the Growth Commissions’s proposals for independence and a Green New Deal, the compatibility of MMT-based fiscal policies with EU membership, conclusions from UBI trials around the world (Canada, Finland etc.), and pros and cons of introducing a UBI to the whole of Scotland.

We are fortunate to be joined by two well known experts in these areas: Dr Craig Dalzell, Head of Policy & Research at Common Weal, and Cleo Goodman, a Trustee of Basic Income Scotland. In addition, we look forward to a briefing from Cllr Gavin Corbett about a UBI trial in Edinburgh.


Can’t attend in person but don’t want to miss it?

We’ll be live streaming the main session from 7:30pm. Join us via this Skype link: https://join.skype.com/e0S7EKsYuHa6