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Yanis Varoufakis: Why the Universal Basic Income is a Necessity – VIDEO

30. April 2017

Yanis Varoufakis: Why the Universal Basic Income is a Necessity  – VIDEO

In this video former finance minister of Greece, professor of economics, author and founder of the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 (DiEM25), Yanis Varoufakis, argues why the Basic Income is a necessity today. His arguments take into account a macro socio-economic, psychological, philosophical and moral perspective. In addition after the speech Varoufakis addresses a wide range of questions from the public.

  • What is the social democratic tradition about? And how did influence Capitalism in the 20th century?
  • Why is Social Democracy coming to an end? And how is the process of financialization & the rise of technology contributing to its demise?
  • What is Bankruptocracy? What problems is it posing to our society?
  • What is the current narrative on the relationship between the markets & state in terms of wealth generation? And how and why is a change required in this narrative in order to make the Basic Income a reality?
  • What are the arguments are against a Basic Income? And how should they be confronted?
  • How is a Basic Income aligned with the Libertarian philosophy? Will it promote freedom of choice and self-determination?
  • How will a Basic Income promote creativity in our society?

All of these questions and many more are addressed in this video:

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VIDEO: Yanis Varoufakis – Why the Universal Basic Income is a Necessity

To read this speech, click here: Transcript: Varoufakis – Basic Income is a Necessity

To read & view our work on the Universal Basic Income, click here.

NOTE: The video was originally published by the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute.

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About Yanis Varoufakis:

Yanis VaroufakisYanis Varoufakis is  professor of Economic Theory at the University of Athens, founder of the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 (DiEM25) and former finance minister of Greece.

As finance minister of Greece he resigned shortly after he found out that his prime minister decided to cave into the austerity program of the Troika that the majority of Greece rejected in the historic OXI vote.

To view our entire video playlist with Yanis Varoufakis and DiEM25, click here.

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At this event DiEM25 will present an economic plan called the “European New Deal” which is aimed at revitalizing Europe’s economy and countering the centrifugal forces that are currently tearing apart the union.

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4 replies on “Yanis Varoufakis: Why the Universal Basic Income is a Necessity – VIDEO”
Ein Grundeinkommen würde noch meht Konsum hervorbringen. Die lebende Erde ist mit der Ökologie kurz vor dem Kollaps durch den Raubbau der Ökonomie. Das Lebensprinzip die Struktur einer jeden Firma: Reale lebendige Lebenswerte in tote fiktive Vermögenswerte gewandelt. Das ist die stete zerstörung von Lebendigen. Das Lebensprinzip muss wieder gedreht werden sonst ist bald alles tot.

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