Beyond the Noise: Would universal income really challenge capitalism?

Ben Wray

Beyond the Noise with David Jamieson is a weekly podcast with CommonSpace journalist David Jamieson, where he gets behind the 24/7 news cycle and gets to heart of issues, trying to find the substance behind the headlines.

IN the latest episode of Beyond the Noise Jamieson speaks to Cleo Goodman, director of the Citizen’s Basic Income Network Scotland.

They discuss:

0:55 – What social tasks is the idea of a universal basic income supposed to achieve?

6:31 – How would it be funded, and could it lead to the atrophy of other benefits or public services?

13:41 – Is it really the case that the workforce wouldn’t shrink if people were provided with a regular guaranteed income?

19:54 – Why wouldn’t universal free services be a better way to approach poverty and inequality?

Picture: Lorna Miller