International Business Festival 2018

LIVERPOOL 12-28 JUNE

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GET PAID. DO NOTHING – LIVE LIFE WITHOUT WORK AND FREE MONEY

20 June 2018
Futures Stage

Let’s face it. Most of us work because we need the money. But what would happen if money came to us free, with no obligation?

One year ago, Finland launched a fascinating project that has gripped the world. A selection of 2000 unemployed citizens were given a free monthly sum of €560 (£475) for two years, with no obligation to seek or accept unemployment.

This Universal Basic Income (UBI) trial presents startling questions. Did Finland experience a fall in poverty? A convergence of both left and right political policies? An impact on the impending rise of automation and the resulting loss of jobs?

Leading social and behavioural sciences specialist, Markus Kanerva, is one of the  architects of Finland’s revolutionary UBI trial. Here he will outline the far-reaching implications of free money for all.

Speakers
Markus Kanerva, Founder and Managing Director - Tänk
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