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Why universal basic income is a necessity

A speech given by Yanis Varoufakis to the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute, for International Workers' Day.

Yanis Varoufakis
3 May 2017

Yanis Varoufakis: Why the Universal Basic Income is a Necessity

Link: http://www.actvism.org/en/opinions/varoufakis-grundeinkommen/

Description: 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.

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