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
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?