My latest podcast episode features a conversation about the pros and cons of a Universal Basic Income (UBI) with my old UQ economics classmate Ben Phillips, now an Associate Professor at the ANU. Ben is one of Australia’s leading modellers of the impacts of tax and welfare policies on households, so he’s the perfect person to chat with about UBI. Here’s a video clip from the episode to give you a sense of the issues Ben and I discuss.
Finally, if you’d like to learn more about what a UBI could look like and its implications for Australian households, check out this great paper Ben co-authored with David Ingles and Miranda Stewart: A basic income for Australia? Exploring rationale, design, distribution and cost.
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