Modena, Italy, 4th December 2012: Public Debate on the right to exist and guaranteed income

[BIN-Italia – December 2012]

The political party SEL – Sinistra Ecologia Libertà (Left Ecology Freedom) organised a public debate on the right to exist and guaranteed income in the city of Modena on the 4th of December 2012 at Sala Giacomo Ulivi. The debate was coordinated by Simone Muzzioli who is the spokesperson of the Forum “Social Rights, Labour, Knowledges and Freedom”. Andrea Fumagalli, who is a well known Professor of Economics at the University of Pavia, and member of BIN Italia, as well as one of those who wrote the popular initiative bill on guaranteed minimum income in Italy, took part in the debate.

The event represented an occasion to directly and actively deal with issues such as guaranteed income and labour.

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Karl Widerquist is an Associate Professor at SFS-Qatar, Georgetown University. He specializes in political philosophy. His research is mostly in the area of distributive justice—the ethics of who has what. He holds two doctorates—one in Political Theory form Oxford University (2006) and one in Economics from the City University of New York (1996). Before coming to Georgetown he was lecturer in Political Theory at the University of Reading (UK) and a Murphy Fellow at Tulane University in New Orleans (LA). He has written or edited six books. He is the author of "Independence, propertylessness, and Basic Income: A Theory of Freedom as the Power to Say No" (Palgrave Macmillan 2013). He is coauthor of "Economics for Social Workers" (Columbia University Press 2002). He is coeditor of "Basic Income: An Anthology of Contemporary Research" (Wiley-Blackwell 2013), "Alaska’s Permanent Fund Dividend: Examining its Suitability as a Model" (Palgrave Macmillan 2012), "Exporting the Alaska Model: Adapting the Permanent Fund Dividend for Reform around the World" (Palgrave Macmillan 2012), and "the Ethics and Economics of the Basic Income Guarantee" (Ashgate 2005). He is currently under contract to author or coauthor two more books: "Prehistoric Myths in Modern Political Philosophy" (Edinburgh University Press 2014) and Justice as the Pursuit of Accord (Palgrave Macmillan 2015). He was a founding editor of the journal Basic Income Studies. He edited the USBIG NewsFlash for 15 years and the BIEN NewsFlash for five years. He is one of the founding editors of Basic Income News on the basicincome.org website. He has published more than a twenty scholarly articles and book chapters. His articles have appeared in journals such as Political Studies; the Eastern Economic Journal; Politics and Society; and Politics, Philosophy, and Economics.

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