Monday, March 06, 2017

A New Social Contract tonight (in person or on FACEBOOK live)

Event is tonight:

Join us Monday, March 6

Join us in person or watch on Facebook Live:
Monday, March 6 
Theresa Lang Community & Student Center
Arnhold Hall Rm I-202
The New School
55 West 13th Street
New York, NY

The United States is one of the wealthiest countries the world has seen, yet we live in extreme inequality and insecurity. From day laborers and factory workers to freelancers and academics, precarity is the new normal. Jobs, wages, health care, pensions: nothing is assured. Yet there is nothing inevitable about this precarity: it is the result of policy choices, and we, as a country can choose a new future.
Many scholars and activists are sharing new visions for a more just, equitable society. Join us for a conversation exploring the opportunities and challenges of a universal basic income, baby bonds, reverse income taxes and other bold ideas to rewire our inequitable economy.

Alyssa BattistoniEditor at Jacobin, PhD Candidate in the Department of Political Science at Yale University
Lisa DugganDirector of Gender and Sexuality Studies at NYU
Darrick HamiltonAssociate Professor of Economics and Urban Policy at The New School
Imara Joneseconomic justice journalist and on-air analyst
Michael A. Lewis, Associate Professor at Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter College
Jesse A. Myersonwriter and organizer

Moderated by Cathy Albisa, Executive Director, NESRI
Hosted by Maya Wiley, Henry Cohen Professor of Urban Policy and Management and Senior Vice President for Social Justice at The New School.

Presented by NESRI & The Henry Cohen Lecture Series at The New School

Note: This event was originally scheduled for Thursday 2/9 and was rescheduled due to inclement winter weather.

Recommended Related Reading:
Alive in the Sunshine by Alyssa Battistoni in Jacobin
Imagine Otherwise by Lisa Duggan in The Nation
Work, Meaning and the Basic Income by Michael A. Lewis in the Basic Income Earth Network
Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For by Jesse A. Myerson in Rolling Stone
Beyond the Wage System by Kathi Weeks in Dissent

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