PODCAST: Universal Basic Income - Catalonia’s Pilot Plan

The scheme's ultimate goal is to reduce poverty. How’s Catalonia going to do it?

Euro bills and coins (by M. Loperena)
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ACN | Barcelona

August 26, 2022 05:00 PM

September 19, 2022 08:20 PM


The Catalan government will be implementing a Universal Basic Income pilot project plan from January 2023 to December 2024.

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Alejandra Angulo Alonso is joined by Cristina Tomàs White to discuss this ambitious social experiment that will give people an unconditional monthly payment. 

We also hear from social scientist, Bru Laín, on the specifics of Catalonia’s scheme, while professor Jurgen De Wispelaere from the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga gives us an overview of other countries' experiences with UBI trials. 

This week's Catalan phrase is ‘Pagant, Sant Pere canta’ which means everything is possible with money.  

Get in touch with the podcast team: fillingthesink@acn.cat

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