A New Social Contract: Guaranteeing Dignity in a Precarious Economy
Monday, March 6, 2017 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Theresa Lang Community and Student Center, Arnhold Hall, 202 55 West 13th Street, Room I-202, New York, NY 10011
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 pros and cons of a universal basic income, baby bonds, reverse income taxes, and other bold ideas to rewire our inequitable economy.
Alyssa Battistoni, Editor at Jacobin and PhD Student in the Department of Political Science, Yale University
Lisa Duggan, Director of Gender & Sexuality Studies, NYU
Darrick Hamilton, Associate Professor of Economics and Urban Policy at The New School
Imara Jones, economic justice journalist and on-air analyst
Michael A. Lewis, Associate Professor at Silberman School of Social Work, Hunter College
Jesse A. Myerson, writer and organizer
Moderated by Cathy Albisa, Executive Director, National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI)
Hosted by Maya Wiley, Henry Cohen Professor of Urban Policy and Management and Senior Vice President for Social Justice at The New School
Welcome remarks by Michelle DePass, Dean, Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy, and Director & Tishman Professor of Environmental Policy and Sustainability Management
Presented by the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI) and The Henry Cohen Lecture Series at The New School.
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