Just the Facts non fiction book group

6:45 PM - 8:00 PM

Event Details

Join us for a discussion of "Give people money: how a universal basic income would end poverty, revolutionize work, and remake the world" by Annie Lowrey.  Please note- this discussion will be held online via Zoom. If you have questions or would like to attend the discussion, please email Krista (kloepperk@lislelibrary.org)

Copies of Give People Money...  may be picked up in the building or via Curbside Pick-Up. Please check our catalog for availability and to place a hold.

Booklist Reviews 2018 June #1
Give people money, and that will end poverty. This seemingly naive proposition is actually working, as case studies prove, in controlled populations where provided funds raise incomes above poverty levels. Research dispels myths, such as handing out money makes people lazy (in reality, workers put in more hours once they find meaningful employment) or that free funds decrease production levels (many entrepreneurs expand their businesses once they have the means to do so). Not every attempt has been successful, underlining the need to manage distribution carefully, thus insuring that funds reach intended recipients. Universal basic income movements, using funds provided by both private entities and governments, are gathering momentum, from initial attempts in Africa and India to current endeavors in San Francisco, Finland, Canada, the Netherlands, and potentially Scotland. Lowrey, economic policy reporter for the Atlantic, maintains that just like on The Jetsons or Star Trek, we now have the technology to manipulate and redistribute money. Perhaps it’s time to consider a move toward a cashless, and hopefully more equitable, global society

Event Type(s): Book Discussion Group
Presenter: Krista
Krista Kloepper
(630) 661-8722