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Clips from EP126 on UBI: impact on inequality & can a wealth tax fund it?

I’ve published some new video clips of highlights from EP126 on Universal Basic Income (UBI) with ANU Associate Professor Ben Phillips. The first one considers the potential reduction in inequality that a UBI could deliver. Ben thinks a UBI could reduce inequality in Australia to the level experienced in Nordic countries.

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The second clip asks whether a billionaire tax or a wealth tax more broadly can fund a UBI? According to Ben, it could make a contribution to funding a UBI, but alone it couldn’t fund a UBI at a level most people would expect a UBI to be set at.

You can listen to the full audio episode via podcasting apps, including Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotify, and Stitcher, among others.

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Value of dissent for analysis & decision making – Leonora Risse quotes RBG in EP124

In Episode 124 of Economics Explored, Australian Women in Economics Network Chair Dr Leonora Risse reflects on the value of diversity and dissent for analysis and decision making. In the conversation, Leonora mentions that, in a 2019 journal article, she quoted late US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the importance of dissent. RBG had said:

“There is nothing better than an impressive dissent to lead the author of the majority opinion to refine and clarify her initial circulation.”

Here’s a clip from Episode 124 with Leonora featuring a discussion about the value of having diverse views in economic research and policy advice.

Please get in touch with any questions, comments and suggestions by emailing us at contact@economicsexplored.com or sending a voice message via https://www.speakpipe.com/economicsexplored. Economics Explored is available via Apple PodcastsGoogle Podcast, and other podcasting platforms.