Social Issues

A wage for all and how stories can help anxious children

Posted on: Sun 26 Jul 2020

The idea of a basic income for all regardless of whether they’re rich, poor, working or not has recently almost become a reality  in Australia, but the  concept of the Universal Basic income has been around for decades. Philippe van Parijs is a Belgian political philosopher and political economist, one of the founders of the Basic Income European Network.  He explains why he believes the world must eventually move to a system where the state makes sure everyone is supported.

Children’s author Morris Gleitzman argues that in an anxious and angry world children more than ever need stories.

Philippe van Parijs spoke at the Adelaide Festival of Ideas in 2002

Morris Gleitzman spoke at the Adelaide Festival of Ideas in 2018

All audio in this program courtesy of the Adelaide Festival of ideas archive

Annie Hastwell

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