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Renewing the Welfare State; Panel Discussion & Presentation of Report

April 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Over the last year the welfare state has been at the core of public debates as the coronavirus pandemic revealed existing weaknesses and required additional support for people. Various innovative ideas, such as an unconditional universal basic income, job guarantee and universal basic services, today seem less radical and utopian than they used to be. But should we put our faith fully in one of these options, seeing it as a silver bullet solution to all of our problems? Or should we, instead, advocate for an innovative combination that brings together the strengths of different ideas?

Sam de Muijnck (chief economist of Our New Economy and chairman of the Think Tank of Young Economists of the Future Markets Consultation). More specifically, in a new report he argues a combination of extended basic services, a job guarantee and benefits-as-a-right seems most promising. On April 29th 7 pm (CET), he will present the report, followed by a panel discussion of proponents of the various ideas. The panel members are

  • Guy Standing (founder and co-President of the Basic Income Earth Network),
  • Andrew Percy (Co-Director of the Universal Basic Services Network at the UCL Institute for Global Prosperity)
  • to be announced


  • 19.00: Opening by moderator David van Overbeek
  • 19.05: Presentation report by Sam de Muijnck
  • 19.20: Panel discussion
  • 19.55: Closing by moderator David van Overbeek
  • 20.00: End


Participation is free. Please go to the website of Our New Economy to register: 


This project and event is a collaboration between Our New Economy (ONE), Sustainable Finance Lab (SFL) and Moral Markets, and is funded by the Goldschmeding Foundation and Templeton World Charity Foundation, Inc.

Also available in: Dutch


April 29
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Moral Markets
Sustainable Finance Lab
Our New Economy

Also available in: Dutch