A New Social Contract: Guaranteeing Dignity in a Precarious Economy

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The New School

Theresa Lang Community & Student Center, Arnhold Hall Rm I-202

55 West 13th Street

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Please join us for the Henry Cohen lecture series at The New School.

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.

Featuring:

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 & 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

Presented by the National Economic and Social Rights Initiative (NESRI) and The Henry Cohen Lecture Series at The New School.


Note: This event was originally scheduled for Thursday, February 9, 2017, and was rescheduled due to inclement winter weather.






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Theresa Lang Community & Student Center, Arnhold Hall Rm I-202

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