Lunch with... Berlin, September 10, 2020

"The time has never been more ripe for a universal basic income!"

Virtual table talk with Thomas Straubhaar, economist.

"The time has never been more ripe for a universal basic income!": On 10 September 2020, the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft invites you to a virtual table talk with the German-Swiss economist Thomas Straubhaar in the event series "Lunch with...". Straubhaar pleads for an unconditional basic income for everyone. He sees this demand reinforced by the Corona pandemic: The "complete stop" of the economy proves that economic well-being or failure is not necessarily caused by right or wrong entrepreneurial action. Whether and how social justice can be achieved in the digital age through a universal basic income is the focus of the discourse in September. A short essay by Thomas Straubhaar on this topic from the project #ThinkForwards2020 can be found here.

The project "Lunch with..." was established by the Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft at the beginning of 2020. Free thinking, preferably controversial and versatile, is the leitmotif of this series. The thematic table talks begin with impulse lectures by very different guest speakers, who then enter into dialogue with a limited number of invited guests. Initially, the focus will be on Alfred Herrhausen's themes and thoughts, which the speakers will take up, think further and transfer into future-oriented discourses.

Currently, the table talks are only virtual.

Participation in the table talks is by invitation only. For further information please contact Antonia Marx or Matthias Weber.