Speakers: Dr Malcolm Torry, Director of the Citizen’s Income Trust
Audience: This event is free and open to all, with registration in advance
Abstract: More than thirty years ago a small group of people gathered in a room in Bedford Square in London to form an organisation to promote research and debate about a simple idea: that everyone should receive an unconditional income. For most of the past thirty years the idea of a Basic or Citizen’s Income has remained on the fringes of social policy discussion: but two years ago the debate went mainstream. In this seminar Malcolm Torry will discuss the history and current state of the debate; arguments for and against a Citizen’s Income; and the complex question of feasibility. He will then answer questions and participate in discussion.
Dr Malcolm Torry was in that room in Bedford Square. He is the Director of the Citizen’s Income Trust.
Biography: Dr Malcolm Torry is Director of the Citizen’s Income Trust and the author of Money for Everyone: Why we need a Citizen’s Income (Policy Press, 2013), 101 Reasons for a Citizen’s Income (Policy Press, 2015) and The Feasibility of Citizen’s Income (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). He has first degrees in economics and management, theology, philosophy and mathematics, as well as higher degrees in social policy and in theology. Dr Torry is a Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics.