Diana Popescu (Department of Political Economy, King’s College London) joins the Counterintuitive Series of the Governance Podcast this week to argue that Universal Basic Income – the state giving money to everybody, for free, and unconditionally – is a realistic and desirable policy, one that governments around the world should take seriously.

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The Guest

Dr Popescu works on distributive justice, recognition theory, and the relation between the two with respect to recognition struggles, disability rights, minority discrimination and social exclusion. She received her PhD from the London School of Economics, where she worked as a Fellow in Government from 2014 until 2017. She is also interested in public policy, and has contributed to projects aimed at assessing progress in combating the social exclusion of the Romani minority within the European Union. Her current research interests include discrimination theory, post-truth, and applications of recognition struggles to social polarisation.