Dr. Sarath Davala from Hyderabad, India, Chaiof the Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN), brings in his presentation at the FRIBIS Annual Conference 2022 the current crises together with the universal unconditional basic income (UBI). For him, the UBI is the necessary -not utopian -societal basis for overcoming the challenges.
For his presentation he focuses on the crisis of the concept of work, the equation of work and income with gainful employment, the takeover of jobs by technology, the socio-political crisis, the ethical, moral, cultural crisis and the climate crisis. It also includes the crisis between the state and the people. Do we need a new social contract? The UBI would be this necessary new social contract.