CAFÉ-DÉBAT - Mardi 06/02/18 Should We Replace the Benefits System with a Universal Basic Income?

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DATE / LEVELS

  • Tuesday, Feb 06, 2018
  • Intermediate to Advanced

TIME / VENUE

  • From 19h00 to 20h30
  • Aix and Marseille

TEACHERS

  • Sarah Belli (Aix)
  • Rod Mella (Marseille)

QUESTIONS FOR DEBATE

Why should we offer a universal basic income?
Would this system work in France?
If we implement this system, can we replace our social security?
Do you think it will promote laziness?
Will people abuse this system?
What are the benefits and drawbacks?
What countries are better suited for it?
Is it more feasible in smaller Scandinavian countries than in larger European ones?
To whom should it be targeted?
Why aren't current social security systems working?
Why can’t pilot projects accurately reflect the full introduction of a universal system?
How much should a person receive per month?
Should people be obliged to search for a job?

 

 

VOCABULARY

attract (v)
basic income
behavioral effects
benefit conditions
benefits (n)
channel (v)
developing countries
distribute (v)
distribution system
experiment (v)
Globalization
income
laziness
pilots
recipients
salary
share (v)
social security
support
technological change
test (v)
wage
welfare
well-known
win the argument

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SUGGESTED SEARCH WORDS FOR THIS SUBJECT

European social security systems
minimum income
Universal Income countries
welfare abuse

SUGGESTED WEBSITES FOR MATERIALS

https://www.bbc.co.uk/
https://www.youtube.com/?gl=GB
www.guardian.co.uk
www.independent.co.uk
www.nytimes.com

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