Aida Martínez Tinaut (Spain) in conversation with Nico Andreas Heller
Catalonia’s UBI pilot scheme: The view from the engine room.
The Government of Catalonia is planning to pilot a universal basic income scheme. The scheme will be launched in the first half of next year and will run for two years. About 5,000 people chosen randomly from various locations will participate.
Aida, who works at the Office of the Pilot Plan to Implement Universal Basic Income as a data analyst, regularly contributes to public debates about universal basic income. In this interview she will talk about the reasoning behind this initiative, how that reasoning has influenced its design and explain in what way this scheme differs from previous universal basic income pilot schemes.
John Davenport (USA) in conversation with Nico Andreas Heller
If the American Democracy Is broken, Can It Be Fixed?
John is a professor of philosophy at Fordham University in New York. He teaches and writes on topics in political philosophy, ethics, existentialism and moral psychology and on some topics in philosophy of religion. He is the author of A League of Democracies – a plan to meet rising threats from Russia and China – and is currently working on a number of new books.
In this dialogue John will reflect on the 2022 midterm elections in America and talk about his latest book in which he writes about the need for deep constitutional reform to fix the American federal system.
More information about John Davenport and his work is available here.
Robert C. Hinkley (Australia) in conversation with Nico Andreas Heller
Re-designing the Corporation: Giving It a Conscience
Bob is an American attorney who specializes in corporate law generally and corporate financing specifically. From 2012 to 2020, he provided critical assistance to the US Department of Justice in connection with investigations that recovered more than $US 65 billion from more than a dozen banks for illegal behaviour that led to the financial crisis of 2008.
In this dialogue Bob talks about his idea to improve corporate behaviour by amending the duty of directors in corporate laws throughout the world. Bob calls this idea, the Code for Corporate Citizenship. Existing law provides that directors must “act in the best interests of the corporation.” The Code would add “but not at the expense of the environment, human rights, public health and safety, dignity of employees or welfare of the communities in which the corporation operates.”