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Frances Coppola

The future of work and why we need a basic income

Meaning 2016

The idea of a ‘basic economic income’ is gathering momentum in a world where automation threatens the livelihood of many workers. Economic commentator Frances Coppola takes a deeper look at the concept, arguing that we must reinvent the very idea of work if we are to allow everyone to fulfil their potential.

Former banker Frances Coppola is a leading thinker on economics and a regular contributor to Forbes and the Financial Times. Disgusted by what she describes as a “shocking waste of human capital” in our society, she has become a passionate advocate for a universal basic income.