July 30, 2020

'We all need to do what we can' - Professor John Quiggin

'We all need to do what we can' - Professor John Quiggin

Professor John Quiggin (pictured) is a professional economist, a self-declared socialist and a fellow who recognises the reality that most of us will never have a huge individual impact on national affairs but urges us to all do what we can to shape the national conversation.
The professor, from the University of Queensland, advocates for a Liveable Income Guarantee,  a similar but different version of the Universal Basic Income, both things I am eager to hear about and so if you have a view, please send me an email at r.mclean7@icloud.com and if I receive sufficient replies, I'll create a new episode as I feel the social justice implicit in these schemes will impact on the climate crisis.
Although uncomfortable with the present economic system, Professor Quiggin says we must work with it as the impacts of the climate crisis will be upon us before we can change the system - yes, we don't have time.