CASH Conference: Exploring Basic Income in a Changing Economy
10. 30. 2017
Two weeks ago, over five hundred people came to the inaugural CASH Conference in San Francisco. A diverse group of academics, organizers, artists, and practitioners met at the historic Old Mint, a building that once housed a third of our nation’s wealth.
Featured speakers such as Aisha Nyandoro of Springboard to Opportunity, and Saket Soni of National Guestworker Alliance and the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice shared a range of perspectives on how our economy isn’t working — and in some cases, has never worked — for some Americans.
Tim Hwang of the Ethics and Governance of AI Fund and Andy Stern, former President of the SEIU, spoke about the future of work in our automated future. Jane McGonigal led the audience in an exercise on why it is so hard to imagine our future selves and how that difficulty produces roadblocks in the potential of bold solutions that can transform our lives.