Listen to Professor John Quiggin discussing universal basic income in connection with the covid-19 crisis. the Australian government has introduced a job keeper allowance of $1,500 a fortnight for 6 months. is this a keynesian UBI or is it away of changing Australia's workforce y shedding vulnerable and older workers. Note that the job keeper payment is to employers and not to workers. note also that the $130 billion dollar cost of the scheme may be reduced by inflation down the track.