Neil McKeganey

Neil McKeganey

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Neil McKeganey

Neil McKeganey

Neil McKeganey Ph.D is the founding director of the Centre for Substance Use Research based in Glasgow. He is a sociologist by training and has written widely on drug use for both academic and more popular audiences.

Neil McKeganey

Should everyone be paid a basic income?

In a cavernous and cold Glasgow hall last week Prof Guy Standing from the famed School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London outlined the imperative of providing a basic income to all adults in Scotland – least I assume its all adults since I cant imagine he is proposing that such an income should be paid to every adult and every child. Whilst speaking for over 40 minutes Standing did not actually say how much money should be paid as a basic income -though he did say that the objection that society can’t afford it is non-sense. Listening to Standing you might end up thinking that society can’t afford not to pay a basic income.

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Drug use is becoming big business

In Colorado there are now more medical marijuana outlets than Starbucks, McDonalds and Seven Eleven’s combined. 

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