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The Guarantee

The Guarantee: Natalie Foster and Solana Rice in conversation with Juliana Bidadanure

Please join us for a conversation with Natalie Foster, founder of Economic Security Project and author of The Guarantee (just released April 23) and Solana Rice, co-founder and co-executive director of Liberation in a Generation with Juliana Bidadanure, Associate Professor of Philosophy at NYU and founder and senior advisor to the Stanford Basic Income Lab, now part of the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality. This event is co-sponsored by the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society.

Where: Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, at 30 Alta Road on the Stanford campus

When: Tuesday, May 14, 2024 from 3:00-5:30 pm

  • Pre reception with light refreshments: 3:00-3:30pm

  • Speakers: 3:30-5:00pm

  • Post reception: 5:00-5:30pm

If you are interested in attending this event, please email Laura at

The Guarantee event speakers

From The Guarantee:

The Guarantee asks us to imagine an America where housing, health care, a college education, dignified work, family care, an inheritance, and an income floor are not only attainable by all but guaranteed, by our government, for everyone.


But isn’t this pie-in-the-sky thinking? Not by a long shot, as this provocative new book reveals. As it stands, our current economic system is chock full of government-backed guarantees, from bailouts to bankruptcy protection, to keep the private sector in business. So why can’t the same be true for the rest of us?





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