Basic income payment ‘key to resolving 21st century issues’

Basic income payment ‘key to resolving 21st century issues’

Universal benefit would reduce cost of bureaucracy and welfare system, conference hears

Dr Seán Healy director of Social Justice Ireland said: “(Basic income) has the potential to reduce bureaucracy dramatically and increase respect for care work while promoting entrepreneurship and engagement with education, among other things.” File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times The payment of a “basic income” allowance to everyone in Ireland regardless of means would reduce the cost of bureaucracy and potentially eliminate most of the social welfare system, a conference was told on Tuesday.

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