Cost of living crisis shows it is time for a universal basic income

Cost of living crisis shows it is time for a universal basic income

Raf Manji is a leader of the Opportunities Party and has a background in governance, finance and social enterprise.

opinion: In Budget 2022, the government announced that it would provide a one-time cash grant of $350 to 2.1 million New Zealanders as part of its response to the cost of living crisis.

For some reason, this direct cash grant unfairly excludes recipients of winter energy payments who are already in most need of financial aid.While the amount is small, it shows that the government can provide direct cash assistance when needed. Read more: * The NZ Reserve Bank is […]

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