How a citizens’ initiative ensures that 5 Amsterdammers receive a basic income

How a citizens’ initiative ensures that 5 Amsterdammers receive a basic income

Increasing economic inequality due to inflation and high gas prices: Denise Harleman can no longer bear it. Together with a number of other citizens, she voluntarily puts 80,000 euros in a pot to provide five Amsterdammers with a basic income for a year. “The Netherlands is a rich country, apparently we consciously choose to allow more than a million Dutch people to survive every day.” Denise Harleman – Leendert Vooijce “It started in corona time as a question,” says Harleman. “What does solidarity still mean today? I noticed that the word was talked about a lot, but always in […]

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