It is vital that Citizens benefit from plans for a basic income, says Record View

It is vital that Citizens benefit from plans for a basic income, says Record View

Record View Scotland could trial giving every citizen a basic income A basic income is simple in theory. If the state gives every citizen enough to live on as a right of citizenship, they will accept irregular, part-time work because they won’t lose welfare benefits if they do so.

The idea is at least two centuries old but it has become fashionable now as the increased use of robots to do quite sophisticated work will leave many citizens with little to do.

The Greens back the idea, so does the SNP conference, Labour’s John McDonnell is thinking about it and even […]

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