Public support for a universal basic income is dependent on the way it is funded

Public support for a universal basic income is dependent on the way it is funded

The concept of a universal basic income has received increased attention since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. But what do the public think about the proposal? Drawing on a new study, Leire Rincón illustrates that a key factor affecting support for a universal basic income is the way it is funded, with more people likely to back the policy if it is funded by increasing taxes for those on higher incomes.

Support for a universal basic income is one of the key political puzzles of our time. This once utopian idea, mainly advocated by philosophers and writers, is […]

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