The Brief: Universal basic income

The Brief: Universal basic income

The Brief is a breakdown of the forces driving the headlines and what you can do to make a difference

Catch-up Universal basic income has been in the policy zeitgeist for a few years now. It’s essentially the idea that everyone in society gets an identical monthly payment from the government, regardless of wealth or income.

Where did it come from? UBI has been discussed as far back as the 16th century, but was first experimented with in the modern industrial world in the 1960s and 70s in the United States and Canada. In 2003, Brazil launched Bolsa […]

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