The Definition and Benefits of Universal Basic Income

In 1956, Harper Lee, a struggling writer, was presented with an interesting opportunity. Lee’s friends and family got together and presented her with an envelope. The envelope contained money equivalent to a year’s salary and a note reading “You have one year off from your job to write whatever you please” (“Universal Basic Income: The Answer to Automation?”). Lee accepted the money and took the year off from work to focus on writing. In this time, Lee was able to write To Kill a Mockingbird. Since then, Lee has received multiple awards for her writing and has sold many […]

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