Three reasons universal basic income pilots haven’t led to policy change – despite their success

Three reasons universal basic income pilots haven’t led to policy change – despite their success

Yulia Grigoryeva / Shutterstock Chris Taylor does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.

Universal basic income – a tax-free, unconditional sum of money regularly given to everyone in a society – has repeatedly been shown to help the most vulnerable groups in society. Numerous successful trials have found that basic income, whether given to everyone or specific groups or communities, improves health, life satisfaction, trust in others and employment opportunities among participants.

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