UBI trials begin: We say – fight for socialism!

UBI trials begin: We say – fight for socialism!

A ‘micro-pilot’ trial of Universal Basic Income (UBI) is underway in Britain, to measure the impact of such a policy on people’s lives. These trials will see 30 people unconditionally receive £1,600 per month, over the course of two years.

Some on the left look to UBI as a solution to the contradictions of capitalism. With advances in automation threatening to make millions unemployed, it is suggested that the state should provide everyone with a guaranteed income, and that this should be funded through huge taxes on the ultra-rich.

UBI’s supporters argue that it could reduce working hours without […]

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