Universal basic income

Universal basic income

What if … the state provided a proper safety net for all of its citizens? Most people would agree that this is indeed the state’s role, yet the failings of the current system can be seen all around us. Think of those evicted from their homes for non-payment of rent or mortgage, those queuing at food banks and soup kitchens, those who wish to go out to work but cannot due to prohibitive childcare fees: the list goes on.

Although it is most definitely not a panacea for all of society’s ills, an unconditional/universal/citizen’s basic income/grant – call it what […]

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