ANGELA WEISSGetty Universal basic income (UBI), sometimes known as guaranteed income, would provide a regular payment to citizens whether they were in work or not . Amounts vary but it would work as a direct debit to people’s accounts. The idea behind it is that it would decrease poverty and prevent homelessness by giving everyone money to subsist. Outside of raw economics it would give people the chance to work less and live more fulfilling lives in being able to choose jobs they want to do rather than what they have to do to survive.
“For the first time in […]