Facilitator Judy Paul engaged a group of interested citizens during a conversation on the logistics of basic income on Feb. 8. /EMILY STONEHOUSE Staff “Poverty isn’t a lack of character; it’s a lack of cash.” That is the concept presented by historian Rutger Bregman during a 2017 TED Talk on basic income. The concept of universal basic income (BI) is that all residents would receive a guaranteed income through unconditional transfer payment. This would mean that members of the population would not have to prove anything to be deserving of a life above the poverty line.
This concept was […]
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