Universal Basic Income and Radical Populism: Making the Link

Jan 4, 2017 | 11:56 GMT

What would people do with free money?

What would people do with free money?

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What will it take to eliminate poverty? Given enough time, market forces might be sufficient. But another approach could accelerate the process: a guaranteed basic income. Before rejecting this idea out of hand as a lefty redistribution scheme, consider that it has support from conservatives from Milton Friedman to Charles Murray. While hardly in the mainstream yet, the concept of a guaranteed basic income has a long history, and it is gaining adherents around the world....

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