Earth & Conservation

Should Governments Pay A Basic Income?

As income inequality rises, economists are debating the benefits of basic income. So what would it mean to institute a basic income?

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The Basic Income Guarantee: Simplicity, but at What Cost? (cato-unbound.org)
"In theory, a universal basic income offers an intriguing alternative to our current dysfunctional welfare state. "

Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs (simplypsychology.org)
"Maslow wanted to understand what motivates people."

The Town With No Poverty (public.econ.duke.edu)
"The idea of a Guaranteed Annual Income (GAI) is once again receiving attention from
policy and decision-makers at local, provincial and national levels."

Paying everyone a basic income would kill off low-paid menial jobs (theguardian.com)
"You take a large chunk of a country's tax revenues and pay people a few thousand pounds a year to do nothing."