Basic Income: Case Studies

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In a previous post I wrote about basic income, the idea that everyone in a society receives money for simple expenses such as food and housing, regardless of whether they work or not. Trends in demographics and technology are driving the idea of and need for  basic income.

To many in the United States, this notion probably seems at least farfetched, if not lunacy. Where is basic income starting to appear? Mainly places where the demographic and technological trends are happening: United States, Germany, Netherlands, Finland, Switzerland.

Here is a roundup of some projects and referendums on basic income. Check them out:

I’m sure there are other examples of basic income projects. Do your own research–maybe a project is happening in your area or city. I’d love to hear about it.

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