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Is a Universal Basic Income Really Utopian?


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Is a Universal Basic Income Really Utopian?

Matt Bruenig

Mike Konczal had a wonderful piece at Wonkblog over the weekend in which he discusses the sadly-neglected policy idea known as the universal basic income (UBI). Under a UBI policy, every single person receives a minimum cash income from the government. The income would be unconditional and would not be affected by how much money individuals make elsewhere.