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Universal Basic Income Floated to Counter UK's Austerity-Driven Cuts


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Universal Basic Income Floated to Counter UK's Austerity-Driven Cuts

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

The UK Labour Party is considering proposing a universal basic income that would be paid unconditionally to all citizens, news outlets reported on Wednesday.

According to The Independent, shadow chancellor John McDonnell said during a talk at the London School of Economics on Tuesday night that the party would not rule out unconditional pay for all members of society.


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Isn't this just an excuse to cut back the states obligations by saying "you already have your government paycheck now fend for yourself." How about uk does what every other western european country and walk back from austerity?


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This must be done before robots take over and everyone loses their jobs.


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Despite growing pains i think techno-socalism is a better system than what we have today?