Would the policy’s own success make funding it through income tax impossible?
For such a simple idea, Basic Income has a complex web of alternative names. Here are some of the other names for Basic Income, including Universal Basic Income and Citizen’s Income, plus a quick guide to what is and what isn’t BI.
Far from an aberration, Universal Basic Income would be part of a proud British tradition, and critics should stop pretending otherwise. Like services, universal payments have proved an important part of British political culture.
Up to now, suggestions for Universal Basic Services have been anything but universal. We take a look at what a genuinely universal Universal Basic Services would look like.
Universal Basic Services is a good group of policies lumped together under a misleading name – compared to the transformative potential and simplicity of Universal Basic Income it cannot compete in its current form.
Scotland has put its constitutional questions behind it for the time being to focus on truly radical ideas that could improve the lives of its people. From Holyrood to the grassroots, new ideas offer exciting possibilities.
As people around the world react against complex systems, simplicity is key. And a universal basic income couldn’t be simpler.
As more jobs get taken over by robots, humanity will need a Universal Basic Income to secure its future.
A universal basic income could give people a greater amount of choice about their careers.
2016 could see the first country to introduce a basic income for all.