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Everyone’s talking about a ‘citizen’s income’ or ‘basic income’, but what on earth is it?

It sounds like a Utopian dream, but support for a flat, government-sponsored annual income is growing across the world. Exponents argue that it would reduce inherent inequities in the current system, and provide a secure platform for everyone to live a fulfilling, creative life. Watch this short new explainer video for a quick rundown of the basics!

Created with our RSA Animate collaborators, Cognitive Media.
Voiceover and script: Anthony Painter, RSA

Find out more about the RSA’s work on Universal Basic Income


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