Public debate about the possibility and desirability of a basic income - a weekly payment for every citizen – is gathering pace. Is it feasible? Should we do it? With the RSA's research into the idea for the past year Anthony Painter, the RSA’s Director of Policy and Strategy, and a panel of experts present their thinking.
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A candidate in South Korea is proposing a basic income funded by a land value tax. See:
Although I agree with universal basic income as a short term fix, in the long term the removal of money from our social system is preferable. One problem which may result from UBI is increased consumerism and an increased drain on our planet. We may need to be talking about consumption in a negative way, rather than pushing for 'growth', as is currently the message from politicians.