Dec 17, 2012

The Citizen’s Income | Make Wealth History

The Citizen’s Income | Make Wealth History

This is a long article about the many versions of citizen income or basic income. The most important point is here:

"A citizen’s income recognises that we’re all shareholders in our natural capital. We all suffer when it is abused, so why shouldn’t we all benefit when it is used well? One of the key ways to fund the citizen’s income is to levy a price on the commons. Businesses that use shared resources pay for the privilege, and those of us that are stakeholders in those resources are compensated. In that sense, the citizen’s income is not a universal benefit, but a dividend in our shared national wealth."

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