Apr 8, 2014

Citizen Income on The Guardian

How about a 'citizen's income' instead of benefits?

We should look again at our welfare system and consider the idea of a citizen's or basic income - a minimum survival payment granted to everyone - in place of means-tested benefits
It is attracting hundreds of comments very quickly. A sample:
  • A citizen's income effectively says that all of us are worthwhile as humans, not just those who can earn a middle-class income and up.
    I have a feeling that eventually this will come to pass. I was just thinking that it would also probably result in an upsurge in arts participation, because it would constitute basic support for artists!

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