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Income for all

Could adopting unconditional basic income end poverty?

Switzerland could soon adopt an Unconditional Basic Income or UBI which means every adult national would receive a monthly paycheck of approximately $2,800 from the government. The money is guaranteed regardless of employment status. Proponents say UBI would end poverty. Opponents worry it would harm Switzerland’s competitiveness.

In this episode, The Stream speaks with:

Stanislas Jourdan @basicincomeEU
Coordinator, Unconditional Basic Income Europe

Ash Navabi @ashnavabi
Blogger, Mises Institute Canada

Enno Schmidt
Co-founder, Basic Income Initiative, Switzerland

Francine Mestrum @FMestrum
Founder, Global Social Justice

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