Would a universal basic income really work?

We need some new, big and bold, ideas to tackle poverty and inequality.  I have done an earlier posting about the intriguing idea of a universal basic income.  I don’t know if this approach would work but I think we should try it.

There is a trial in Canada; there is a trial in Finland; and today’s “Guardian” newspaper reports on forthcoming trials in four local authority areas in Scotland.

Let’s see if it works and let’s be guided by the evidence – as we should with all social policy.


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