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A basic income is an income, given or guaranteed by the Government to the citizens.Basic income is generally an unconditional basic income (OBi) meant. It is high enough to without luxury to live on. The height of the amount is made by the EU on 60% of the median income
Mathew Schmid, Total Freedom, joins Thom Hartmann. Movements for a basic income have been around for awhile in Europe - but now the idea is gaining traction right here in the US. To help the push for a basic income - Tree Media is working up a new documentary about basic income, titled "Total Freedom"
It's an old idea and one that has Belgian origins. In today's economic situation it has won a growing number of supporters. VRT News wanted to find out whether or not it was feasible and got some of the best experts to crunch the numbers.
One development rarely talked about in the mainstream media – and likely to take off over the next few decades – is the rise of automation; in robotics, computers and, perhaps, artificial intelligence.
'to work or not to work?' is such a silly question, we would be so much better off with a basic income.. "don't just work because you feel you need to, but do it to do what you love. [...] so let's provide this opportunity to everybody so that every single one of us can at least ask ourselves, not 'what do I need to do to survive?', but 'what do I want to do to live?'"
Three out of ten Dutch state ' spontaneously ' positive view of the basic income. This is shown by a poll by TNS-Nipo. Granted, who wants to change the world, must above all not too much attract polls. How many Dutch people were for gay marriage in 1950?
“Basic income shall be perceived as building a new system of income distribution suitable to the realities of Poland, of Great Britain, or any other country in the 21st century. In a context where wages will not go up on average.