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Can a universal basic income help society?

Graham Watson

14th February 2019

The Economist looks at the notion of a universal basic income (UBI). In Stockton, California, a city with above-average unemployment, the Mayor has introduced an experiment to give 100 people $500 per month.

It's seen as way of getting money into the hands of the working poor, and reducing poverty, in a world where the future of work seems increasingly insecure.

Graham Watson

Graham Watson has taught Economics for over twenty years. He contributes to Tutor2U, reads voraciously and is interested in all aspects of Teaching and Learning.

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