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15 Jan, 2018 15:35

Universal Basic Income - utopian or real?

Universal Basic Income is one of those ideas that catches the imagination of the public, academics, policy wonks, economists, entrepreneurs and even some governments.

But the debate has divided opinion into two opposing camps: those who think that an unconditional basic income would result in disaster, as human beings can’t be trusted; and those who believe it would liberate us from simply working for a living.

Host Ross Ashcroft travels to the Netherlands to meet the writer Rutger Bregman, whose widely acclaimed book, ‘Utopia for Realists,’ champions Universal Basic Income and a 15-hour work week. We discuss whether the time for these ideas has arrived…

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