The year 2017 has been a watershed year for basic income, as multiple governments and private research groups have independently conceived and launched experimental trials of closely related policies. This article reviews the experiments that are being launched or well along the path.
It is better to have enough financial security to work for no pay than to receive payment directly for the same work — or, at least, this has been my own experience as a volunteer in the basic income community.
A job-unconditional basic income guarantee was simply a part of the life to which I grew accustomed as a young adult. Here’s how this experience has influenced my hopes and expectations concerning basic income.