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HOFFMAN, Michael (2010), 'Utopia means free money for everyone'

HOFFMAN, Michael (2010), ‘Utopia means free money for everyone’, The Japan Times, October 17, 2010, available at

According to the author of this column, the idea of a basic income is startling, but not really new — only its slowly growing respectability is. “Cranks and visionaries have been playing with it for centuries. The name by which it’s lately known is not calculated to grab your attention. It almost seems calculated not to. “Basic income”: Who would see a potential revolution in that? And yet it’s there, scarcely a centimeter beneath the surface.”

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