Rutger Bregman, “Why we should give free money to everyone”
Author’s summary, “We tend to think that simply giving people money makes them lazy. Yet a wealth of scientific research proves the contrary: free money helps. It is time for a radical reform of the welfare state.”
Rutger Bregman, “Why we should give free money to everyone,” de Correspondent, December 2013 (undated). Translated from Dutch by Tabitha Speelman.
A shorter version of this piece was republished in the Washington Post, December 29, 2013: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/free-money-might-be-the-best-way-to-end-poverty/2013/12/29/679c8344-5ec8-11e3-95c2-13623eb2b0e1_story.html