GERMANY: Michael Bohmeyer Starts Crowdfunding Organization to Finance Individual Basic Incomes
Martin Bohmeyer, a 29-year-old web developer in Germany, has been living on a self-imposed basic income for the past half of a year. He crowdfunded this basic income and after seeing its effects firsthand, Bohmeyer is now crowdfunding even more to finance other peoples’ basic incomes. His initiative, “Mein Grundeinkommen” has already raised enough for almost two full basic incomes of €12,000 per year. Bohmeyer encourages his website visitors to submit their information to possibly be one of the winners of a basic income. The winners are to be chosen at random, but this project has generated responses from people saying what they would do with a basic income.
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“Should we all get €12,000 a year?” The Local, 25 July 2014.