[Josh Martin]

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.

For more information, read the following links:

Should we all get €12,000 a year?The Local, 25 July 2014.

Mein Grundeinkommen home page

Should we all get €12,000 a year? (Source: The Local)

Should we all get €12,000 a year? (Source: The Local)

About Josh Martin

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Josh Martin is a recent graduate of the London School of Economics and Political Science where he received an MSc in Social Policy and Planning and wrote his dissertation on the universal basic income as a possible solution to the problems facing Universal Credit in the UK. Prior to LSE, he attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and is originally from Decorah, Iowa.