This article discusses the upcoming basic income experiment in Utrecht, the Netherlands, and compares it to the Canadian ‘Mincome’ project in Dauphin, Manitoba in the 1970s. Many questions still persist about basic income, and hopefully Utrecht will address some of them.

Maria Sanchez Diez, “A Dutch city is giving money away to test the ‘basic income’ theory”, Quartz, 30 June 2015.

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.