Tomlinson, a long-time member of BIEN, writes in this opinion piece that Australia should seriously entertain the idea of a basic income if their government is truly interested in cultivating an innovative society.  Adopting a basic income would, according to Tomlinson, unleash individual creativity and would drive the economy to be truly innovative.

John Tomlinson, “Universal Basic Income is the policy that an innovative society needs“, On Line Opinion, 15 January 2016.

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.