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Ireland 2029: Should Ireland introduce a universal basic income?

In this 30 minute podcast, the possibility of introducing an Universal Basic Income (UBI) in Ireland is analyzed, if it were introduced in a ten-year timespan. Lúí Smyth, representing the activist group Basic Income Ireland, talks about reasons to implement basic income, and how it could affect life in Ireland. Ian Golding, an economist, Oxford University professor and a regular Financial Times contributor, also features on the podcast, with his view on basic income and its relation to the Irish tax structure.

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Could a €200-per-week basic income make Irish people happier – and more motivated?“,, July 24th 2019

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One comment

  • james

    of course it should. when there is now 1 job to every 1000 applicants. it would also help budding upcoming entrepreneurs. people are being deprived like mad at the moment. people are being sacked for no reason. as jesus said feed the people. give. not take and deprive like the devil.

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