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Archive for January 3rd, 2014

  • The Economic Case for a Universal Basic Income (Part 1 of a series)

    The news that Switzerland will hold a referendum on a proposal to provide every citizen with an unconditional grant of 2,500 Swiss francs a month (about $2,800) has sparked renewed interest in the old idea of a universal basic income (UBI). Under such a program, the government would not just top up the incomes of […]

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