Jon Stone, “Scrap benefits system and bring in universal ‘citizens wage’ basic income for everyone, think-tank recommends”

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The think-tank RSA has come out in support of giving every British citizen £3,692 a year (£71 a week) as a way to reduce poverty traps caused by the benefit system while also improving fairness. Stone’s article explains the ideological diversity of basic income supporters from the Green party to Milton Friedman, but he also includes some basic income naysayers like Declan Gaffney, who believes a basic income would promote worklessness.

Jon Stone, “Scrap benefits system and bring in universal ‘citizens wage’ basic income for everyone, think-tank recommends”, The Independent, 17 December 2015.

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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 the Universal Credit in the UK. Prior to LSE, he attended St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, and is originally from Decorah, Iowa.

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