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Scotland may adopt a universal basic income scheme that would guarantee a cash payment of up to £150 a week to its citizens for the rest of their lives, Nicola Sturgeon has said.
The premise of Universal Basic Income (UBI) is pretty simple: give people a monthly cash injection to cover living expenses such as food, transport, clothes, and utilities, regardless of their income, social status, or anything else for that matter. No questions asked.
Trials for basic income are already in the pipeline in other parts of Europe: Small government pilots in Holland and Finland next year will test whether the idea delivers any of its mooted benefits, although Switzerland voted against introducing the scheme in a June referendum.
originally posted by: starwarsisreal
a reply to: nOraKat
There's another name for Universal Income, it's called welfare.
I think it would be more acceptable if people are required to community service as a form of contributing to society.