Have you heard of the idea of a Universal Basic Income? This is a very interesting development, particularly if you are a mature student, stay-at-home parent or carer, for example:
As the article states:
Economists on both left and right have argued for UBI as a source of personal empowerment, providing citizens with more choice over work, education, training, leisure and caring. Others argue that UBI would be too expensive and would be difficult to set at the right level, and believe higher spending on public services would work better.
What do you think about the idea of a Universal Basic Income to be paid to everyone?
What if the benefits system was scrapped, but instead everyone got this money? Would it make us lazy, or would it empower us to spend more time studying or doing things we love to do? Would you invest it, maybe spend it in the local community, or maybe just have a good time? Would you take more risks?
What would you do with this money?
Anyone here currently living, working or studying in Hull?