Discussion around universal basic income – an unconditional cash payment given to all citizens regardless of wealth – has been framed in the context of the increasing automation of work.
But it's the global pandemic that has shown the feasibility of a basic income approach.
OUBS Academic Dr Charles Barthold explains what a basic income is, why the circumstances are right to test it now and why business should be involved in the debate.
Charles is a Senior Lecturer at The Open University Business School and a member of the Research into Employment, Empowerment and Futures (REEF) academic centre of excellence.
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