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A basic income (also called unconditional basic income, basic income guarantee, universal basic income, universal demogrant, or citizen’s income) is a form of social security system in which all citizens or residents of a country regularly receive an unconditional sum of money, either from a government or some other public institution, in addition to any income received from elsewhere.

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How Switzerland has significantly high cost of living as compared to its neighboring countries?

Despite being a small country (area-wise), how Switzerland can sustain a high cost of living? I get the logic that the pay of employees would be proportionally higher, so they can sustain a high ...
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What are the differences on the impact of a universal basic income from a liberal and a keynesian point of view?

A classmate asked me this and I have no idea how to approach the question. How would I even describe the effects of the universal basic income on the labour market from a Keynesian point of view?
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Do the benefits of a UBI outweigh the additional cost of increased taxes for companies?

Suppose that a country starts giving a universal basic income (UBI) to each of its citizens. I assume that in order to finance this, the state would have to raise taxes on businesses and on people ...
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General equilibrium papers on universal basic income

Are there any microeconomics or general equilibrium articles on universal basic income? Papers dealing with general wealth transfer mechanisms where a basic universal income would be a subset of the ...
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How is workforce guaranteed in basic income system?

After reading an article on wiki and watching the Ted video on basic income system in a society and even M.Zuckerberg talks about it, nobody really addresses the issue of the workforce availability. ...
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Economic effects of a Commons Capital Depository

Yanis Varoufakis (Ιωάννης Βαρουφάκης) proposes to fund a universal basic income (UBI) using dividends from a commons capital depository, essentially channeling a percentage of shares issued at an ...
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UK: Minimum salary over a lifetime required to outweigh your education, NHS, etc

Has anyone ever attempted to work this out? You would need over a lifetime average number of operations average number of doctor visits cost of an education up to the age of (for example) 16 ...
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Wouldn't an unconditional basic income lead to an inflation that negates its effect? [duplicate]

There are several version and denomination for a basic income. In this question, I will call unconditional basic income the situation were all citizens of a country receive regularly a lump-sum of ...
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How much inflation will changes to official wage benchmarks cause?

For example, right now Livable Wage hovers around \$20 an hour. That's around \$40,000 a year. Let's say the US somehow will give \$50,000 a year as a "Guaranteed basic income". How high will the "...
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Is an unconditional basic income pleasurable idea or it cannot be achieved? [duplicate]

I would like to know if you can tell me, what are economical theories that are in support of this kind of social system if any? Can this system be efficient?
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Does this conditional increase in income affect a budget line in the same way as an unconditional increase in income would?

It's been awhile since I've taken introductory microeconomics. I remember increases in income move budget line outward. What if the increases have some condition? The problem: Jill has $I$ to ...
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Can budget lines be discontinuous?

It's been awhile since I've taken introductory microeconomics. I read budget lines can be discontinuous awhile ago but am suspicious as to such a concept being discussed in intro micro classes ...
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Has income inequality ever been solved in societies in the past in terms of what people make to cost of living? [closed]

One thing I've seen many on here whether life style is increasing or poor's wealth is, income inequality in terms of things like food, water, healthcare keep going up, but wages aren't keeping up. ...
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Finland plans to give every citizen 800 euros a month and scrap benefits. Will it become successful? [closed]

Finland plans to give every citizen 800 euros a month and scrap benefits. Will it become successful? http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/finland-plans-to-give-every-citizen-800-euros-a-...
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Economic Model: Incentive Compatible Market Economy that Satisfies Basic Needs

The capitalism system relies on a monetary system for exchange of goods and services. This appears to cause a large number of problems. For example, we shun those that don't have money. Is there an ...
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The Case for Basic Income in developed and underdeveloped countries

From what I can tell, the idea of the basic income guarantee is very popular in some circles as an excellent alternative to a lot of modern welfare systems. Has anybody developed a theoretic or ...
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Is a universal basic income possible in the United States?

Is a universal basic income or unconditional demogrant possible in the United States? (For the sake of specificity I have focused the question on the US, though the question is certainly interesting ...
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Is foreign-financed Basic Income Guarantee inflationary?

The question came up on comments in Politics.SE: Situation: A government of a country sets up an unconditional Basic Income Guarantee (defined as monthly payments to EVERY resident, unconditionally,...