May 22, 2017

British Greens propose guaranteed income

Guardian - People could get a universal basic income and a shorter working week under plans proposed by the [British] Green party.

Launching the manifesto, Caroline Lucas, the party’s co-leader, said the proposals were “big, bold ideas to create a confident and caring country we can all be proud of”. Green party proposes scrapping all existing student debt Read more

A universal basic income is regarded by some on the left as a response to the robotisation of the workforce, which it is feared could replace lower-skilled jobs and exacerbate inequality

The Greens said the proposal would initially take the form of a government-sponsored pilot scheme and the phasing in a of a shorter working week.

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