Unconditional Basic Income

The European Citizens’ Initiative for an Unconditional Basic Income is based on the Article 25. of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights:

(1) Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.

Unconditional Basic Income aims to provide a safety-net to every citizen, unconditionally, by diminishing wealth inequalities (through financial and high-end taxation) and taxing luxury goods as well as polluting products and self-financing by cutting a long list of obsolete social services. It not only provides a solid cornerstone for the economy as it allows people to have more time to actually enjoy their lives, spend more time with their families and immerse themselves in the world of arts.

When it reaches worldwide scope, such a simple concept might be the first step to the society we all envision and hope for. Even those who don’t know it yet.

 

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