Basic income

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Basic income is a term for a socialist policy where every resident of an area is guaranteed an income regardless of their employment status.

Various proposals for a universal basic income have been discussed in different countries, usually supported by the Left. For example, in 2016, voters in Switzerland rejected a proposal to enact a basic income by about 78%.[1] Finland began a pilot program in 2017 to study enacting a basic income, but it ended the program a year later.[2] Ontario's newly-elected conservative government also rejected a basic income pilot program in July 2018.[3]


  1. Swiss voters reject 'money for nothing' universal income proposal. Fox News (from the Associated Press). June 6, 2018. Retrieved April 25, 2018.
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  3. Singman, Brooke (August 1, 2018). Universal basic income ditched in Canada, even as US cities try welfare experiment. Fox News. Retrieved August 1, 2018.

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