Should Citizens Get A Guaranteed Income Regardless Of Work?Play
Voters in Switzerland over the weekend rejected the idea of providing a proposal to give all citizens a basic income of about $2,500, regardless of employment. However, the idea continues to gain traction elsewhere - Finland is starting a pilot program that provides 10,000 adults a basic income, and in Oakland a tech company is also testing out the idea.
Here & Now's Robin Young talks with Derek Thompson of The Atlantic about what research says about how a basic income could work.
- Derek Thompson, senior editor at The Atlantic. He tweets @DKThomp.
This segment aired on June 6, 2016.