The universal income, a measure possible?

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Listen to They were talking about money. For this episode, we discuss the universal income with Ianik Marcil, independent economist and author.


The economy ahead, always seeking to grow. Its movement speeds up, and grabs the ordinary people who do not necessarily wish to move, who want to live decently where they are, where have lived their parents, and where they will raise their children.

Here now, there tomorrow, as yesterday.

And the technology also made leaps forward, with the automation. The robots grow gradually the worker out of the factory and the ticket machines push the cashiers to the exit.

The number of jobs is therefore likely to decrease, and the stock exchanges of the households also.

The liberal society, built around the labour and consumption, will need to adapt to his system endures, despite the flaws.

In response, thinkers of all persuasions have proposed a measure: the universal income or basic income, or the allocation money earned by every citizen unconditionally, and who could relatively offset the loss of income.

At the same time, some dream of a future where the human would have the choice between wage labor and an alternative activity. Without falling necessarily in idleness, man could live as he wants without worrying about survival.

But what is the propriety of such a measure? Why implement it? And is this only possible?

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