What if the state provided everyone with a basic income?

Apparently a few trials are getting underway, or proposed, in various countries. It’d be very interesting to see the results of such a trial. Canada is also giving it a go.

With social welfare coming under increasing financial and political pressure, some see basic income as an obvious solution. Providing a basic income can actually be cheaper than existing welfare systems, mainly because a uniform payment provided to all is cheaper to implement and monitor.