Universal basic income gains support during the pandemic
Maybe this is the time to consider how we can do better, not just for ourselves. Enjoy this DailyFind, love from CW!
In his 1516 fictional work, Utopia, the philosopher Thomas More describes a conversation between Portuguese traveller Raphael Nonsenso and the Archbishop of Canterbury, John Morton, in which the former argues that cash handouts provided by the state could reduce theft in the city of Antwerp. “No penalty on earth will stop people from stealing, if it is their only way of getting food,” Nonsenso says. “It would be far more to the point to provide everyone with somne [sic] means of livelihood.” This is thought to be the earliest written example of a concept that’s still considered radical […]