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"National Basic Income" a "Living Room Conversation"

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What would happen if we had a National Basic Income (NBI)?  Every citizen of the country is guaranteed to receive money, regardless of circumstances.  This idea has been around for a few decades as a potential solution to ending poverty.  It has also been championed as a way to reduce social programs and government bureaucracy.  In the spring of 2016, Switzerland voted down a referendum on this, but Finland is drafting a plan which will be presented via referendum in late 2016.  While some fear automation will shrink available jobs, others see NBI as a way to stimulate the economy.  We invite you to engage in a little dreaming about what our future could be. Thursday 3:00 PM EDT/Noon PST on Coffee Party Radio