It’s back to basics as radical concept of universal income starts to gain traction

A US presidential candidate is promoting an American version of an idea in which Willie O’Dea sees promise, but what about the cost?

17th November, 2019
Elon Musk, the co-founder and chief executive of the electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors

On visiting the website of US Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, one is quickly tasked with decoding something called “The Freedom Dividend”.

“It’s not left, it’s not right, it’s forward,” beams the presidential hopeful in one of several videos explaining the concept.

“My flagship proposal is a freedom dividend of $1,000 a month for every American adult, starting at age 18. This would create millions...

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