Foster young entrepreneurs with a basic income, ex-banker says

Coppola says move could give people ‘an incentive to take a risk’

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer @whytebarry
16th September, 2018
Frances Coppola: ‘People are motivated by the prospect of a better life’ Picture: Fergal Phillips

Universal basic income – the concept of a guaranteed income for all citizens regardless of means – could help Ireland to create a culture of indigenous entrepreneurship, according to one of its best known advocates.

Former banker Frances Coppola, who spent 17 years designing trading platforms for banks, was in Dublin over the weekend where she addressed a seminar organised by Basic Income Ireland and hosted by journalist and broadcaster Vincent Browne. She told The...

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