The Weeks Update: Would a guaranteed income work?

Jan 25, 2017, 06:01 PM

The idea of basic income has been around since the 16th century. Recently, however, there has been a surge of interest in the concept, with Finland as one country currently trialing this form of guaranteed income for its citizens.

Can a society really operate when income is guaranteed? Is this the future of society? Share Radio's Simon Rose was joined by Guy Standing, co-founder of Basic Income Earth Network and a Research Associate at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and John Weeks, Share Radio's economics commentator, for the Weeks Update.