Can Guaranteed Income Save the World? I’m Neil Howard and I research Universal Basic Income (UBI). Ask Me Anything!
Hi, I’m Dr. Neil Howard from the University of Bath. I research Universal Basic Income, also known as ‘UBI’, ‘Basic Income’ or ‘Guaranteed Income’. I direct two large-scale UBI experiments in South Asia and am involved in UBI research around the world.
A Basic Income is a simple, regular, individual, and unconditional cash payment to help people survive and thrive in cash-based society. It is a policy proposal to transform social security and the world we live in.
Many of the problems we face come down to income insecurity: poverty, illness, crime, depression - all can be understood as symptoms of the precariousness that so many people have to live with.
Researchers argue that a Basic Income would make sure that all of us, no matter who we are or where we come from, have a secure financial floor on which to stand and build. Evidence suggests that this basic security would increase health, wellbeing, freedom, creativity, trust, connection, and social cohesion.
I’m happy to answer any questions related to basic income, to social security reform, and to social transformation. Ask Me Anything!