Every once in a while an idea surfaces that catches the imagination of the public, academics, policy wonks, economists, entrepreneurs and even some governments.

Universal Basic Income is one of those ideas and, after plenty of debate has, predictably, divided opinion into two opposing camps…There are those who think that a universal or unconditional basic income would result in disaster, as human beings can’t be trusted. The other camp feel that a universal basic income would liberate, allowing people to concentrate on the important things in life – not just earning a living…

Rutger Bregman is a writer who is widely acclaimed for his book Utopia for Realists. In it, he champions universal basic income and a fifteen-hour work week.

On this week’s show we travel to The Netherlands to ask him if the time for these ideas has arrived…

Tune into Renegade Inc. on RTUK, on Monday the 14 January at 7.30am, 1.30pm, 6.30pm and 11:30pm, or stay glued to the website for upcoming episodes.

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