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Current Event May 27, 2016

Debate: Would a Universal, Basic Income Reduce Poverty?


Poverty is an ongoing problem that is difficult to solve. One charity is addressing global poverty in a new, unique way. It is planning to provide people living in poverty with guaranteed annual salaries for about a decade. The charity’s co-founder says that people living in poverty are capable of making smart decisions about how to spend their money. These salaries will enable the poor to take steps to improve their own lives. Listen to learn more about how “universal basic income” may change people’s lives for the better.

Economics Ethics

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AIR DATE: 04/24/2016


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