How we pay for a universal basic income – Whiteboard Wednesday.

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Lots of people like the idea of an Unconditional Basic Income (UBI), but can we afford it as a nation?

In this Whiteboard Wednesday Geoff looks at the three parts of the Big Kahuna package – Unconditional Basic Income, Flat Tax and Comprehensive Capital Income Tax – and sets out how the numbers add up.

There are lots of different combinations of UBI and tax rates that could make it work, but in this video we just look at the one which is closest to where we are now.

How we pay for a universal basic income – Whiteboard Wednesday. was last modified: December 15th, 2015 by Gareth Morgan
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Gareth Morgan is a New Zealand economist and commentator on public policy who in previous lives has been in business as an economic consultant, funds manager, and professional company director. He is also a motorcycle adventurer and philanthropist. Gareth and his wife Joanne have a charitable foundation, the Morgan Foundation, which has three main stands of philanthropic endeavour – public interest research, conservation and social investment.