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The Cure for Poverty is Money

"Ideas can and do change the world," says historian Rutger Bregman, sharing his case for a guaranteed basic income. Learn more about the idea's 500-year history and a forgotten modern experiment where it actually worked, and imagine how much energy and talent we would unleash if we got rid of poverty once and for all.

Rutger Bregman is one of Europe's most prominent young thinkers. The 28-year-old historian and author has published four books on history, philosophy and economics. His book Utopia for Realists on universal basic income and other radical ideas has been translated into more than 20 languages.


This talk was presented at an official TED conference in 2017.

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Basic Income Changed My Life

Basic Income Changed My Life

Anne van Dalen describes the positive impact that the freedom and security of basic income had on her life.

Basic Income Plus

Basic Income Plus

Simon Duffy on why a system of basic income plus an appropriate disability benefit would be a significant improvement over the UK's current system of demeaning conditionality.

Citizen's Income: A Brief Introduction

Citizen's Income: A Brief Introduction

This valuable guide provides an introduction to Citizen's Income, or Basic Income, explaining what it means, how it would work and answering some common questions.

A Social Movement for Basic Income

A Social Movement for Basic Income

Bill Jordan describes how the idea of basic income inspired a pre-War social movement and wonders whether the same might emerge today.

A Fair Income

A Fair Income

Simon Duffy explains how the tax-benefit system can be reformed to promote citizenship and families.

Let's Scrap the DWP

Let's Scrap the DWP

Simon Duffy and John Dalrymple make the case for Basic Income Security - a system to integrate and reform the current tax and benefit systems.

Basic Income is About Freedom

Basic Income is About Freedom

Anne van Dalen explains why basic income is about freedom - the chance to explore what you want to do and escape the tyranny of the benefit system.