If all German adults received €1,000 a month no strings attached, they would live happier lives. That's the theory at least. But opponents say universal basic income would only encourage laziness. We hear both sides of the argument.
A labor experiment in Germany will see 250 people receive welfare payments with no questions asked for three years. Could it be the first step on the road to a universal basic income?
Conspiracy theories are gaining a lot of traction in enlightened, democratic societies. The phenomenon is finding many adherents in Europe, specifically Hungary, as political scientist Peter Kreko tells DW.
Ahead of Labor Day on May 1, trade union leaders in Germany have said the concept of an unconditional basic income for all citizens has serious flaws. They said it would be the wrong answer to ongoing digitalization.
Berlin Mayor Michael Müller wants Germany to introduce what he terms a solidarity-based basic income. While some say his label isn't accurate, the plan throws critical light on the country's welfare program, Hartz IV.
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