Basic Income – Creating the future today

A universal basic income is essential for the economy of the 21st century. It creates scope for development and entrepreneurship. It’s beneficial socially and economically. It allows to cope with the rapid changes through digitization and robotics. It increases intrinsic motivation, because people have a walk-away option. People who like their work, perform better. A universal basic income will come – sooner or later. Therefor many leading entrepreneurs and economists want to ask the questions a society with basic income will have to deal with already now. They are committed to advance the idea of an unconditional basic income in the present for the future.

Voices from economy

The following entrepreneurs and economists support the introduction of an unconditional basic income:

Albert Wenger (Venture Capitalist, Union Square Ventures)

"People mainly invest in innovations. And the major part of this innovations are in the field of automation. As more we invest in automation, so more we need to think about the future of labour and jobs.“ [...] „Equipped with a basic income, people start to do what...

read more

Sam Altman (Entrepreneur, President of Y-Combinator)

"I'm fairly confident that at some point in the future, as technology continues to eliminate traditional jobs and massive new wealth gets created, we're going to see some version of a basic income in the US on a national scale. It's important to start figuring this...

read more

Thomas Jorberg (Board, GLS Bank, Germany)

"Especially in the context of today's distribution problem the idea of basic income is interesting: There is a lot of work to be done, but the tasks do not find their way to the people who could do them. And many people do not find tasks that fulfill them – although...

read more

Dr. Thomas C. Flatt (President SwissICT)

"I am convinced that our society needs solutions to cope with the rapid changes that are currently happening due to IT and digitization. Unlike the much-quoted ‘industrial revolution’, the changes will come so fast, that our society will not be able to adjust its...

read more

Add your statement

14 + 13 =