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...

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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...

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Rachel Presser (CEO, Sonic Toad Media LLC)

"America loses out on so much innovation and creativity because people are stuck literally being wage slaves, and not encouraged to take a risk on starting a business but to take risk that their employment actually pays a living wage and is secure.  So many...

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Josef Brusa (CEO, BRUSA Elektronik AG, Switzerland)

"Products are currently not produced primarily with labor, but with energy, resources, and common goods. But these belong to all people. And then, there is no reason why not all people should share the profit which is created out of something that belongs to everyone....

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Andreas Materne (Owner, Materne Training, Munich)

"I am for a basic income because it opens the opportunity for more people to realize their talents and pursue their individual passion. I believe that this step will lead to more life-satisfaction for the people as they would experience more meaningfulness in their...

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Joren de Wachter (COO, seats.io, BE)

"We have the historic opportunity to abolish poverty. We can easily afford it. By eliminating insecurity of basic income, we can unleash the potential of everyone. People do not want to be lazy, they want purpose, autonomy and improvement. Basic income will lead us...

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Indira Bektas (Owner, Indira Travel, NL)

"I've been supporting UBI for years now, and will keep on supporting until we all get it. It' s just the right thing to do, welfare system now is not working and it needs to be replaced with more humane solution. The effects of UBI will go much furthter then most can...

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Richard Eisler (Founder and CEO, Comparis.ch)

"We need the unconditional basic income, because otherwise the fear of job losses will lead to a flood of new laws that would destroy the additional value of technological progress: Self-driving trucks and taxis would only be allowed to be on the road with a driver....

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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...

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Lisa Zoth (Co-Founder of Dark Horse Innovation, Berlin)

 "As an innovation agency, we at Dark Horse know, that new things come up when serenity and opportunity meet each other. With an unconditional basic income more people would gain more serenity and enable them to open their eyes for their possibilities. As a company we...

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Simon Hirter (CEO Jet Boat Interlaken GmbH, Switzerland)

“Besides the upcoming robotization I support the unconditional basic income, because it will promote the innovative spirit of Switzerland and its citizens, and because it takes away existential and give the power back to the citizens, because it reduces bureaucracy...

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Vladimir Nikolić (CEO at Limundo Ltd., Serbia)

"A Basic Income will not only free people and have a higher level of dignity, it will also speed up the development of ideas. Why? Today people are used for jobs which exist just to keep people working, costing the companies and government money, while at the same...

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Jeff Krimmel (Founder, STEM to Business, USA)

"A basic income reinforces the fabric of society. It frees us to think deeply, and compassionately, about why we're here, and what we're meant to accomplish. We can make a more deliberate contribution, which will strengthen our institutions. It's a virtuous cycle,...

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Martin Koeppelmann (Co Founder and CEO of Gnosis)

"A basic income paves the road towards a future of abundance. It will remove poverty and insecurity and strengthen creativity and entrepreneurship. It is at the same time the most efficient and beautiful policy solution to develop society further." More:...

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Aurel Greiner (Co-founder revendo.ch, Switzerland)

"To do that professionally, what one likes to do is not only beautiful but also highly efficientl in economic terms. The platform Revendo.ch was created when I made my hobby become my job. I did what I was able to do well. I did, what I found useful to do. But much...

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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...

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Prof. Dr. Moshe Vardi (AI expert at Rice University, USA)

"Our current economic system requires people to either have wealth or to work to make a living, with the assumption that the economy creates jobs for all those who need them. If this assumption breaks down — and progress in automation is likely to break it down, I...

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Josef Zotter (Founder and CEO of Zotter Chocolate, Austria)

"We need new approaches such as the abolition of pensions in their current form and the introduction of an unconditional basic income. I say: Stop “work” and begin to live. At this point the question arises, where the chef actually belongs to and how to recognize his...

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Lissi Reitschuster (Board MANEMO eG, Germany)

To meet the urgent global challenges, we need every quantum of potential and commitment of people. Fears in their different facets are the strongest opponents of change towards a desirable future on this planet. If we can counteract these fears of social decline with...

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Janis Zech (Co-Founder & COO, Fyber / RNTS Media)

"As an international entrepreneur in the tech industry, I see that old ways of working are inappropriate to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. An unconditional basic income can bring the urgent needed changes. For the future, for more motivation and better...

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Georg Schürmann (CEO triodos Bank, Germany)

"How will human labour looks like in future? Especially in the context of the increasing digitization and the take-over of labour by robots and software? At the same time disparities between rich and poor become larger. This is why we need new social policies that...

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Denis Bartelt (CEO and Co-Founder, startnext.com)

"I strongly believe that an unconditional basic income is able to set free a creative potential in every human being.  It must be a main challenge of our 21st century societies to unlock this potential. I see a basic income as the only answer to the ongoing...

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Paul Nikkel (Founder, Quidco, HUKD, Pepper.com)

"Unconditional basic income is the rare public policy which can be accused of being both: utopian and fiscally rational. It unites the vision of a transparent, slim and logical government platform with the social purpose of supporting citizens in their pursuit of a...

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Waldemar Zeiler (CEO, Vladiglobe Ventures)

„Unconditional Basic Income is a fascinating experiment comparable with a start-up. Of cause the risks are high but if it succeeds the adavantages are considerably greater. A lot of the current societal and economical challenges would be solved. Therefore this...

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Philip Siefer (Founder & CEO, Unicorn, Berlin)

„We need innovation more than anything. To enable people we have to take away boundaries that stop them. At the same time we can save so much money for pensions, unemployment and college funds. Through a basic income, there would be a new form of free-will and...

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Rainer Voss (former investmentbanker)

„As Dostojewski said: Money is minted freedom ! The flip side is, that the absence of money means bondage …. an unconditional basic income is no odd leftist concept but an economic necessity. It is an important building block to achieve equality of opportunity, which...

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Thomas Bruch (CEO, Globus Holding)

„A basic income has many aspects, which are worth to get seriously evaluated by our society: May a unconditional basic income become the crucial keystone for a sustainable social system? May it provide autonomy to citizens, instead of being supplicators of public...

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Jan Bredack (Founder and owner, Veganz)

„I think everyone, (without any distinction) should get 1000 Euro monthly. Therefore, we need an unconditional basic income . No one should have to work in order to survive, but in order to get involved in and contribute to...

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Bernd Roggendorf (Founder and CEO, Ableton AG)

"We are heading towards a future, where only a small group of highly skilled and educated people will have the possibility to prosper by their own work. The basic income is a very important way to secure social equality by creating free spaces for self-education -...

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