The world’s largest basic income pilot is being run in Kenya by the charity Give Directly. The study involves over 6000 people, and will run over 12 years with the intention of testing the long-term efficacy of unconditional basic income schemes in a developing country context.
As automation, robotics and artificial intelligence threaten a growing number of jobs, the question of future livelihoods in both emerging economies and developed ones is prompting policy makers to take alternatives seriously.
What social pressures might basic income help to alleviate? What risks could it help to mitigate? What other potential benefits and pitfalls do you foresee?