Free income

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Free income (FI) is our term for referring to income that is free of any qualification requirement. The idea is more commonly known as universal basic incomeA (UBI), basic income guaranteeA (BIG), basic minimum incomeA (BMI), guaranteed incomeA, unconditional incomeA, basic incomeA, and other variants.


  • A citizen dividend is a type of free income that derives from national productivity.
  • objections to UBI policies
  • We initially tried to finely classify various subtypes and attributes of free income; those classifications have been archived.


APF, the Cherokee fund, Iranian UBI project,




  • Wikipedia: basic income
  • Conservapedia: basic incomeConservapedia is an unreliable source. is "a socialist policy where every resident of an area is guaranteed an income regardless of their employment status."
    • "According to the France-based Public Services International and the Britain-based New Economics Foundation – left-of-center organizations – universal basic income does not work well in practice." - NEF may be left-of-center, but the article they cite is in the right-leaning Epoch Times. The report offers a very thoughtful critique of UBI and raises many points, some more dubious than others, which need to be examined. Saying that the report concludes that they "don't work", however, is a bit of a misrepresentation.
  • RationalWiki: basic income
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