Tuesday, 25 January, 2022
TopicUniversal Basic Income

Topic: Universal Basic Income

What we know and what we don’t know about universal basic income

The debate on Universal Basic Income is often polarised and rooted in selective data. Trials show it performs in both stable and volatile settings.

Does universal basic income make us lazy? German study with ‘doppelgangers’ promises answers

The study is a step in the right direction to answer some of the big questions about universal basic income, which just might be an ideal policy tool for recessions.

120 Germans will get 1,200 Euros a month, new study checks if Universal Income really works

Supporters say it would reduce inequality and improve well-being, while opponents argue it would be too expensive and discourage people from going to work.

Basic income for poor demands subsidy cuts, a step govts in India are unlikely to take

If no effort is made to consider how a minimum income guarantee is financed, then the expenditure would lead to cuts in public investment & higher borrowing.

Politics can distort the intent and value of a universal basic income scheme

If practicalities dictate that India’s tenuous social protection framework be sacrificed at the altar of a basic income, then it can actively undermine the social contract.

On Camera

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Representative image of Army | ANI

Central Vista, old army uniforms—why this year’s Republic Day parade is a source of pride

Days of Mughal or British glory are over. Central Vista is Indian govt's modern structure, and uniforms are sources of pride.
A Chinese flag being raised in the Lujiazui Financial District of Shanghai | Photo: Qilai Shen | Bloomberg

India among Asian destinations for investors fleeing Chinese real estate debt crisis

Both Goldman Sachs & CreditSights consider Indian companies attractive. While the first recommends high-yield renewables, the latter considers financial firms to well shielded here.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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