John Roughan: I’ve applied for a cash benefit I don’t need. NZ Herald
Actually John, as your Neoliberal brain well knows, New Zealand’s ‘Universal Basic Income’ for everyone over 65, unconditional of assets or income, is looked on with great envy by experts around the world. Imagine what it would do for our economy if we lowered the eligibility age down to 18 years of age. A basic income for everybody is being advanced by many experts and economists around the world as the only viable way of saving our capitalist economies in the face of massive and growing unemployment due to technological automation. In order for our economy to function people must have money to spend.