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What happens when people win this basic income raffle? They have time to find meaning in their lives
Julia Hotz

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A nonprofit in Berlin tests the success of the Universal Basic Income structure, which is founded on the idea that a monthly stipend awarded to all...

Julia
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@hotzthoughts

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University of Cambridge

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Cambridge, UK

What happens when people win this basic income raffle? They have time to find meaning in their lives
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FastCompany

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Katherine
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