Is universal basic income a good idea? This is Money podcast
Universal basic income is a controversial idea and not just because it's money for nothing.
Paying everyone a set amount every month as a baseline level of income has intrigued economists and central bank geeks for years.
Supporters say it has the power to improve physical and mental health and the economy and society, but critics say it's the start of a slippery slope to state dependency and control.
A new proposed trial for 30 people in the UK to get 1,600 a month has put the topic back on the agenda.