Why universal basic income costs far less than you think

Un article en anglais d’Elizaveta Fouksman pour The Conversation revient sur une erreur courante lorsqu’on parle de revenu de base : le « coût » de la mesure n’est qu’une fraction du budget global.

A true cost estimate will always discuss who the net beneficiaries will be, who the net contributors will be, and the rate at which we gradually switch people over from being beneficiaries to being contributors as they get richer (this is sometimes called the claw-back rate, the withdrawal rate or the marginal tax rate – which is not an overall tax, but simply the rate at which people start to return their UBI to the communal pot as they earn more).


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