Ireland will trial a Basic Income scheme for artists

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The following submission statement was provided by /u/lughnasadh: — Submission Statement. There aren’t many details on this yet, beyond the fact it’s a €25 million trial. In Ireland, Covid has played a big part in this. Worldwide it seems to have got many of us used to temporary Basic Income measures. I wonder will it speed up the acceptance of Basic Income in response to automation in the future. — Please reply to OP’s comment here: /r/Futurology/comments/q7cyp7/ireland_will_trial_a_basic_income_scheme_for/hghnwhe/

FuturologyBot

One of the big potential problems with basic income ideas is the government in power picking who gets it and who doesn’t. For it to work, it has to be universal with very minimal government regulation. Suppose, for example, a new government comes into power and takes it away from one group and gives it to another group they favor. Or, they set conditions that insures their cronies and supporters get the money while those it’s actually intended to help get a pittance or nothing. Essentially, this is the system we currently have in many parts of the world.

jfcarr

Whatever you think of it, this has nothing to do with UBI. It’s simply a targeted subsidy for the arts sector.

EndiePosts

I think the “its who you know” is one problem to this that u/jfcarr mentions. However, it is also not mentioned what will determine someone as an artist. Do they need to produce work at a certain rate? or can they always be in the process of “creating”? This is especially interesting given the “Take the Money and Run” piece that just burned the Kunsten museum

bracorke

Submission Statement. There aren’t many details on this yet, beyond the fact it’s a €25 million trial. In Ireland, Covid has played a big part in this. Worldwide it seems to have got many of us used to temporary Basic Income measures. I wonder will it speed up the acceptance of Basic Income in response to automation in the future.

lughnasadh