What would you do if a universal basic income were introduced so that every month, an amount of money appeared in your bank account? Would you stop working? Would you change your life? In a series of questions, seven short documentaries explore our relationship with work and money.
The Cherokee Native Americans in North Carolina have been receiving a basic income for 20 years: half of the casino revenue in their land trust is shared equally among the population. In Tokyo, the statistics are rapidly veering in the opposite direction: overtime is the norm, and hundreds of people literally work themselves to death each year.
What happens when an NGO introduces a basic income in a Kenyan village? How realistic are the utopian ideas of the group of programmers who in the wake of bitcoin also want to create a “bitnation”? The interface in the interactive series Earn a Living translates this worldwide view to the value of money, time and work in your own society.
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