But he also allowed himself to offer a single policy proposal that movements might work toward: “This may be the time,” he said, “to consider a universal basic wage.”
This points unmistakably to what is usually known as universal basic income—a regular, substantial cash payment to people just for being alive.
Why is the head of the Roman Catholic Church advocating a little-tested, still-radical economic policy like the universal basic income?.
Pope Francis spoke to the need for universal access to work, alongside housing, land and food.
By nudging social policymakers toward basic income, Pope Francis seems to be doing something similar.
What might be most perplexing about a pope embracing basic income is the Catholic Church’s longstanding emphasis on the importance and dignity of work.
In the Easter message, Pope Francis spoke to the need for universal access to work, alongside housing, land and food. »