A brilliantly reported, global look at universal basic income—a stipend given to every citizen—and why it might be necessary in an age of rising inequality, persistent poverty, and dazzling technology.
“Like it or hate it, universal basic income is the biggest social policy idea of the 21st century so far. Annie Lowrey’s book is the best study yet of the world’s experiences with universal basic income. It deserves acclaim & more important, the close attention of policy makers.”
—Lawrence H. Summers, former Treasury Secretary of the United States
A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice
Shortlisted for the 2018 FT & McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award