ESS010 - Basic Income


An online magazine for students across Europe has asked their readers to say what they feel about the concept of “Basic Income”. The best essays  will be published online. Read the definition of “Basic Income” as published on the website of BIEN (The Basic  Income Earth Network).


Basic Income


You have decided to enter the competition. In your essay, argue either for or against this topic. You should:

  • discuss if everyone should (not) have the right to an income without any requirements
  • highlight what the effects on society would be if this idea was put into practice
  • explain whether or not this could be financed


Give your essay a title. Write around 400 words.