Twenty Americans from all walks of life have just won a lottery: a guaranteed check every week that's big enough to cover basic living expenses. What will they do with this opportunity? What if this weren't a lottery for a few, but a government policy for all? What would you do with it?
If you had the freedom to be independent of and unbeholden to any other person or employer for a source of life-sustaining income - the freedom from fear of homelessness and hunger - what would you dare to pursue?
BOOTSTRAPS investigates the concept of universal basic income and the realities and impacts it would have on everyday America.
A basic income is a periodic cash payment unconditionally delivered to all on an individual basis, without means test or work requirement.
– from Basic Income Earth Network (BIEN)