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Letters A universal basic income

Universal basic income may be a Trojan horse

BMJ 2017; 356 doi: (Published 16 January 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j190
  1. Bernardo Sousa-Pinto, PhD student and researcher
  1. CINTESIS—Centre for Health Technology and Services Research, Rua Dr Plácido da Costa, s/n Porto, 4200-450 Portugal
  1. bernardosousapinto{at}

First results of universal basic income (UBI) studies are encouraging,1 but the introduction of a UBI should not be regarded uncritically. Nationwide or state-wide introduction of a UBI might act as a “Trojan horse,” enabling the reduction of funds for …

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