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Universal Basic Income is a phrase that you’ve perhaps only started hearing, as it gains traction from thought leaders to politicians. As we imagine new futures for ourselves and our societies in these strange times, Free Lunch Society explores the back story of an idea of how we could move forward.

Just a few years ago, a universal basic income was considered a pipe dream. Today, it is discussed and trialled by policymakers. An unconditional basic income means money for everyone, as a human right without service in return. But is the concept a visionary reform project, a neoliberal axe to the roots of the social state, or a socially romantic left-wing utopia? Free Lunch Society provides background information about this idea and searches for explanations, possibilities and experiences regarding its implementation.

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“Intriguingly wonky."
- The Stranger
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- New Notions Cinema
Runtime: 95 mins Rating: STC