What would you do if you were provided with an unconditional basic income that covered the costs of your necessities? Enno Schmidt discusses the possibilities, and explains how rethinking income distribution is not only necessary in our developing digital economy but also the next giant step in human history. Interviewed by TEDxBasel’s curator, Hayes Ford
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Enno Schmidt is an artist, filmmaker, author and spokesman. He is a founder of the people’s initiative for an unconditional basic income in Switzerland (vote on June 5th), and co-founder and managing director of the Enterprise Economy and Art – Expands. A graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts in Frankfurt am Main in Germany, he lives in Basel.
Favourite quote: “He who wants something finds a way. He who doesn’t, finds a reason”, Götz W. Werner, entrepreneur
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