Universal Basic Income
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An unconditional basic income is given to citizens of a country because they are citizens, not conditional upon other qualifications. Some people have suggested that a universal basic income would be a good way to eliminate poverty and deal with unemployment.
Iran was the first country to introduce a national basic income. Since Autumn 2010 it has paid an income to all citizens and replace the decades long system of subsidies of petrol, fuel, and other supplies. In 2012, the sum corresponded to about 40 U.S. dollars per person per month.