Basic Income – Dr. Lia Ettinger and Dr. Ofer Sitbon

What would happen if, instead of putting the revenues from natural gas and other natural resources—which are estimated at hundreds of billions of sheqels—into the State coffers, they were paid out directly to every citizen on a monthly basis? Just imagine that you got money from the government, say NIS 3,000, every month. How would this income affect our economy? Would people work less? Maybe it would even lead to economic growth.

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