Since the idea first emerged in Switzerland to label a basic income as a human right, widespread international discussion of an “unconditional basic income” is threatening to render many social institutions obsolete.

Indeed, many crimes, much suffering, and even the environment could be aided by giving people enough to survive on instead of forcing them to explicitly participate in the consumer economy.

The video lays out all the basics in 3 minutes, but if you want more information you can go to the Wikipedia article here, or do a search for “unconditional basic income” online.