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Berlin startup out to prove universal basic income is workable

Mein Grundeinkommen carrying out social experiment with cash from 55,000 donors

Five-year-old Miko (above, with his family) is one of 85 people chosen by startup Mein Grundeinkommen (My Basic Income) to receive the payments for a year, starting from 2014.

Mr Bohmeyer's (above) experiment has fascinated social media and boosted discussion about a universal income in Germany.


MIKO from Berlin may only be five, but he already has 1,000 euros (S$1,485) per month to live on - not from hard graft, but as part of an experiment into universal basic income.

He is one of 85 people, including around 10 children, chosen by startup Mein Grundeinkommen (My

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