The Basic Income

The Basic income, a cultural impulse is a German-Swiss documentary that promotes the idea of ​​a Basic income . The film, directed by Daniel Häni and Enno Schmidt , was published in 2008. Since then, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Hungarian, Italian , Japanese, Portuguese, Slovak, Slovenian, and Spanish.

The documentary has been broadcasts 500,000 views by 2012 according to the official website. [1] Versions with subtitles in many languages ​​and dubbed versions in English and Slovak can be viewed on YouTube .

„The video was used as a basis for discussion in numerous groups during the Swiss petition for a basic income to be included in the Constitution was under way.“ [2]


  1. Jump up^ „Making-of zum Movie Grundeinkommen – ein Kulturimpuls“ (in German). 9 September 2008 . Retrieved 2012-08-30 .
  2. Jump up^ „Basic Income“ . LiveiPad . Retrieved 2014-02-16 .