For the past four years, the Berlin startup Mein Grundeinkommen (My Basic Income) has held a raffle to provide winners with unconditional basic incomes. So far 192 people have won 1,000 euros per month over the course of a year. We speak with political campaigner Meera L. Zaremba as the nonprofit tests out the real-world implications, prompting curiosity from politicians and the general public.
We also check in with winners of previous raffles and supporters, including Lars Peterson, who argues that the unconditional basic income removes the pressure from civil institutions as well as allowing more people to “pursue…healthier living.”
Photos by Monika Müller-Kroll