An Indian child at a temporary shelter in Hyderabad. The country’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, is considering introducing a universal basic income. Photo: AFP
Tom Holland
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Abacus by Tom Holland

From Hong Kong to India, two ideas of social welfare that will never get off the ground

As HK chief executive hopeful John Tsang flirts with the idea of a negative income tax, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is considering a universal basic income

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An Indian child at a temporary shelter in Hyderabad. The country’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, is considering introducing a universal basic income. Photo: AFP
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