Until very recently, basic income was considered by most to be a radical concept only embraced by idealists. But by 2020, the notion had made its way from the economic and political fringes to the main stage. The fresh enthusiasm for basic income comes not from a place of utopianism, but rather from a place of pain. While our global economy continues to grow year-on-year, across the world, in poor and wealthy countries alike, millions of people struggle to pay for basic needs and suffer from anxiety and insecurity. The way we have traditionally created growth – through issuance of interest-bearing fiat currency – has institutionalized a system of inequality where wealth does not trickle down.