Until relatively recently, basic income was dismissed as a radical concept that was only embraced by idealists. In 2020, basic income has made its way from the fringes to the main stage. Growing consensus for basic income comes not from a place of utopianism, but rather from a place of pain. While the global economy continues to grow year-on-year, in poor and wealthy countries alike, millions struggle to pay for basic needs and suffer the anxiety and insecurity this confers. The way society has traditionally created growth – through the issuance of interest-bearing fiat currency – has institutionalized a system of inequality where wealth does not trickle down.