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Free Lunch Society: Komm Komm Grundeinkommen (2017)

What would you do if your income were taken care of?


Christian Tod


Christian Tod
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Credited cast:
Peter Barnes Peter Barnes ... Hilmself - Entrepreneur and Environmentalist
Petra Barthel Petra Barthel ... Narrator (voice)
Tiffany Beroid Tiffany Beroid ... Self - Walmart Worker
Michael Bohmeyer Michael Bohmeyer ... Self - Entrepreneur
Marshall Brain Marshall Brain ... Self - Computer Scientist
Charles Brown Charles Brown ... Self - Walmart Worker
Erik Brynjolfsson ... Self - Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (archive footage)
Sal Conte Sal Conte ... Self - Cab Driver
Dieter Dohr Dieter Dohr ... Self - Lottery Winner
Rudolphine Eigowas Rudolphine Eigowas ... Self - Seamstress
Robert Finch Robert Finch ... Self - Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare (archive footage)
Evelyn Forget Evelyn Forget ... Self - Economist
Milton Friedman ... Self - Economist and Nobel Laureate (archive footage)
Erich Fromm ... Self - Psychoanalyst (archive footage)
Joseph Ganeb Joseph Ganeb ... Self - Brickmaker
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Just a few years ago, an unconditional basic income was considered a pipe dream. Today, this utopia is more imaginable than ever before - intense discussions are taking place in all political and scientific camps. FREE LUNCH SOCIETY provides background information about this idea and searches for explanations, possibilities and experiences regarding its implementation.

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[first lines]
Captain Jean-Luc Picard: [clip from "Star Trek: The Next Generation", "The Neutral Zone", 1988] A lot has changed in the past three hundred years. People are no longer obsessed with the accumulation of things. We've eliminated hunger, want, the need for possessions. We've grown out of our infancy.
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Absolutely thought provoking about unconditional basic income
4 October 2017 | by OJTSee all my reviews

I never really believed in the idea of "free money" to everyone, or unconditional basic income, without working for it.

But this film triggers my interest. Fact: The world produces enough foods and goods to feed a happy world. Fact: The world is more than prosperous enough to end all inequality. Fact: The Walmart-family owns just as much as 160 mill. Americans. Fact: Lotto winners keep on working even if they don't have to. Fact: A tax on money- and finance-transactions will fix this inequality. Fact: It would boost the economy to give more people a decent income.

The system of today, where the richest get richer by the day, and the middle class can't even survive on the income of two badly paid jobs, we need a new system. Watch this film containing meaning of a lot of really smart people.

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5 May 2017 (Austria) See more »

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