We all want to get free money, get free money. That sounds like a utopia and it is. Logical as all of us just being able to get free money, then money also loses its value as a means of exchange and trading.
How do you get free money?
Of course it is always possible to get free money, but those options are limited. For example, you can get free money by getting a legacy or gift in your lap. After deducting the tax, the rest of the money is yours without you having to do anything for it.
Another possibility is to win a lottery. In some cases you still owe probability money tax on the amount won and in other cases the probability money tax has already been deducted and the amount won is entirely yours (minus the wealth tax of course).
The twitter hype FreeCash. Here anonymous benefactors give tips with which people can find money hidden by the informants somewhere in the Netherlands. It is intended that the finders post a selfie of themselves on Twitter with the found money.
Distributions are seen by some as free money. You receive a basic amount of income and in principle you don’t have to do anything for it.
Get a basic income and free money
There are different voices to give every citizen a basic income and thus eliminate the inequality within society. Switzerland in particular is far advanced with these thoughts. They consider giving every Swiss adult citizen an income of approximately € 2,000 per month. When everyone has a guaranteed income, the stress to perform falls away, people have more freedom of choice and more material certainty. According to a Canadian study that took place in the Canadian province of Manitoba for four years, people continue to work in addition to this basic income, albeit sometimes fewer days a week. With work you can earn extra money on top of the basic income, but the earnings are lower. In the Netherlands too, there are regular votes for a basic income. Because everyone receives this amount, wages in hospitals, education, police and other branches of the civil service are significantly reduced and the entire current benefit system disappears, this plan could, according to the proponents, be paid for.