A minister in Spain is making this a key policy ahead of a big general election this month.
Yolanda Díaz is proposing €20,000 ‘universal inheritance’ for every Spanish citizen when they turn 18. The goal is to offer more equal opportunity, or as Diaz puts it: ‘to allow the young people of our country to have a future regardless of their surname’.
Here’s how it works:
What’s also interesting is how it’s divided opinion on both the sides of the political spectrum.
Some conservatives see it as a way to expand the economy; while a number of progressives are questioning the long-term viability of the scheme.
What do you make of Diaz’s idea?
The perfect springboard to support every young person? Or a waste of precious public resources…?
And what would the 18-year-old you do with €20,000 in your pocket?
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