122 participants in a long-term study on unconditional basic income receive the additional income for three years - financed by gifts from private donors. In total, that makes 43.200 euros for each of them. The first payment arrived on June 1st.
Lisa Buchenauer could hardly believe that she was one of the chosen ones. “It's a crazy feeling to get money in our performance society without having to do anything for it,” says the 28-year-old. To celebrate, she took her boyfriend and family out to dinner. Working less is out of the question for them.