Have you ever heard of the term "Basic Income Grant"?
It means that every member of a society receives a certain amount of money every month, no exceptions, no requirements. This amount should at least guarantee existence minimum and a dignified living.
This would enable everyone to be part of the social and economic network and quickly increase trade and wealth. It also has many positive effects on how people feel, gives them hope and security.
Bringing up this topic always leads to massive criticism. To me, that's because a basic income grant heavily collides with the "nothing-is-free" concept most people have in their weird minds. Greatest justice leads to injustice in perception.
The next big point is, that everyone would just stop working and simply consume everything, and the economy would dry up.
Some folks in Namibia decided they had nothing to lose anyway and simply try it out. Live. With a few thousand people. The money that was handed out was financed.
Here's what's happening there and how it indeed created better circ**stances in a poor country: http://www.bignam.org/
This is a great bottom-up approach to "heal" a broken and disadvantaged society like in many third-world states. I like it a lot and would also love to see it in Western countries. That way we could reduce bureaucracy to a minimum and all live happier lives. Why? Because a lot of "perceived pressure" would be taken off our shoulders... You do the math.
Next time I'll write about Micro Credits.