A big need: Covid-19 has rammed home the necessity of social protection and a universal basic income grant

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Chronic unemployment and poverty have deepened despite numerous interventions. Over and above Covid-19 impacts, they amount to a chronic disaster that is unravelling our wellbeing and social cohesion and weakening our constitutional democracy. A pilot basic income grant offers a way out of the looming crisis.