- a one-time lump sum payment at a certain age (as was proposed by Thomas Paine in the 1790s in his essay Agrarian Justice)
- a periodic payment of a certain amount of money (most modern proposals).
We propose that every citizen of 16 years of age and older will receive a monthly payment of about 1,000 talent .
In the case of minors – i.e. those below the age of 16, their parents will receive the money. The principle is that the parent who actually care for the child will receive the money. However the amount of money will be age adjusted.
We are in favour of Robin Baker’s system of “child equivalents”. A baby counts for one child equivalent, a toddler for two, a ten-year old for three and a teenager for four. For each child equivalent the parent will receive 250 talents. The logic behind this system is that older children have more expensive needs.
Suppose Alice has three children: one toddler, a ten-year-old and a fourteen-year-old. This will equal nine child equivalents or 2,250 talent. If Alice has no additional income, she would receive every month 3,250 talent.
For people who cannot work because of a physical or mental disability, there will be a supplement. People above the age of 70 years will also get a supplement.
 The numbers presented in this post are intended to make the system less abstract.