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Should Lee Jae-myung, the ruling Democratic Party's pick, come from behind to win the presidency in March, South Korea could become the first major economy to adopt a universal basic income program.   © Illustration by Hiroko Aida
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Cash for all: Lee Jae-myung's radical plan to reshape South Korea

Presidential hopeful wants universal basic income to ease economic disparities

KIM JAEWON, Nikkei staff writer | South Korea

SEOUL -- Universal basic income, which has been gaining buzz on the fringes of mainstream economic thought, has become a central pillar in the platform of a South Korean presidential candidate.

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