Universal Basic Income (UBI) is a type of program in which people receive a regular sum of money without the requirement to work for it. Does UBI make sense?
UBI is financially irresponsible
UBI undermines social cohesion
Socially destructive outcomes occur when income is no longer connected to work.
UBI increases economic inequality
UBI supplants programs targeted at reducing poverty, redirecting that funding to the wealthier members of society.
UBI allows everyone to meet their basic needs
Everyone should have the unconditional ability to meet their basic needs in life.
UBI does not reduce incentives to work
UBI benefits are not withdrawn if a person works, so work is not disincentivized.
UBI is simpler to implement than other forms of welfare
Because UBI is unconditional, it requires less testing and monitoring than other programs.
Right-wing arguments for a low universal income. Left-wing vision for high universal income.
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