Universal Basic Income (“UBI”) is a seductive, dangerous, hopelessly idealistic notion. No matter what the amount of the guaranteed income, there would be people whose circumstances would still leave them in substandard conditions, and it would not cancel out the natural impulse to want to help those in such circumstances. It also wouldn’t achieve the utopian equality that some people can’t resist pursuing because there will always be variations in ability and motivation that will result in unequal outcomes.
Proponents say “UBI” would be a practical alternative to the current welfare system. You really think it wouldn’t be “adjusted” to help some more than others once the proponents realize that it won’t produce equal outcomes? Forget it. The proponents fail to account for the effects of human nature.
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