An argument against the idea of an unconditional, universal basic income

During the last years, a growing group of activists, scholars and organisations has been calling for the so-called “basic income”. It pops up almost everywhere now: in news broadcasts, newspaper articles and in countless online endorsements of a nearly evangelical nature.

However, it’s time for a healthy, well-founded counter argument that answers to some of the serious flaws of the idea of a basic income.

The appeal of a basic income is very understandable. The idea is intuitive, practical, and it appears to be free from complex ideological discussions. Moreover, the arguments that are used are simple to understand and are […]

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