The world is not ready for universal basic income

The world is not ready for universal basic income

The debates over whether the US or other developed countries should institute a Universal Basic Income (UBI) do not consider a basic point: we already have UBI. We just have different names for it.

At its lowest level, UBI is called variously prison fare, care standards for mental patients or military Meals Ready to Eat given away during natural disasters.

Homeless shelters and border patrol detention sites are also dreadful components of our existing UBI system.A few years ago, if you were hungry in America you could get “government cheese” from agriculture department distribution centres. You can be grateful if you […]

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