Universal Basic Income (A Response to Josh Barro)

It was interesting to see Josh Barro let the election of Donald Trump help him make up his mind against universal basic income. In my case, even the prospect of a Trump presidency was making it clear to me how important the UBI is as a policy. So I thought I’d quickly jot down some reactions to Barro’s piece.

First, like Barro, I think the strength of the UBI is the way it unites Left and Right. It "has become subject of fascination for policy wonks across the ideological spectrum because of the goals it intends to serve: decoupling subsistence […]

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