Universal basic income is the operating system of a post-industrial state There are very few policy ideas that attract support from all sides of the political spectrum these days. Universal basic income is one of them.
The idea of replacing existing welfare systems by giving everyone unconditional cash payments—regardless of income, work status, or anything else—is appealing to conservatives who want to shrink government bureaucracy, liberals who want to support low-wage workers, and technologists who think that robots will soon take all our jobs. In short, for a wide range of problems, basic income is presented as the solution.
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